Saturday, April 20, 2013

Yet, in the maddening maze of things,
And tossed by storm and flood,
To one fixed trust my spirit clings;
I know that God is good!

John Greenleaf Whittier, "The Eternal Goodness"

I may not know much.... and that's pretty obvious in the scheme of things...... but I DO know that God is good and that He is always available to me, day or night.  There is no storm that I cannot endure because God is right by my side, to guide, support, and direct me.  The good can always be found if I turn my focus away from the difficulties.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

He giveth more grace when the burdens grow greater,
He sendeth more strength when the labors increase;
To added affliction He addeth His mercy,
To multiplied trials, His multiplied peace.

—Annie Johnson Flint. © Renewal 1969. Lillenas Publishing

This came in an email today and the message really spoke to me.  Life is never easy (obviously), but it should be easy to rest in the arms of my Lord and trust that all is well, regardless of my situation or the situations around me.  God will give me what I need, when I need it, and it's my job (privilege) to trust in Him with all my heart.