This song has been going through my mind today! (esp. verse 3) I am so thankful for God's faithfulness to me. He is always there and helping us when we may not even realize. I am so undeserving of God's love and faithfulness, but that does not stop him. He is still there, leading, guiding, helping, blessing.... What a great God I serve!
1. Great is Thy faithfulness, O God my Father; There is no shadow of turning with Thee; Thou changest not, Thy compassion's, they fail not; As Thou hast been, Thou forever will be.
2. 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.
3. Pardon for sin and a peace that endureth. Thine own dear presence to cheer and to guide; Strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow, Blessings all mine, with ten thousand beside!
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!
"He leadeth me beside the still waters, He restoreth my soul...."
Have you ever needed to be still?
To just stop and listen to God?
Or maybe talk to God about things that you do not understand?
I know that I do.... These past couple of months there have been some things that I am struggling to understand. Things that I thought or hoped that I would never have to deal with and it is hard. But I have found that I can come to God and rest in Him and He is there to lift, encourage, strengthen and give hope in these situations. I am so thankful that my God cares about me. It is comforting!
I went to this park the other day. I always knew that it was there but I never drove in. Well last week I went over to it on my lunch break. It was a beautiful day! I sat on one of the picnic tables next to the water. I sat for a little while and then I just started thanking God for all of my blessings and praying. Praying for all of the many burdens that I had on my heart and God just came and felt so close to me. He met my soul in such a special way that day! It was wonderful! I need to find that extra time to spend with my Best Friend! It is so important and essential in our Christian walk to spend time with God... Life can get so busy but we need to just "stop" & spend some time with the restorer of our soul! He is waiting...
"Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humilty consider others better than yourselves. Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others." Philippians 2:3-4