Be Still

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,
Thru 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; when 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 sorrow 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.
Katharina A.D. vonSchlegel

The Lord spoke to me through this hymn in church this morning. I must, I must be still. If I only look, I can see God's hand in everything in and around my life. He is a good and glorious God! 

Our pastor is preaching through Isaiah and came to chapter 48 today. One thing he really brought out was that everything is for His glory. He says over and over in dealing with the Israelites "For my name's sake", "For mine own sake". I pray that the Lord will open our eyes to His glory and that in everything we do, we will "do all to the glory of God". (1 Cor. 10:31)

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