Friday, February 25, 2011

I hope still -

"Ye may yourself ebb and flow, rise and fall, wax and wane; but your Lord is this day as he was yesterday; and it is your comfort that your salvation is not rolled upon wheels of your own making, neither have ye to do with a Christ of your own shaping."
~ Samuel Rutherford ~


"Through the Lord's mercies we are not consumed,
because His compassions fail not.
They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness.
"The Lord is my portion", says my soul, "Therefore I hope in Him!"

The Lord is good to those who wait for Him, to the soul who seeks Him.
It is good that one should hope and wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord.
It is good for a man to bear the yoke in his youth.

Let him sit alone and keep silent, because God has laid it on him;
Let him put his mouth in the dust - There may yet be hope.
Let him give his cheek to the one who strikes him, and be full of reproach.

For the Lord will not cast off forever.
Though He causes grief, Yet He will show compassion
According to the multitude of his mercies.
For He does not afflict willingly, nor grieve the children of men."
~ Lamentations 3: 22 - 33 ~

Praise our God and King that nothing we can do can change who God is.
He will always be the same and His love for us never-ending.
None of us can thwart His plans or say "what have you done?".
No one can stay God's hand and no one can measure the depths of His understanding.
The Earth is full of Him and proclaims His glories.
For HE IS GOD. and He alone is holy.

"Still, my soul be still, and do not fear, though winds of change may rage tomorrow.
God is at your side, no longer dread the fires of unexpected sorrow!" ~ The Getty's.
Proclaiming these truths to myself more and more these days it seems. ;)
With love, and hope in God,
~ Jean Marie ~

"Ye know not what the Lord is working out of this, but ye shall know it hereafter."
~ Samuel Rutherford ~

2 comments:

Jenna said...

God is so good, and it is so comforting to know that He remains the same God through all things... He loves the same way, gives the same way, listens the same way, and even disciplines the same way. Our Lord is so faithful to His children!
May the Lord bless you, Dearest!

Your Sister In Christ,
Jenna

Emily said...

What comfort, sweet Jean. Thank you dear.
And I love that photo - beautiful