Lean on me …

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take..” — Proverbs 3:4-6 (NLT)

We’re only a week or two into the New Year, and already some of us are feeling the strain. We’re struggling with the current Coronavirus crisis, which seems to be getting worse and not better. The impact on our day to day lives is greater than ever, and it seems that here in the UK we are at the most dangerous time of all. 

Although there is light at the end of the tunnel with the prospect of the vaccine, with promises to vaccinate the most vulnerable of all over the next few months. But the effect of the pandemic on individuals, on families, on communities, and even upon the country, is devastating – far beyond anything we have experienced in our lifetime.

Who do you lean on when you’re in need? It reminds me of that song by Bill Withers, ‘Lean on Me.’ The words say, “Lean on me when you’re not strong and I’ll be your friend, I’ll help you carry on.” Who do you lean on? Who is your friend, dependable and reliable always?

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.”

Proverbs 3:4-6 (NLT)

We might not have friends or family we can truly rely on, but we can put our trust in our Heavenly Father, God, and our Saviour, Jesus Christ. He promised “never to leave us or forsake us” (Hebrews 13:5), and He will guide your path. Whatever your struggles in 2021, you can lean on Him.

None of us are immune; strong, thriving trees can sometimes be uprooted; so let us not trust in our own understanding – lean on the Lord, your God. Lean on Him this year, and for the decades ahead.

May we pray: Thank You, Lord, that we can lean on you when the going gets tough. Please help us through these difficult times ahead, and throughout the year ahead.  We ask this in the precious name of our Saviour, Christ Jesus; Amen.


If you’re struggling , we would like to pray for you – please get in touch. Don’t feel that you have to struggle on alone. May God Bless You.

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