Leave It There

Why art thou cast down,
O my soul?
and why art thou disquieted in me?
ope thou in God;
for I shall yet praise him
for the help of his countenance.
- Psalm 42:5 -

If the world from you withhold of its silver and its 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.
- Charles Tindley -

One day a worried parishioner approached Charles Tindley
for a word of comfort.
The kindly pastor replied:
"Put all your troubles in a sack,
take 'em to the Lord,
and leave 'em there."
This homespun response was the spark that later prompted the pastor,
Charles Tindley, to pen the words and music of this familiar gospel hymn in 1916.
- Kenneth W. Osbeck; 101 More Hymn Stories -

Charles H. Spurgeon, the noted English Baptist pastor,
once gave this similar advice:
"If you tell your troubles to God,
you put them into the grave.
If you roll your burden anywhere else,
it will roll back again."

Worrying does not empty tomorrow
of its troubles,
it empties today of its strength.
- Corrie Ten Boom -

Take therefore no thought for the morrow: 
for the morrow shall take thought 
for the things of itself. 
-Matthew 6:34 -

Worrying is like sitting in a rocking chair.
It  gives you something to do,
but it doesn't get you anywhere.
- English Proverb - 

 Casting all your care upon him; 
for he careth for you.
- 1 Peter 5:7 -

May your day be full of joy and sweet blessings,
dear friends!

Love and hugs to you!



shortybear said...

thank you from the bottom of my heart for sharing this, love you.

Anonymous said...

Blessed words....

Mary Hutchins said...

Beautiful pictures and words that touched my heart! Love the collage. Hope your SonDay is happy and blessed.

domenica.60 said...

Your post , sweet pictures and blessed words for my Sunday.
Thank you,

Cranberry Morning said...

Casting all our care, because He is the only one who is always trustworthy and able. xo

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Stephanie, what a beautiful post today with the beautiful roses of many colors! I love each one, but you know the precious hymn and Scripture are what encourages me so. As we all have burdens, no matter the season of life, God is there for us. Oh, that we would leave our heavy burdens with Him. And I love the quote about putting our troubles in a sack. My precious hubby often reminds me about putting my cares in a paper bag and giving them to the Lord for the night. How precious! May God continue to bless you and guide you in these wonderful posts that are uplifting and precious each Sabbath! Hugs and love, precious friend! xoxo


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Mehrll said...

Where in the world do you find such awesome roses. Love this post and this is one of my favorite songs. We so often take our problems to the Lord and then say I'll hold on to them, if you don't mind, instead of giving them to Him to handle. Love the thoughts you added. Hugs

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Oh my goodness, sweet girl, I have tears streaming down my face as I read this. Somehow, your spiritual posts always touch me as if they are meant for me when I need it the most. I do leave my problems with God, but I still hold on to them. I am going back and reading your post for a third time. Thank you for sharing this today, along with your beautiful pictures. I'll bet the roses were for your birthday! Love and blessings today.

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

What a beautiful post filled with lovely roses and uplifting & encouraging scripture, thoughts, and a beloved old hymn.

Soon before my husband went to be with Jesus, I came home from work one day and he said to me, The verse for the day is " Cast all of your care on Him for He careth for you.". I can still here his deep voice quoting that verse to me and it is a continual blessing to me when things seem so bleak at times.

Thank you for your love and time in putting this post together.

Love & hugs ~ FlowerLady

Melanie said...

Beautiful post, Stephanie! I really needed to read this today. Have a blessed day, my friend.

Weekend-Windup said...

Good one, amazing pictures...

Debbie Harris said...

As I'm reading this lovely post my heart is singing along as I love this hymn. Oh to sing those old time hymns again.
I was going to share one of the quotes that I enjoyed, but by the time I finished reading I enjoyed every one of them. Great ones to ponder on for sure.
Your photos of those gorgeous roses were beautiful, Stephanie.

Thank you for another lovely Sunday post with all its beauty and glory.

Much love~~

Lowcarb team member said...

Beautiful blooms
Beautiful, and thoughtful, words.

Thank you.

All the best Jan

mamasmercantile said...

Such a beautiful, uplifting post. The flowers were so gorgeous and vibrant, a real delight.

20 North Ora said...

What a beautiful post. One of my favorite quotes is "To worry is an insult to God". I keep that posted several places so I don't forget.


Margie said...

Thank you for sharing this beautiful message, Stephanie. Do the gorgeous roses mark a special occasion? Heh.

Daniela said...

I feel so blessed by this post of yours, my precious, adorable Stephanie, your photographs are simply stunning and the words of the hymn are perfect for them ... after a little break of a few days I'm back and I must admit that I've been missing you so much, my sweet soul !

May your week to come be filled with love and joy, sending genntle hugs to you, with much, so much thankfulness

P.S.: Happy belated Birthday, my wonderful lady !

Faye Henry said...

Simply beautiful.. Thank you so much for your post so full of beauty and hope from our dear Lord.. Bless you, dear.. xo

magnoliasntea said...

Love the song and have sung it a million times at church. Love the quote by Charles Spurgeon, too. Your flowers are gorgeous.
Happy Lord's Day!

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Lovely post, love this hymn! Oh why, oh why is it so hard to just leave it there?! I hope you had a lovely birthday!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good evening precious one! THE LORD IS GOOD! May spring eternal be evident in our lives as we march on to a new season of God's goodness. PRAISE HIS NAME!

Mrs. Chrissy T said...

So beautiful. I love that by Corrie Ten Boom.

Kelly @ Homespuns 'n Hayfields said...

