The Spring of All my Comfort

26 Jan

Thou the Spring of all my comfort,
More than life to me,
Whom have I on earth beside Thee?
Whom in Heav’n but Thee?

More and more I find such encouragement in the old hymns of the faith. I am becoming more thankful than I’ve ever been for being raised up listening to and singing songs written many years ago by saints who walked in daily communion with Jesus despite many challenges and hardships.

Today, I have been down and discouraged but the words to this verse of Pass Me Not, O Gentle Savior pointed me to the Spring of all my Comfort.

I am reminded tonight that regardless of where I am in this life, I will forever have the One who is more than life to me by my side!

In Psalm 139, He assures me of this.

“O LORD, thou hast searched me, and known me. Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off. Thou compassest my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways.  For there is not a word in my tongue, but, lo, O LORD, thou knowest it altogether. Thou hast beset me behind and before, and laid thine hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain unto it. Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence? If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there. If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me. If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me; even the night shall be light about me. Yea, the darkness hideth not from thee; but the night shineth as the day: the darkness and the light are both alike to thee.” verses 1-12

On my good days and bad, He is acquainted with all of my ways. When I’m hurting, His right hand is holding me. When I uncertain, that same hand will lead me. He is behind me bringing peace to the pain of a sinful past. He is before me preparing a beautiful future that will draw me closer to Him.

I am drinking tonight from the Spring of all my Comfort finding sweet relief! I am so thankful that He will not pass me by!

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