by Debbie McDaniel
Lots of headline news swirling around in our world these weeks. Terrorist attacks, negotiations with Iran, Supreme Court rulings, ISIS threats of more violence and evil. The images and stories can leave us overwhelmed with fear and worry, for our children, for our future, for believers, and for our nation.
Yet God’s Truth breaks through all that mess and worry. He breathes peace and assurance that no matter what, He still holds all things in His hands. He’s not anxiously pacing Heaven’s floors. He’s not thinking up a Plan B since Plan A didn’t work. He reminds us that He’s still in control, and is the security of our days.
“And He will be the stability of your times, A wealth of salvation, wisdom and knowledge; The fear of the LORD is his treasure.” Isaiah 33:6
Woke up with this old song in my mind, have been singing it all day, thinking about these words penned over 150 yrs. ago by the Pastor Edward Mote. Because no matter what generation we’re living in, they still hold true today. God’s word says this, “Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock.” Matt. 7:24
Lots of opinions and voices are out there for sure. Sometimes we just need to turn it all off and listen to the One voice who matters most.
These powerful words from an old hymn of days gone by, are filled with such truth, grace, and relevance still for this day, “My Hope is Built on Nothing Less…”
“My hope is built on nothing less
Than Jesus’ blood and righteousness;
I dare not trust the sweetest frame,
But wholly lean on Jesus’ name.
On Christ, the solid Rock, I stand;
All other ground is sinking sand.
All other ground is sinking sand.”
He’s the Rock that won’t move.
He’s the Rock that won’t budge.
He won’t shift this way or that based on popular opinion.
He won’t ever sink or give way to defeat.
He is sure and safe, loving and gracious, forgiving and faithful, powerful and strong, and His words are Truth, bringing life and freedom.
He paid the price on Calvary’s cross, He took our sin and shame, bore it all, on our behalf, so that we could live free. The power of the Cross and the Resurrection of Jesus Christ broke the curse of death and shame. That’s what real love is. The ultimate sacrifice. Such huge, extravagant grace.
Resting there today.
On the Rock.
Hope you are too.