Thursday, September 6, 2012

Thankful Thursday #34

I am a slow learner. God keeps teaching me the same lesson over and over again.
I understand, accept, and apply for a while, and then I forget and panic and become frightened again.
Remind you of anyone else? Israel, the chosen people of God?
And as I type that I see the irony in it. 
I am chosen by God, and yet I have such a difficult time holding onto His promises. Resting in His peace. Trusting in His faithfulness.
I am reminded of these words:

O, for a faith that will not shrink,
Though pressed by every foe,
That will not tremble on the brink
Of any earthly woe!
That will not murmur nor complain
Beneath the chastening rod,
But, in the hour of grief or pain,
Will lean upon its God.
A faith that shines more bright and clear
When tempests rage without;
That when in danger knows no fear,
In darkness feels no doubt.
That bears, unmoved, the world’s dread frown
Nor heeds its scornful smile;
That seas of trouble cannot drown,
Nor Satan’s arts beguile.
A faith that keeps the narrow way
Till life’s last hour is fled,
And with a pure and heavenly ray
Lights up a dying bed.
Lord, give me such a faith as this,
And then, whate’er may come,
I’ll taste, e’en here, the hallowed bliss
Of an eternal home.

Lord, give me a faith like this. Thank you for your unwavering patience and love. Forgive me when I fail to see You as You truly are.

With gratitude.


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2 comments:

  1. I read through those passages of Exodus and I think, "Hello people! Wake up!" and I need to be doing the same thing in a mirror! Great post! :)

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  2. Oh, I can so identify with this! I have such a difficult time connecting and reflecting what I say and think in how I live!! I get so terribly frustrated that I don't seem to be changing faster, so I'm extremely thankful for God's patience!!

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