Haven’t been feeling too well for a couple of days and wasn’t able to go out with friends last night… Anyways it’s only a cold but made me realise how much I depend on being totally healthy to do everything I have to. I was stood at the sink after loading the dishwasher and cleaning up after breakfast and an old, old hymn came into my head ‘great is thy faithfulness, great is thy faithfulness….’ so I don’t remember the rest. But I knew if it was a hymn then I would find it in the bible:
23 They are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness.
24 I say to myself, “The LORD is my portion;
therefore I will wait for him.”
25 The LORD is good to those whose hope is in him,
to the one who seeks him;
26 it is good to wait quietly
for the salvation of the LORD.
Expanded in the Amplified version:
23They are new every morning; great and abundant is Your stability and faithfulness.
24The Lord is my portion or share, says my living being (my inner self); therefore will I hope in Him and wait expectantly for Him.
25The Lord is good to those who wait hopefully and expectantly for Him, to those who seek Him [inquire of and for Him and require Him by right of necessity and on the authority of God's word].
26It is good that one should hope in and wait quietly for the salvation (the safety and ease) of the Lord.
…28Let him sit alone uncomplaining and keeping silent [in hope].
Don’t you just love verse 28? So thankful that He is never changing and completely stable. I hope in God, a good God and I wait expectantly for what is in my future! And I won’t complain – I hope my God!
After a but of googling… you can click here to play it…!
And the words of the hymn are here:
Great is Thy faithfulness,” O God my Father,There is no shadow of turning with Thee;Thou changest not, Thy compassions, they fail notAs Thou hast been Thou forever wilt be.
- “Great is Thy faithfulness!” “Great is Thy faithfulness!”
Morning by morning new mercies I see;
All I have needed Thy hand hath provided—
“Great is Thy faithfulness,” Lord, unto me!
Summer and winter, and springtime and harvest,Sun, moon and stars in their courses above,Join with all nature in manifold witnessTo Thy great faithfulness, mercy and love.
Pardon for sin and a peace that endureth,Thy own dear presence to cheer and to guide;Strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow,Blessings all mine, with ten thousand beside!
May you know the great, overwhelming faithfulness in all that you do today. Love xo