Leave It There

(1) If the world from you withhold of its silver and gold,
And you have to get along with meager fare,
Just remember, in his Word, how he feeds the little bird –
Take your burden to the Lord and leave it there.

Leave it there, leave it there, 
Take your burden to the Lord and leave it there;
If you trust and never doubt, he will surely bring you out.
Take your burden to the Lord and leave it there.

(2) If your body suffers pain and your health you can’t regain,
And your soul is almost sinking in despair,
Jesus knows the pain you feel, he can save and he can heal – 
Take your burden to the Lord and leave it there. [Refrain]

(3) When your enemies assail and your heart begins to fail,
Don’t forget that God in heaven answers prayer;
He will make a way for you and will lead you safely through –
Take your burden to the Lord and leave it there. [Refrain]

(4) When your youthful days are gone and old age is stealing on.
And your body bends beneath the weight of care,
He will never leave you then, he’ll go with you to the end –
Take your burden to the Lord and leave it there. [Refrain]


Like Jehoshaphat, we may be precious in the Lord’s sight, although our schemes end in disappointment.

1 Kings 22:48 Jehoshaphat made ships of Tharshish to go to Ophir for gold: but they went not; for the ships were broken at Eziongeber.


Solomon’s ships had returned in safety but Jehoshaphat’s vessels never reached the land of gold.

Providence prospers one, and frustrates the desires of another, in the same business and at the same spot—yet the Great Ruler is as good and wise at one time as another.

May we have grace today, in the remembrance of this text, to bless the Lord for ships broken at Eziongeber, as well as for vessels freighted with temporal blessings.

Let us not envy the more successful, nor murmur at our losses as though we were singularly and specially tried.

Like Jehoshaphat, we may be precious in the Lord’s sight, although our schemes end in disappointment.


Here are just a few Scriptures declaring the Deity of the Lord Jesus Christ. There are many many more in the Bible. Be blessed by the Word of God!

Matthew 28:20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.


Lo, I am with you – That is, by my Spirit, my providence, my attending counsel and guidance. I will strengthen, assist, and direct you. This also proves that Christ is Divine. If he is a mere man, or a creature, though of the highest order, how could he promise to be “with” his disciples “always,” or at all? They would be scattered far and wide. His disciples would greatly increase. If he was “with them” always, he was God; for no finite creature could thus be present with many people scattered in different parts of the world.

John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.


John states that “the Word was God”. There is no more unequivocal declaration in the Bible than this, and there could be no stronger proof that the sacred writer meant to affirm that the Son of God was equal with the Father;

Acts 7:59- 60 And they stoned Stephen, calling upon God, and saying, Lord Jesus, receive my spirit. And he kneeled down, and cried with a loud voice, Lord, lay not this sin to their charge. And when he had said this, he fell asleep.


It is to be observed that both the prayers of Stephen are addressed to Jesus as God.

Romans 8:9 But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.


We observe here how “the Spirit of Christ” is identified with “the Spirit of God,” so as to imply the essential Deity of Christ.

1 Corinthians 2:7-8 But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory: Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.


The Lord of glory – now this place has in it a most evident proof of the Divinity of Christ,… 

Titus 2:13 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; 


Of the great God – There can be little doubt, if any, that by “the great God” here, the apostle referred to the Lord Jesus

1 Peter 1:11 Searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify, when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow.

Matthew Poole:

This shows, that not only Christ had a being under the Old Testament before his coming in the flesh, (for if Christ were not, there could be no Spirit of Christ), but likewise that Christ is God, because of his inspiring the prophets with the knowledge of future things, which none but God can do.


Excerpt From… Streams In The Desert

Mark 11:24 Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.

There is nothing that so fully clinches faith as to be so sure of the answer that you can thank God for it. —C. H. P.

Faith is not a sense, nor sight, nor reason, but a taking God at His Word.  —Evans

The beginning of anxiety is the end of faith, and the beginning of true faith is the end of anxiety.  —George Mueller

“Believe and trust; through stars and suns,

Through life and death, through soul and sense,

His wise, paternal purpose runs;

The darkness of His Providence

Is starlit with Divine intents.”


Excerpt from… Streams In The Desert

The steep bits that take away our breath,

the stony bits that make our feet ache so,

the hot shadeless stretches that make us feel so exhausted,

the rushing rivers that we have to pass through —

Jesus has gone through it all before us.

“He was wearied with his journey.”

Not some, but all the many waters went over Him,

and yet…

did not quench His love.

He was made a perfect Leader by the things which He suffered.

—Frances Ridley Havergal

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In “pastures green”? Not always; sometimes He

Who knowest best, in kindness leadeth me

In weary ways, where heavy shadows be.

So, whether on the hill-tops high and fair

I dwell, or in the sunless valleys, where

The shadows lie, what matter? He is there.