Joining the Five Minute Friday community of bloggers today with a one word prompt. 

Dear Jesus,

I have a problem.

Dear Child,

I am the answer.

Are you old enough to remember this? I used it for a bulletin board sometime around 1971. Don’t know where it came from but have always found it powerful.

Dear Jesus.

Dear Father.

What a gift we have that we may address these beings so easily, in such a familiar way. Talking to the Father about ANYTHING.

Now notice this response. Jesus doesn’t ask us what the problems is. He already knows. One of my favorite verses from Romans 8 says the Spirit intercedes for us through wordless groans. Sometimes that’s all I have — groans because of

  • deep pain that cannot be expressed in words.
  • confusion or stress
  • situations that seem to have no solution
  • friends or family walking through grief

And the reassurance? This part requires belief, but even when you doubt, He hears you.

He. Is. The. Answer.

He has the answer, and He is the answer.

This song’s lyrics just run through my head. Elvis and the Jordanaires sang it, but Mosie Lister wrote it.

My Jesus knows when I am lonely;

He knows each pain;

He sees each tear.

He understands each lonely heartache,

He understands, and always cares.

My Jesus knows just what I need.


Today I thank God for

  • access to Him at any moment
  • His Spirit who knows my needs and intercedes for me
  • assurance that He is always with me.




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