Normally, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I let you know that I will be going to Bible study, and worship, since today is SONday. Our Lord's day.
However, today I won't be doing that.
If you read yesterday's LwL entry, you'll be aware that I have not been feeling well. And now, am not yet feeling healed.
So, I will worship God in spirit and in truth. And, through music, much like I normally do. But, not with my church family. Instead, at home.
There is a hymn that came to mind. It was written by Karolina Wilhelmina Sandell Berg, in Sweden. Oscar Ahnfelt did the music. And, Andrew Skoog did the translation into English.
This hymn is called Day By Day. Here is a link for you to listen and/or sing along: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-b_Kc_mUkQ. The lyrics are below.
Day By Day
Day by day and with each passing moment,
Strength I find to meet my trials here.
Trusting in my Father's wise bestowment;
I've no cause for worry or for fear.
He whose heart is kind beyond all measure
Gives unto each day what He deems best,
Lovingly it's part of pain and pleasure,
Mingling toil with peace and rest.
(This next verse is not included on the recording:)
Every day the Lord Himself is near me
With a special mercy for each hour.
All my cares He fain would bear and cheer me,
He whose name is Counselor and Pow'r.
The protection of His child and treasure
Is a charge that on Himself He laid.
"As your days, your strength shall be in measure,"
This the pledge to me He made.
Help me then, in every tribulation
So to trust Thy promises, O Lord,
That I lose not faith's sweet consolation
Offered me within Thy holy Word.
Help me, Lord, when toil and trouble meeting,
E'er to take, as from a father's hand,
One by one, the days, the moments fleeting,
Till I reach the Promised Land.
Just as these lyrics tell us, I find strength. Even during illness, simply by trusting in Father God.
I don't have to fear, because He has such love for me, that He gives me peace and rest.
His mercy helps me through every tribulation. He helps me each and every day.
And, always will. Until I reach the Promised Land.
Yes, He gives mercy.
Just as we read, in Romans 9:18, "Therefore hath he mercy on whom he will have mercy, and whom he will he hardeneth."
See?! He will have mercy upon whom He will have mercy. And, will hardeneth, whom ever He wills to.
Does this mean He has mercy on everyone?
No. Just as we read, He does not.
Please... don't think that if you have not yet become saved, that He will always show you mercy. For it is His will that is done, and not yours.
So, my friend, if you haven't yet become saved, please do so, today.
How? Just trust in/believe upon our Lord, Jesus Christ and you shall be saved (Acts 16:31).
Until next time...
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