so plowing forth and letting God use the words even tho the blog looks ugly now and the text might be wonky…..and i can’t make links work so you’ll have to go back to the post titled ‘facelift’ to see what i’m talking about. but i did at least figure out how to paste from MS Word without an error…..but the formatting is still a little wonky and not how i like it. oh well. giving myself grace!
“How are you doing?”
“all i have is Jesus….He’s the only thing that is sure/secure.”
ahhh, giving a concerned look.
because we both know when a person says that, it usually means things are going rough.
and i’ve been thinking about that all morning.
the truth is…..Jesus as the only rock secure- is always the truth. rough times or not.
and i’d like to remember that
What i long for in growth is that the good things won’t compete for my affections, and the hard things won’t steal my joy.
the beautiful thing that wrought peace to my heart and brought sleep to my body earlier in the week was this. so the decision was the wrong one and the response was the wrong one, and maybe my children will go down the wrong way tho i have striven so to point them to the right way, and maybe in the work i do, i will do it all wrong and it all may just not work. regardless of my failures real and failures percieved…..
Jesus is my only hope. Jesus is sure. because of Jesus and who He is and what He does,
i can rest secure. i can cease striving because i know that He is God.
Oh that you would rend the heavens and come down,
that the mountains would tremble before You!
As when fire sets twigs ablaze and causes water to boil,
come down to make Your name known to your enemies
and cause the nations to quake before You!
For when you did awesome things that we did not expect,
You came down and the mountains trembled before You.
Since ancient times no one has heard,
no ear has perceived, no eye has seen
any God besides You,
who acts on behalf of those who wait for Him.
You come to the help of those who gladly do right,
who remember Your ways.
But when we continued to sin against them, You were angry.
How then can we be saved?
All of us have become like one who is unclean,
and all our righteous acts are like filthy rags;
we all shrivel up like a leaf, and like the wind our sins sweep us away.
You. are. our. Father.
this I call to mind
and therefore have hope:
Because of the LORD’s great love
we are not consumed,
for His compassions never fail.
They are new every morning;
is Your Faithfulness.
I say to myself, ‘The LORD is my portion;
therefore I will wait for Him.’
The LORD delights in those who fear Him,
who put their hope in
Those who put their hope
in God’s love to not fail?
bring Him delight.
Blessed are the people whose God is the LORD
The Only One Who faithfully, faithfully gives
pardon for sin
and a peace that endureth
Thine own dear Presence
to cheer and to guide
strength for today
and bright Hope for tomorrow
Isaiah 64 (from this morning’s advent reading at church); Lamentations 3; Psalm 147; 144; a Hymn