Thursday, May 3, 2012

Our Firm Foundation

I find that if grief does not bring me to God's Perspective,
I cannot find my footing. I recently came across an old hymn 
that says it very well:
How firm a foundation, yet Saints in the Lord
Is laid for your faith in His excellent Word;
What more can He say than to you He hath said
You who unto Jesus for refuge have fled?
Fear not, he is with thee, O be not dismayed,
For He is Thy God, and will still give thee aid:
He’ll strengthen thee, help thee, and cause thee to stand
Upheld by His righteous, omnipotent hand.
When through the deep waters he calls thee to go,
The rivers of grief shall not thee overflow;
For He will be with thee in trouble to bless,
And sanctify to thee thy deepest distress.
When through fiery trials thy pathway shall be,
His grace all sufficient shall be thy supply;
The flame shall not hurt thee, its only design
Thy dross to consume and thy gold to refine.
The soul that on Jesus has leaned for repose
He will not, he cannot, desert to its foes;
That soul, though all hell should endeavor to shake
He never will leave, He will never forsake.
Charles Wesley

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