‘I Trust in Thee’

Though he slay me, yet will I trust him (Job 13:15).

I will not doubt, though all my ships at sea
Come drifting home with broken masts and sails;
I will believe the Hand which never fails,
From seeming evil worketh good for me.
And though I weep because those sails are tattered,
Still will I cry, while my best hopes lie shattered:
‘I trust in Thee.’

I will not doubt, though all my prayers return
Unanswered from the still, white realm above;
I will believe it is an all-wise love
Which has refused these things for which I yearn;
And though at times I cannot keep from grieving,
Yet the pure ardor of my fixed believing
Undimmed shall burn.

I will not doubt, though sorrows fall like rain,
And troubles swarm like bees about a hive.
I will believe the heights for which I strive
Are only reached by anguish and by pain;
And though I groan and writhe beneath my crosses.
I yet shall see through my severest losses
The greater gain.

I will not doubt. Well anchored is this faith,
Like some staunch ship, my soul braves every gale;
So strong its courage that it will not quail
To breast the mighty unknown sea of death.
Oh, may I cry, though body parts with spirit,
‘I do not doubt,’ so listening worlds may hear it,
With my last breath.

Day by Day, And with each passing moment.
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Daily Habit

Habit definition –
a settled tendency or usual manner of behavior
a behavior pattern acquired by frequent repetition

We are in charge of our habits.
Habits don’t accidently happen,
even though we may not consciously
be aware we are making a habit.
Many times we find habits after the fact.

We think this is just the way I am.
Step back
Look
Consider
Would I glorify God more without this behavior pattern?
Can I change this pattern?

“A nail is driven out by another nail;
habit is overcome by habit.”
Desiderius Erasmus

Habits can be changed.
Only by replacing that habit with another habit
with frequent repetition.

‘. . . spending time each day with God–in His Word, in prayer, in reflection of His love and plans for –will make a tremendous positive difference in your life. . .”

What a habit this would be.
What power this habit would open up to us
What grace would be available for our needs
What Comfort and Love
we would be able to share with hurting souls.

God’s mercies are new every single day. Lamentations 3:20
God’s strength is provided for us each day to meet
the challenges of that particular day Deuteronomy 3:25
We are advised to put each of our days
in proper order Psalm 90:12
Jesus call us to follow Him daily Luke 9:23