Lean On Me

Lean On Me-When You’re Not Strong And I’ll Help You Carry On

Lean On Me:

Bill Withers sang this song back in the 1970s and I’m sure we all will remember it well. It’s called, “Lean On Me”, and here are just a few of the lyrics. I’m sorry if this song gets stuck in your head the rest of the day..

Lean On Me

Sometimes in our lives we all have pain
We all have sorrow
But if we are wise
We know that there’s always tomorrow

Lean on me, when you’re not strong
And I’ll be your friend
I’ll help you carry on
For it won’t be long
‘Til I’m gonna need
Somebody to lean on

Please swallow your pride
If I have things you need to borrow
For no one can fill those of your needs
That you won’t let show

So just call on me brother, when you need a hand
We all need somebody to lean on
I just might have a problem that you’d understand
We all need somebody to lean on

Just call me
If you need a friend.

Lean On Me And I’ll Help You Carry On:

Believe it or not, but this song is almost scriptural. If we look at James 5:16, It says, ” Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.”

“Confess your faults”… The key is to get to the point where we can confess our faults. First we must admit we have faults and failures. No one is perfect and we all struggle with some “thing. That thing is often very hard to overcome.

“And pray for one another”…We really need to have someone we trust enough to confess our short-comings and failures to. Iron sharpens iron and so one man/woman sharpens another.

We desperately need to have a friend to lean on and share what we are struggling with. This is a step in the right direction towards mental, spiritual and emotional health.

“That you may be healed”…Confess it and bring light to it, pray in agreement about it, why? Simply because there is healing in confession.

When two or more are gathered together in His name; He is right there in the midst!! How awesome is that??

You see, the effectual prayer is an effective prayer. The prayer of a fervent person never gives up, never gives in until they win. When righteous people fervently pray, it avails, it heals, and will accomplish much!!

There’s so many of us going through so much these days; we have got to help each other out. We need each other!

Lean On Me


So, lean on me..when you’re not strong… I’ll be your friend… I’ll help you carry on!

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8 thoughts on “Lean On Me-When You’re Not Strong And I’ll Help You Carry On”

  1. Hi! Thanks so much for this delightful and spiritual post.

    I never really thought of this song in a scriptural sense until now. It actually fits in quite well. We all need someone to lean on and who better than God. Our true friend who will never leave or forsake us.

    Do you think that Bill Withers wrote this song with God in mind or do you think it’s merely a coincidence?

    1. You’re welcome Barb. I’m not really sure if he wrote that with God in mind or not, but if he didn’t, it sure fits doesn’t it?

  2. Great post, Mike! I’m a professional mental health therapist working with at-risk adolescents in alternative school. Most of them are “tough guys” or “tough girls” who tend to crow about their strength and independence. I do a demonstration that illustrates the point of your post when I have them in a group setting. I have the “toughest” tough guy in the group come up in front with me and I hand him a small glass of water, half full. I have him hold it out in front of him at arms length and I ask him how much it weighs. Usually, he’s confused, but I regularly get, “I don’t know, but it’s not much…very light.” Then I tell him I want him to keep it out there for an hour. What will happen? He’ll say something like, “my arm will get tired.” Then, I say I want him to hold it all night without letting it down, how much will it weigh,then? “Probably a ton, I won’t be able to stand it”. Next, I invite up five kids from the group at random and starting with me, I put my hand under his, then add In The five kids one by one, with their hand under his, all of us supporting the cup. “Now, how much does it weigh?” “Very little”. I conclude by saying that even little weights (problems) can be overwhelmingly heavy if we have to hold them for a long time. But, when we share the load together, the burden is bearable. Sorry, you triggered a counselor “flashback”. lol.

    1. Thank you Mr Jack. I’m really glad that triggered your response. Analogies, word pictures or parables are the most powerful training tools we can use. Keep up the great work.

      Blessings your way brother!

  3. LeNard Simmons

    When two or more are gathered He truly is in the midst of us. Let me tell you about an experience I just had. Then you tell me if the Holy Spirit is not alive and moving.

    Ok, so I just wrote this post about networking. How if you are in a community and you’re not helping each other out by supporting the community business and services, the community won’t function at full efficiency.

    Working together and sharing of the bible teaches us all
    about God and how He wants us to grow.

    Thanks for posting this.

    1. Thank you LeNard for reading my post first of all. And thanks for your insight as well. We really must help each other out in all areas of life. I believe that has something to do with, “Love Your Neighbors As Yourself”

  4. This is such a deep and sentimental statement! Absolutely every body, no matter the lifestyle, has faced adversity mentally, socially, or even physically. There is a 100% chance you will make someone happy if you are there for them, because no matter how recent, they have needed that support before. Very important point that I think a lot of us can learn from in today’s society of separation and politics. Thank you for the insightful message!

    1. Thank you Joe for your comment. Yes, we all need somebody to lean on from time to time. I often say, “a burden shared is half the burden.”

      Blessings your way


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