I have been thinking alot over the last couple of days about the foundation I have in the Lord. What an awesome thing it is to know that my life is built on the most firm foundation that exists. Not only is it sturdy and strong, but it is also soft and comforting. It is a foundation that I can rely on.... ALWAYS.
I've included below the words to the old and familiar hymn "How Firm a Foundation" -- a beautiful description of all we have in the Lord. I am so very thankful that I have the assurance of the firmest of foundations on which to stand!
How firm a foundation, ye saints of the Lord,
is laid for your faith in his excellent word!
What more can he say than to you he hath said,
to you that for refuge to Jesus have fled?
"Fear not, I am with thee; O be not dismayed!
For I am thy God, and will still give thee aid;
I'll strengthen thee, help thee, and cause thee to stand,
upheld by my righteous, omnipotent hand.
"When through the deep waters I call thee to go,
the rivers of woe shall not thee overflow;
for I will be with thee, thy troubles to bless,
and sanctify to thee thy deepest distress.
"When through fiery trials thy pathway shall lie,
my grace, all sufficient, shall be thy supply;
the flame shall not hurt thee; I only design
thy dross to consume, and thy gold to refine.
"The soul that on Jesus hath leaned for repose,
I will not, I will not desert to its foes;
that soul, though all hell shall endeavor to shake,
I'll never, no, never, no, never forsake."
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