Worrying definitely gets you no where. Many times in life I have had to "leave it there", it's amazing when you're able to lean on God. I love your beautiful roses.

sarah said...

Such a heartfelt post, and the roses are magnificent.

Conniecrafter said...

I have a lot of these quotes and verses around my house, I need to be reminded constantly of them. That is a wonderful hymn too! Those flowers are just gorgeous too!
Hope you enjoyed a wonderful and fun weekend celebrating your special day!! Have a fantastic week ahead!

Poppy said...

Dear Stephanie,

Happy Spring!

Your words about worry, I'm sure, are eased with this beautiful, musical message. Thank you for sharing your pretty pics, too.

Happy Spring!


Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

This is a hymn and post theme that has special meaning for me. The only way I've been able to deal with a family problem over the last couple of years has been to leave the burden in the hands of the Lord.
Hope the birthday celebration was an awesome one!

Mari said...

Have you heard of Rory and Joey? She just passed away at age 40 of cancer, but shortly before she passed they did a CD of old hymns. I bought it and this one is on it. It's such a beautiful song.

Red Rose Alley said...

My dear Stephanie, these rose pictures belong in a magazine, they are beautiful. Thank you for sharing these verses today; sometimes life gets hard, and we grow weary, and need a little lift, and what better way to make the heart soar than a special song and cheerful roses in every color. Are you enjoying this month of April? I hope you have a blessed week, my dear.

love, ~Sheri

Consider It All Joy said...

True Words of Encouragement and Hope! Beautiful roses to match the sweetness of the post! Blessings, Cindy xo

Jazzmin said...

I don't think there has ever been a moment that I visited you, dear friend, when I was not encouraged and did not leave encourage and built up by what you shared. Thank you for these words of hope and things I have been praying about that the dear Lord knew I needed to hear. I am so thankful for this blessing and the true beauty of your photography in the vivid beauties you shared♥

Thinking of you and wishing you a wonderful week ahead. I hope you did have a blessed and joyous Lord's day with your family today, dear friend!! And I pray you had a most wonderful birthday yesterday full of blessings and happiness. I am so thankful God allowed you to be born those years ago on that April 2 so that I and so many others could enjoy the most rich blessing of knowing you and having your dear friendship☺

Love and many hugs!!

Hope said...

Hello dear Stephanie,

So many lovely roses! Love the tea setting, too. What a beautiful post.


Manu said...

How many beautiful roses!!
Wishing you a lovely week

Cheryl said...

I love the words to this song...it is one thing to take our burdens to the Lord but it is quite another to leave them there. So hard to do sometimes! Thank you for the gentle reminder, sweet friend.

Prunella Pepperpot said...

What a beautiful post and the roses are just perfect. Have a lovely week ahead :)

Pam Richardson said...

Dearest Stephanie, such beautiful comforting scripture and love the old hymn...take your burdens to the Lord and leave them there! Wishing you a joy-filled week!
Hugs and love,
Pam @ Everyday Living

Linda Walker said...

Dear Stephanie,
One of the things I find so very hard to do....though I try! Some much needed reinforcement to place my worries where they belong....lovely photos as usual!Hoping you had a wonderful birthday my friend!

Nina said...

Beautiful and so encouraging - Thank you Stephanie!
And Happy Belated Birthday to you, beautiful friend!
I hope you have had a wonderful day, being cherished by your family and friends :)
Blessings to you week ahead,

Roosterhead Designs said...

"If you trust and never doubt, He will surely bring you out."
Thank you Stephanie!! This is most uplifting and a blessing to me today~
Hugs & blessings to you, Karen O
Such gorgeous images too friend~

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Lovely, Stephanie. Thank you for the sweet hymn, lovely words and beautiful images. Blessings for your week. Hugs xo Karen

Bonnie said...

Beautiful post, Stephanie. Words and images are beautiful.

Lady Linda said...

Just beautiful!
Have a great week ahead.

Mimi said...

Words and images that speak directly to the heart Dearest Stephanie. Love, Mimi xxx

Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer said...

Beautifully written and thank you for sharing with us!

Elizabeth said...

A beautiful post! I love that hymn!

Christine said...

Dear Stephanie I apologise for only visiting now but I have to let you know that I have been thinking of you and hoping you had a very special birthday!
You deserve every joy and happiness as you share so much with all of us!
God bless sweet friend!

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Hello Stephanie,
I enjoyed looking at the pretty roses and the beautiful post. I do hope you are having a nice week. Thanks for your lovely visit!
Hugs, Julie xo

Debbie said...

beautiful blooms, beautiful colors!!! wishing you a week filled with joy!!!

doodles n daydreams said...

A lovely old hymn and lovely roses to complement the words.


Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

ah what a ruch soul lifting post dear Stephanie..

..thanks for sharing this hymn!

As from Oz had not heard of it but found it on you tube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHzlKHsAsB8
the video is a bit "beaty" with the banjo but still beautiful message is conveyed, and she has a lovely voice.

there is a stamp with that Corrie ten boom quote on it that is on my wish list .. well maybe one day or not.. :D

Our problem in life is that we cast our burden on the LORD.. but don't leave it there!!

Thanks so much for the inspiration and blessing, dear sister..
Shaz in Oz.x

{Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

Feral Turtle said...

Touching words! Those roses are magnificent!!! I can almost smell them from your beautiful pictures.

Mary E. Stephens said...

This is a beautiful post, Stephanie! Thank you! :-)

Mary E. Stephens said...

The only part I would disagree with was where Mr. Tindley wrote, "If you trust and never doubt, He will surely bring you out." I know that I had doubts many times and the Lord brought me out anyway! He is so kind and merciful like that! <3

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