Lent (VII) – Anchor

Nothing else.

Yesterday’s stories reminded me: … can go on for a bit, but they will eventually prove to be false anchors and hopes.

Nothing more, nothing less.

Sweet Corsage. A precious word. Reminded me of prayers from not too long ago. Yes, I remember now.

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“Some Christians are prone to look on the dark side of everything and to dwell more upon what they have gone through than upon what God has done for them. Ask for their impression of the Christian life, and they will describe their continual conflicts, their deep afflictions, their sad adversities, and the sinfulness of their hearts, yet with scarcely any allusion to the mercy and help that God has granted them. But a Christian whose soul is in a healthy state will come forward joyously and say, “I will speak not about myself but to the honour of my God. He has brought me up out of a horrible pit and out of the miry clay and set my feet upon a rock and established my goings; and He has put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God. The Lord has done great things for me, whereof I am glad.”

It is true that we endure trials, but it is just as true that we are delivered out of them. It is true that we have our corruptions, and mournfully we know this; but it is quite as true that we have an all-sufficient Saviour who overcomes these corruptions and delivers us from their dominion. The deeper our troubles, the louder our thanks to God who has led us through and preserved us. Our griefs cannot mar the melody of our praise; we reckon them to be the bass part of our life’s song: “He has done great things for us, whereof we are glad.”” – Spurgeon

Why are you cast down, O my soul,
and why are you in turmoil within me?
Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, 
my salvation and my God. – Ps 42:11 

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Faithful (Chris Tomlin)

Lyrics:

Faithful, forever You are faithful
Father to the fatherless
You uphold the one who feels forsaken
You are faithful, God

Faithful, forever You are faithful
Lover of the wounded heart
You defend the poor and the forgotten
You are faithful, God

And I will sing to the maker of Heaven and Earth
God, You reign forever and Your love will endure
Faithful and true is the name of the Lord
You are faithful, God

Faithful, forever You are faithful
Shelter for the fragile soul
You lift us up, You hold us all together
You are faithful, God

You are there in every season of my soul
You are there, You’re the anchor that will hold
You are there, in the valley of the shadows
You are faithful, God

 

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