Monday, February 23, 2009

Trusting...

'Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus"
Louisa M. R. Stead

'Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus,
Just to take Him at His word;
Just to rest up on His promise;
Just to know "Thus saith the Lord."

Jesus, Jesus how I trust Him!
How I've proved Him o'er and o'er!
Jesus, Jesus, precious Jesus!
O for grace to trust Him more!

O how sweet to trust in Jesus,
Just to trust His cleansing blood;
Just in simple faith to plunge me,
Neath the healing, cleansing flood!

Jesus, Jesus how I trust Him!
How I've proved Him o'er and o'er!
Jesus, Jesus, precious Jesus!
O for grace to trust Him more!

Yes, 'tis sweet to trust in Jesus,
Just from sin and self to cease;
Just from Jesus simply taking
Life and rest and joy and peace.

Jesus, Jesus how I trust Him!
How I've proved Him o'er and o'er!
Jesus, Jesus, precious Jesus!
O for grace to trust Him more!

I'm so glad I learned to trust Thee,
Precious Jesus, Savior, Friend;
And I know that Thou art with me,
Wilt be with me to the end.

Jesus, Jesus how I trust Him!
How I've proved Him o'er and o'er!
Jesus, Jesus, precious Jesus!
O for grace to trust Him more!


With toddlers and babies in the house these days, I have been learning a lot about trust and how complicated we make it, as we grow older. My little ones never wonder if they will have food, clean diapers, and lots of love. Though they may not get what they ask or cry for, and may throw a "fit" about it, they seem to never question our love or care for them.
We have several uncertainties in our lives right now. This past week we found out that my sweet mother has cancer. We learned today that the cancer that they thought to be breast cancer is not the primary cancer, and tests will be given tomorrow in order to see if they can successfully find the source of the cancer. This doesn't limit God, however, and we are trusting in His perfect plan. I think one of the benefits of getting "older" is that I have seen God "proved" over and over. I know that "God is God and we are not", as Steven Curtis Chapman says.
My prayer is: "O, for grace to trust Him more"!

11 comments:

Kim M. said...

So sorry to hear about your mother. My own mother was diagnosed with breast cancer back in 2004, and it had spread to her lymph nodes. It was a scary time for us, but the Lord brought her through it. She is doing well today... Praise the Lord! Keep trusting in Him.

Tara said...

Praying for your mother and family. Cancer has touched our lives too and it is a very scary thing but God is there! Believe....

Kimberly said...

I too love that song...and Believe that there is grace to bring us through whatever circumstances life brings us.

Thinking of you all often and praying. Much Love to all the McCalls/Frenches!

SheilaDy said...

Girl, I love you!!!!

Dara and Tico said...

Julie
my heart goes out to you and your mom...I have been where you are right now and it is a scary journey. But there will be many miracles along the way...keep your eyes open for them. Our God is the best Father and he will always give you strength...I know you have proved that many times over years. It is a very testing time and you must keep each other encouraged in the Lord...My prayers are with you...your best asset right now is that you and your family trust in the God who created the universe! love and big hugs to you and yours!!! Dara

Dámaris said...

Julie I love that song you posted. May you find peace and comfort in the days to come and overall assurance that our Savior is near and will see you guys through.
My dad had stage 3 cancer when I was 7 and God healed him. I believe in the powerful of God's healing.
We love you guys and are praying for you and your mom.

A FastLane said...

Julie my dear...I am sorry to hear/read the news about your mother, but I am glad you are surrounded by those who love you and you have a solid relationship with our Heavenly Father. Keep us posted and I will pray for you daily.

Taylors said...

Praying for you and your family...

Mary Ellen said...

Oh Julie, I'm so sorry to read about your sweet Mom. We will be praying with you for her and also praying for all of you as you walk this road with her - we serve an awesome God and how wonderful to know we can lean on Him even more during times like these.

Jamie said...

Julie, I am so sorry to hear about your mom. I will definitely be praying for her as well as you.

Glenda said...

We at Friendship, where your sweet Aunt Jacki is pastor's wife, are praying for your mom. I pray that you feel His loving arms around you during this most difficult time. You have a beautiful family, whom I know I will enjoy learning more about through your neat blog.