A Friend When You Need One
It’s so easy to get discouraged,
To be downcast or in despair.
When you feel all alone in your wilderness,
And it seems that no one cares.
That’s when temptation hits the hardest,
Where the battle is nearly lost – or won.
When you stumble through dark valleys
And gloomy shadows hide the Son.
In your loneliness and your struggles,
Here’s a solution that may seem odd –
Don’t look around to man for comfort,
Instead, with hope, look up to God.
Jesus will provide the grace you require
And His Word will light the way.
All you need is faith to claim His promises,
And your night will turn to day.
The Lord knows your each and every need –
He knows, before you even ask in prayer.
Just keep on being faithful to Him,
And, in time, His answer will be there.
So instead of giving up in disgrace,
Do the work that must be done;
You will find that as you run the race,
God will bring a friend when you most need one.
December 8th, 2001
And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer;
and while they are yet speaking, I will hear.
A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly:
and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.