Thursday, April 9, 2009

Day By Day

Day by day, and with each passing moment,
Strength I find, to meet my trials here;
Trusting in my Father’s wise bestowment,
I’ve no cause for worry or for fear.
He Whose heart is kind beyond all measure
Gives unto each day what He deems best—
Lovingly, its part of pain and pleasure,
Mingling toil with peace and rest.

Every day, the Lord Himself is near me
With a special mercy for each hour;
All my cares He fain would bear, and cheer me,
He Whose Name is Counselor and Power;
The protection of His child and treasure
Is a charge that on Himself He laid;
“As thy days, thy strength shall be in measure,”
This the pledge to me He made.

Help me then in every tribulation
So to trust Thy promises, O Lord,
That I lose not faith’s sweet consolation
Offered me within Thy holy Word.
Help me, Lord, when toil and trouble meeting,
Ever to take, as from a father’s hand,
One by one, the days, the moments fleeting,
Till I reach the promised land.

This is where I am right now. One foot in front of the other, taking each day one moment, one step at a time. I sense Jesus has linked His arm in mine and is bearing my weight as I take each step. It's a time of trusting Him to hold me up and for Him to be working out my life. It is such a revelation to come to a belief that He is really with me. I'm learning a lot about not getting ahead of myself and not letting the future dictate today (because the truth is that the future is not yet real for me and only Jesus knows what tomorrow holds). I must be IN this moment, trusting Him and walking with Him.

What a comfort I have in Him! I know several of you are walking through hard days. Just remember He is with you and in you. He will not allow your foot to stumble. He is also not slow concerning His promises. He will make us a display of His splendor for His glory. He's so good. Don't be afraid to lie back on His chest and take a nap. He never sleeps or slumbers and is mighty to save.

Is your heart about to explode with love for Him yet? :)


  1. I love the words to that hymn, thank you!!!
    I am so there with you (trying not to get ahead of myself)


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