’tis so sweet…

to trust in Jesus, just to take Him at His Word.
just to rest upon His promise, just to know “thus saith the Lord”.

our extremely talented worship leader, drew belden, has rewritten this beloved hymn.  the first time i heard it, i admit, i wasn’t so sure about it.  changing a hymn?  yikes.  but, after hearing it a couple of times, i started to like it.  then when the Lord’s will for our lives revealed josh becoming unemployed, the song took on a whole new meaning.

part of drew’s revisions were the addition of some new lyrics.

“You give life and rest Lord.  You give joy and peace.  everything we need Lord, we will find in Thee.”

i began to proclaim this, trusting the promise that everything we’d need, we’d find in the Lord.  i had no idea how we’d continue to pay for our house, our cars, our water, our electricity, our food.  but i knew that God knew exactly how we would.  and i had to believe that with all of me.  He asked me, “do you really believe I am who I say I am?  because if you do, You’ll trust me. and you’ll know I’ll meet your needs.”

“i’m so glad i learned to simply trust in Jesus.”

i did believe that He is who He says He is.  and i became very thankful for learning about Him as a young child.  and that He called me to salvation during that time.  and that faith, while huge, is also very simple.  and that’s all it took.  a simple trust in Jesus.

we sang this song yesterday in church and i was overcome with emotion.  overcome because last year at this time i was just beginning to proclaim the words in faith.  and today i was singing this song because i know it’s true.  i have seen His faithfulness over the past year.  i simply trusted Him and He supplied everything, for every need.



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