“I consider the days of old, the years long ago. I said, “Let me remember my song in the night; let me meditate in my heart.” Then my spirit made a diligent search:
“Will the Lord spurn forever, and never again be favorable?
Has his steadfast love forever ceased?
Are his promises at an end for all time?
Has God forgotten to be gracious?
Has he in anger shut up his compassion?”
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“Then I said, I will appeal to this, to the years of the right hand of the Most High.”
I will remember the arm of the Lord;
Yes, I will remember your wonders of old.
You are the God who works wonders;
you have made known your might among the peoples.
You with your arm redeemed your people, the children of Jacob and Joseph.”
Psalm 77:5-11, 14-15
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When trouble deep surrounds me,
When sleepless I lie in bed
Search, my soul, for Jesus
Listen to what He’s said:
“I will never leave nor forsake you,”
I’m here for you always
Though it might not seem
to be, you
I’ll not deny
my love and tender mercy
that will see you through the day
or my comfort and compassion
to guide you through the night.
Lean on me, my dear one,
I can bear the weight
of all your worries
and your fears
and get you to the Gate
that opens up to
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“I heard the voice of Jesus say,
“Come unto Me and rest;
Lay down, thou weary one, lay down
Thy head upon My breast.”
I came to Jesus as I was,
So weary, worn and sad;
I found in Him a resting place,
And He has made me glad.”
~ Horatius Bonar
Thank you Lord Jesus, for the gift of your presence in my life in good times and in bad; for seeing me through those challenging times; for giving me your strength to carry on. Help me to remember, to ponder, to consider all of the mighty deeds you have done and for the faithful day to day providences that sustain me. Above all, help me to remember your game changing move–your death and resurrection that put an end to sin’s power over me, to Satan’s free reign, and to death’s curse. Praise and thank you, Lord, you have made me glad! In your name I pray, Amen.