Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Be Still

It's funny how when you go through a death everything seems to come to a screeching halt. I have no choice right now but to be still. Some things come into a little sharper focus while other things are in a fog. All the world goes merrily on it's maddening pace while we stop and try to sort things out.

All of a sudden life has changed in many ways... home school has become public school. Life with Dad is now life without Dad. My children now have no grandparents. Staying at home (mostly) is now changed to working (almost) full time outside the home. Ministry is changing in ways we never dreamed... So many changes.

Thank God for music and particularly for hymns and songs that always seem to comfort me:

"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 He 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! 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."

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