(#31Days) Learning to Trust

Trust

Let’s talk about the good things. The things we (whether we talk about them or not) that we really, really want.

Community. People. We are inherently relational as human beings. We need people. But not just anyone, we need community. People who listen, lift up and love us at our best and worst.

What have I to dread, what have I to fear,
leaning on the everlasting arms?  

Joy. Hope. Not just the feeling but the knowledge that there is good now and good to come. We begin the process of joy when we are grateful, say the good things out loud and share those good things with others.

What have I to dread, what have I to fear,
leaning on the everlasting arms?

Peace. Quiet. A moment where we stop and be where we are, who we are and see the grace we’ve been giving. Our choices play a part in peace. When we make wise, discerning choices we create space for more quiet and then more peace.

What have I to dread, what have I to fear,
leaning on the everlasting arms?

In this last month of sitting with the hard words it is easy to feel like everything is bad or hard or hurting. It isn’t.

What have I to dread, what have I to fear,
leaning on the everlasting arms?

I believe in hope. In grace. In redemption. In Jesus. I believe that God loves me, that I was created with purpose and calling.

What I know is this side of life can be hard. What I believe is that it doesn’t end at hard, that we live in hope because we are leaning on Everlasting Arms.

#Write31Days

Leaning on the Everlasting Arms
Elisha A. Hoffman, Anthony J. Showalter

1. What a fellowship, what a joy divine,
leaning on the everlasting arms;
what a blessedness, what a peace is mine,
leaning on the everlasting arms.

Refrain:
Leaning, leaning,
safe and secure from all alarms;
leaning, leaning,
leaning on the everlasting arms.

2. O how sweet to walk in this pilgrim way,
leaning on the everlasting arms;
O how bright the path grows from day to day,
leaning on the everlasting arms.
(Refrain)

3. What have I to dread, what have I to fear,
leaning on the everlasting arms?
I have blessed peace with my Lord so near,
leaning on the everlasting arms.
(Refrain)

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