Sunday, January 25, 2015

Photo Essay

Sometimes the week ahead looks like this.

Then it looks like this.

Before long I feel like this.

Then it's more like this.

I reach for what I think will support me.

It's not enough.

I cry out.

"Somebody rescue me!"

I feel a touch

Am I safe?

Turns out.

I was never alone.

If your week looks like any of mine, 
even if it doesn't, 
consider the promises of God.

"But now, this is what the LORD says ...
'Fear not, for I have redeemed you;
I have summoned you by name; you are mine.
When you pass through the waters, I will be with you;
and when you pass through the rivers, 
they will not sweep over you.'" Isaiah 43:1-2a

Verse 3
When through the deep waters I call thee to go, 
the rivers of woe shall not thee overflow;

God calls me into the deep. 
He doesn't hound me or drag me. 
His sovereign purpose is not to drown me.

For I will be with thee, thy troubles to bless, 

and sanctify to thee thy deepest distress.

God commits to stick with me.
He promises blessings in the trials.
He applies my greatest pain to make me holy.

This is His work for all those who come to Him.

What does your week look like?
Do you need to remember these promises?

John Rippon wrote 'How Firm a Foundation in 1787.
Feel free to use this recording as you learn the words.