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Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus,
Just to take Him at His Word;
Just to rest upon His promise,
And to know, “Thus saith the Lord!”
It was at a service I attended recently when the choir began singing Tis so Sweet to Trust in Jesus. With joy in my heart I joined in. However, as I sang memories began to flow through my mind. The song had been my personal anthem for a while. At times I sang it quietly, sometimes prayerfully, sometimes desperately, but always hopefully.
Then one day, in that particular situation all hope was gone… The first time I heard the song after that I refused to sing because I associated the song with the one situation where there was no longer any hope. Wouldn’t it be lying to say it’s was sweet to trust in Jesus, to take Him at His word when I really didn’t feel that? I mean, I kinda, sorta trusted Him but at that time it wasn’t so sweet.
So I didn’t sing because I didn’t believe. Then one day I was listening to some music when the song came on. I
Jesus, Jesus, how I trust Him!
How I’ve proved Him o’er and o’er;
My heart was pricked. How is it that even though I’d proved Him more times than I can count this time because He didn’t do it my way I withdrew? I stopped singing?
Jesus, Jesus, precious Jesus!
Oh, for grace to trust Him more!
As I listened to the words the tears began to flow. My heart that had was broken because I realized that I had stopped singing because I had stopped trusting.
I really wish I had this Christian walk figured out. How is it that you know God, you’ve proven Him, He’s been that friend that is closer than a brother but yet sometimes in times of trouble we’re prone to forget?
Lord, I thank you for precious reminders everyday of exactly why it’s so sweet to trust in you. I’m grateful that even during those times I doubt, I question, I pout, I keep silent you never give up on me. Thank you Lord for giving me back my song…
I’m so glad I learned to trust Thee,
Precious Jesus, Savior, Friend;
And I know that Thou art with me,
Wilt be with me to the end.
Even after all these years trusting Him for me is still a daily walk, but I intend to keep on,