Five Minute Friday.
As soon as I saw the word "Hope", I heard a song in my head. (Last week's post on "favorite" told you that music is my favorite thing of all, so this should be no surprise.)
|Great is thy faithfulness, O God my Father;|
there is no shadow of turning with thee;
thou changest not, thy compassions, they fail not;
as thou hast been thou forever will be.
Great is thy faithfulness! Great is thy faithfulness!
Morning by morning new mercies I see;
all I have needed thy hand hath provided;
great is thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me!
Summer and winter and springtime and harvest,
sun, moon and stars in their courses above
join with all nature in manifold witness
to thy great faithfulness, mercy and love. Refrain
Pardon for sin and a peace that endureth
thy own dear presence to cheer and to guide;
strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow,
blessings all mine, with ten thousand beside! Refrain
You see, we are in an ever-changing world, and sometimes we just want something we can cling to that steadies us. That something is the Rock of our Salvation. God. His Son, Jesus Christ. His Holy Spirit that indwells us and brings revelation through His Word, the Bible.
All we need, God has provided. Pardon for sin and a peace that endures. His own dear presence to cheer and to guide. Blessings all mine, with ten thousand beside.
If this is the recipe for contentment, I'm going to be taking three servings a day (with some snacks beside)! We have hope that in the midst of the darkness, that there is a light. Sometimes we can't see the light because God is using US to be that light, and we're the only one. It's lonely. But if He puts us there, it's because He will be glorified.
It's all about God getting glory and His Name being exalted and when we're really living in that place? We have that peace and hope that He's got the whole world in His hands.