Thursday, March 13, 2008

My jumbled thoughts...

I went to Bible Study this morning and we sang a song that seemed so perfect for me lately. The last fews days I've just been so anxious with trying to get a flight scheduled, a rental car, hotel, etc. and also worrying about Emeric's biopsy and what this all means. At our Bible study we're studying Daniel and we've been talking about fiery trials and what different types of trials do for our faith. Then yesterday I turned on the radio and the man was quoting the verse(don't know the reference right now) about how God's grace is sufficient and then talking about Job and how after Job had lost everything he said to God, "My ears had heard of you but now my eyes have seen you." That is what trials do for us. They refine, strengthen and increase our faith and they make us realize we have nothing without Christ. Of course I still struggle with that fact daily and with believing the lies that Satan throws in my path of guilt, fear, distrust, etc. but like a girl in Bible study shared, if God was not trustworthy we would have no reason to trust him. He is trustworthy and has everything in control and I need to keep reminding myself of that fact instead of driving myself and those around me crazy with worry.

I wanted to share this song we sang that was so perfect today:

Day by day, and with each passing moment,
Strength I find to meet my trials here;
Trusting in my Father's wise bestowment,
I've no cause for worry or for! fear.
He, whose heart is kind beyond all measure,
Gives unto each day what He deems best,
Lovingly its part of pain and pleasure,
Mingling toil with peace and rest.

Every day the Lord Himself is near me,
With a special mercy for each hour;
All my cares He fain would bear and cheer me,
He whose name is Counsellor and Pow'r.
The protection of His child and treasure
Is a charge that on Himself He laid;
"As thy days, thy strength shall be in measure,"
This the pledge to me He made.

Help me then, in every tribulation,
So to trust Thy promises, O Lord,
That I lose not faith's sweet consolation,
Offered me within Thy holy Word.
Help me, Lord, when toil and trouble meeting,
E'er to take, as from a father's hand,
One by one, the days, the moments fleeting,
Till with Christ the Lord I stand.


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