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Still Trusting

give thanks

I trust You in the unfulfillment
Of dreams that will not now be
I trust you in the disappointments
That through them You are molding me.

You knew all my youthful heart desired
And led my by a different route
I to full abundant life aspired
By emptiness it comes about?

Man’s designs and human error
Can’t thwart what sovereignly you’ve planned
You still work all things for my good
Though often I don’t understand

Sometimes though, I feel betrayed
By a manipulator’s voice
Fear, confusion, heartache stayed
Persuading me to make a choice

Forgive, wait, study, pray
Endure, persevere, obey
Continue in love; not bitter, be sweet
Know joy, abundance — transformation
From learning at the Savior’s feet.

Sadly though my progress is slow
And I often stumble on this path
There is always so much more to know
So at myself I cry or laugh

Lift my gaze to see past now
Beyond troubles and cares this life brings
Trusting while not knowing how
In waiting you will give me wings.

Soul Song

I want to touch the hem of your garment
I want to hide within your robes
I want to cling to you forever
O Lord I’ll never let you go

I want to climb upon your knee
I want to lean upon your breast
I want to hear you whisper to me
Peace, my child I know what’s best

I will be still and know that You are my God
I will exalt thee
I will exalt thee
With my life

I want to give myself completely
To have our two hearts beat as one
To hear you say when this life’s over
Welcome home my child, well done

O Lord I know I am not worthy
Of all the kindness you have shown
O how I glory in your mercy
So glad to be your very own

I will be still and know that You are my God
I will exalt thee
I will exalt thee
With my life

The gospels of Mark and Luke tell of a woman who sought healing from Jesus by just touching the border of his garment. “I will greatly rejoice in the Lord, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness…” Isaiah 61:10