Hope Rising

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Something new.

Often, when God makes a promise, we worry about the details or the obstacles for the fulfillment of the promise. God replies to us, “Don’t worry about it at all. I will even make a road in the wilderness. I have resources and plans you don’t know about. Leave those problems to Me.”
David Guzik

Promises like this never get old.  We all have needs that feel like deserts or wastelands in our lives.  He's been reminding me to be alert and present--to keep my eyes lifted up to see His answer.  He's working.

O Love that will not let me go.

O love that wilt not let me go,
I rest my weary soul in thee;
I give thee back the life I owe,
that in thine ocean depths its flow
may richer, fuller be.

O light that followest all my way,
I yield my flickering torch to thee;
my heart restores its borrowed ray,
that in thy sunshine’s blaze its day
may brighter, fairer be.

O joy that seekest me through pain,
I cannot close my heart to thee;
I trace the rainbow through the rain,
and feel the promise is not vain
that morn shall tearless be.
O cross that liftest up my head,
I dare not ask to fly from thee;
I lay in dust life’s glory dead,
and from the ground there blossoms red
life that shall endless be.

-George Matheson

The last few days I've not been able to get this beautiful hymn out of my mind--this is my prayer...grateful for His love.