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Monday, January 7, 2008

Calm in the storm

I came upon this beautiful poem in my favorite devotional, "Streams in the Desert" by Chas A. Cowman. This first week of January has thrown some curve balls our way to say the least. BUT, it is then that I experience the abiding Presence of God in a whole new, near way.
He cares.
"When thou passest through the waters"
Deep the waves may be and cold,
But Jehovah is our refuge,
And His promise is our hold;
For the Lord Himself hath said it,
He, the faithful God and true;
"When thou comest to the waters
Thou shalt not go down, BUT THROUGH."

Seas of sorrow, seas of trial,
Bitterest anguish, fiercest pain,
Rolling surges of temptation
Sweeping over heart and brain~~
They shall never overflow us
For we know His word is true;
All His waves and all His billows
He will lead us safely THROUGH.

Threatening breakers of destruction,
Doubt's insidious undertow,
Shall not sink us, shall not drag us
Out to ocean depths of woe;
For His promise shall sustain us,
Praise the Lord, whose Word is true!
We shall not go down, or under,
For He saith, "Thous passest THROUGH."

~Annie Johnson Flint~

3 comments:

Kara Stoltzfus said...

love that devotional, love it!
may peace flood your heart my friend.

Bess said...

Wonderful poem!
Praying that the Lord will continue to give you His peace during the storm,
Beth :)

sharon said...

Thanks Janelle! Praise God - we will not go under!!!!!!!!!

Love you,
Sharon