Sunday, May 4, 2014

Truth We Can Cling To

Have you ever been placed in a situation that from a human standpoint really did not make sense?  Have you experienced a disappointment so great that it was hard to regain perspective and continue living life with a smile on your face and a song in your heart?  Have you found yourself asking, “Lord, what are you doing? I don’t understand!”  Sometimes there are no easy answers, and God is not obligated to give us an explanation for why He does what He does in our lives.  However, I know from my own experience that God has used times like these to teach me some of the most valuable lessons.  He has reminded me in these times that my contentment must not be in any set of circumstances, but in God Himself.  Perhaps through these situations, He is trying to keep me from becoming too comfortable, so that I continually cling to Him in dependence, as my constant, unchanging Rock!

No matter what the circumstances of my life, I cannot live by what I feel – my emotions are entirely unpredictable, subject to irrational changes, and completely unreliable!  No matter what is going on in and around me, what I must constantly look to and cling to are the unchangeable truths of God’s Word.  Then and only then can I experience perfect peace and abiding joy in Who He is, regardless of the circumstances of my life.  He has recently been reminding me of some of those timeless truths, through song and the written Word… truths like the following:

 “Sometimes all we have to hold onto is what we know is true of who You are; so when the heartache hits like a hurricane, that can never change who You are.”

Ps. 90:2b – “… even from everlasting to everlasting, You are God.”

Ps. 7:13-14 - “Your way, o God, is holy; what god is great like our God?  You are the God who works wonders; You have made known Your strength among the peoples.”

“When darkness seems to hide His face, I rest in His unchanging grace…”

2 Cor. 12:9 – “… My grace is sufficient for you…”

“Every blessing You pour out I’ll turn back to praise; when the darkness closes in, Lord, still I will say: Blessed be the name of the Lord, blessed be Your glorious name.  You give and take away… my heart will choose to say: Blessed be the name of the Lord.” 

Job 1:21 – “… The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away.  Blessed be the name of the Lord.”

 “Strength will rise as we wait upon the Lord, we will wait upon the Lord…You are the everlasting God…”

Is. 40:28-31 – “Do you not know?  Have you not heard?  The everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth does not become weary or tired.  His understanding is inscrutable.  He gives strength to the weary, and to him who lacks might He increases power… those who wait for the Lord will gain new strength; they will mount up with wings like eagles, they will run and not get tired, they will walk and not become weary.”

 “Wonderful, so wonderful is Your unfailing love...”

Ps. 86:13 – “For Your lovingkindness toward me is great…”

“In Christ alone my hope is found; He is my light, my strength, my song; this cornerstone, this solid ground, firm through the fiercest drought and storm.  What heights of love, what depths of peace, when fears are stilled, when strivings cease!  My comforter, my all in all – here in the love of Christ I stand.”

Ps. 46:10 – “Be still and know that I am God…”

Ps. 91:2 – “I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress, my God in whom I trust!”

Rom. 8:35 – “Who will separate us from the love of Christ?”

“Complete in Thee – each want supplied, and no good thing to me denied; since Thou my portion, Lord, wilt be, I ask no more, complete in Thee.”

Ps. 84:11 – “For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord gives grace and glory; no good thing does He withhold from those who walk uprightly.”

Col. 2:10 – “ and in Him you have been made complete.”

 How wonderful to know that through the changes, disappointments, and trials of this life, there is one thing we can cling to and trust in that never changes – our faithful God and His faithful Word!  He wants to use the unsettling times in our lives as opportunities to strengthen our faith and increase our dependence on Him, as well as our thirst for Him, as the only One Who can truly satisfy our hearts!


  1. Thank you Sarah for sharing your heart. What a blessing to find in Him our All in all!

  2. Thank you, Sarah! Thank you for always pointing me to Jesus.