Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Day by Day
Day by day and with each passing moment,
Strength I find to meet my trials here;
Trusting in my Father's wise bestowment,
I've no cause for worry or for fear,
He whose heart is kind beyond all measure
Gives unto each day what He deems best-
Lovingly, its part of pain and pleasure,
mingling toil with peace and rest.
Every day the Lord Himself is near me
With a special mercy for each hour;
All my cares He fain would bear, and cheer me,
He whose name is Counsellor and Pow'r
The protection of His child and treasure
Is a charge that on Himself He laid;
"As thy days, thy strength shall be in measure",
This the pledge to me He made.
Help me then in every tribulation,
So to trust Thy promises O Lord,
That I lose not faith's sweet consolation
Offered me within Thy holy word.
Help me Lord, when toil and trouble meeting,
E'er to take, as from a father's hand,
One by one, the days, the moments fleeting
Till I reach the promised land.
Linda Sandell Berg 1832-1903
This Hymn is very well known...but I wonder how this applies to you PERSONALLY.
For me...as I even wrote out each verse this morning ...touched me...VERY personally. The words penned by these authors surely were moved to write words that would apply to so many other saints of God.
Worldly music...to me...seems so impersonal...perhaps more Generic.
By Worldly, I mean; lets say Entertaining.
Definition: Entertain: to hold attention...to admit into the mind (NOTE-not heart!)
GENERIC: like our medicines...NOT the REAL thing! I for one have had an allergic reaction to Generic meds! I didn't HELP my need!
Definition: Generic: NOT protected.
This Hymn...has the protection of God's promises! Found in HIS WORD!
For all the promises of God in him, are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us. II Corinthians 1:20
Notice even one of the verses in this Hymn says:
The protection of his child and treasure Is a charge that on Himself He laid; "As thy days, thy strength shall be in measure," This the pledge to me He made.
A pledge...a PROMISE.
Help me then in every tribulation So to trust Thy promises, O Lord....
Trust those promises. TRUST: definition: Confidence...surety...committed.
And so this morning this Hymn applies to me..PERSONALLY.
Day by Day... I rely on God, on His promises, on His mercies...to get me through my own "personal" trials. With a special mercy for each hour.
..faiths sweet consolation...Offered within Thy Holy Word.
It is here that I find my (sweet) consolation..THE WORD OF GOD. My TREASURE.
HIS WORDS to me..personally.
Genesis 1:5a And God called the light Day...
The first DAY...bore LIGHT.
Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. Psalm 119:105
I must needs...keep HIS WORD in my heart each DAY...Day by Day.
The trial of this day for me...missing my children and grand children.
A great void in my life...yet, never far from my heart.
God HIMSELF..fills this void as none other can...by the mercies of each hour.
By his loving promises found in HIS WORD.
Truly..Day by Day...Til I reach the promised land.
May God strengthen you this day in your hour of trial..
This is the day...rejoice! God's promises are yours!
HOPE by the way..photo collage is of my g'children!