LEAN ON ME Bill Withers, 1972
The song Lean On Me has never been considered a gospel nor a church song but in many ways it should be. The lyrics, which are included, offer many truths about needing someone to lean on.
The Psalmist David understood the need for someone to lean on and offered several verses saying that he, even though a mighty man and a king, would lean on the Lord God Almighty.
Psalm 13:5 Amplified Bible
But I have trusted, leaned on, and been confident in Your mercy and loving-kindness; my heart shall rejoice and be in high spirits in Your salvation.
Psalm 9:9-11 (Amplified Bible)
The Lord also will be a refuge and a high tower for the oppressed, a refuge and a stronghold in times of trouble (high cost, destitution, and desperation).
10 And they who know Your name [who have experience and acquaintance with Your mercy] will lean on and confidently put their trust in You, for You, Lord, have not forsaken those who seek (inquire of and for) You [on the authority of God's Word and the right of their necessity].
Psalm 143:8 Amplified Bible
Cause me to hear Your loving-kindness in the morning, for on You do I lean and in You do I trust. Cause me to know the way wherein I should walk, for I lift up my inner self to You.
Perhaps from the words of this song by Bill Withers, written in 1972, and from the words of David in the Psalms you can find "a friend" that you can lean on no matter what the circumstances, 'cause we all need somebody to lean on. I know that for the past several weeks I certainly have and I know that He can be the trusted Friend to Lean On.
In Matthew 11: 28 He invites us to lean on Him.
Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.