May 22, 2011

Be Still My Soul

Be still my soul, the Lord is on thy side.
Bear patiently the cross of grief or pain;
Leave to thy God to order and provide;
In every change, God faithful will remain.
Be still my soul , thy best, thy Heavenly friend
Through thorny ways leads to a joyful end.

Be still my soul, thy God doth undertake
To guide the future as He has the past
Thy hope, thy confidence, let nothing shake;
All now mysterious shall be bright at last
Be still my soul, the waves and winds still know
His voice who ruled them while He dwelt below.

Be still, my soul, though dearest friends depart
And all is darkened in the vale of tears;
Then shalt thou better know his love, his heart
Who comes to soothe thy sorrows and thy fears.
Be still, my soul, thy Jesus can repay
From his own fulness all he takes away.

Be still, my soul; the hour is hastening on
When we shall be forever with the Lord.
When disappointment, grief, and fear are gone.
Sorrow forgot, love's purest joys restored
Be still, my soul, when change and tears are past,
All safe and blessed we shall meet at last.

We sang this today at Grace Bible Baptist Church
of Pensacola.
Alex and Lizzie go to this church.
The Pastor is Reuben Ruffin.

I was a little downcast today.
But at Sunday School he shared the verse:
"And this is the confidence that we have in him,
that, if we ask anything, according to his will,
he heareth us: And if we know that he hear us,
whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions
that we desired of him." I Jn. 5:14, 15

So whatever I ask Him, in His Will, He hears
and will answer.
But I have to have confidence in that fact.
I have to believe His Word.
What great comfort to know this.
I really had hope again when I read this.
I mean, I've heard this verse before,
Probably a zillion times...
But sometimes we forget what we learned
Many years before.
What once gave us comfort,
Is lost in our hearts somewhere...
Til God brings it back for us to believe it again.
And find comfort again.

Then in the midst of this surge of hope,
We sang "Be Still My Soul"
The words comforted and stilled my heart.

When disappointment, grief and fear are gone...
Sorrow forgot; love's purest joy restored...


  1. Thanks for this His. Since I got home I have been so lonely and down. Missing the family dearly! Miss the stories and laughter and noise. Wish you weren't so far away... Be still my Soul.
    Love, Misch