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.
Meditating on this hymn today as frustration and confusion once again surface.
Seeking to believe the Lord is on my side in the midst of hurt, as I patiently and trustingly bear this cross of chronic pain he has given me.
Trusting he will provide in all the ups and downs, changes and unpredictable fluctuations.
Thankful that I can call the Sovereign Lord my Friend in this long journey!
Though the way is long and narrow, though the pain is wearisome and heavy, the sure and joyful end of an eternal home awaits. Of this, I can be sure.
For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. II Corinthians 4:17