From the Ranch

From the Ranch

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Sometimes the World Seems Scary


I heard from a lot of folks today who were disappointed and discouraged, even a little anxious...  I had already spent some time in prayer, and some scripture from Daniel came to mind, and I looked it up again.  

King James Version (KJV)
Daniel, the second chapter
19 Then was the secret revealed unto Daniel in a night vision. Then Daniel blessed the God of heaven.

20 Daniel answered and said, Blessed be the name of God for ever and ever: for wisdom and might are his:

21 And he changeth the times and the seasons: he removeth kings, and setteth up kings: he giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding:


Another thing that came to mind is a really old song that is one of my favorites.  It seemed appropriate.

 

 Living By Faith
Words by James Wells
Music by J.L. Hearth


                I care not today what the morrow may bring,
                If shadow or sunshine or rain.
                The Lord, I know, ruleth o'er everything.
                And all of my worry is vain.

                    Chorus
                    Living by faith (Yes, living by faith)
                    In Jesus above (in Jesus above)
                    Trusting, confiding (trusting, confiding)
                    In His great love (yes, in His great love)
                    From all harm safe (safe from all harm)
                    In His sheltering arm (His sheltering arm)
                    I'm living by faith (I'm living by faith)
                    And feel no alarm. (feel no alarm)

                Tho' tempests may blow and the storm clouds arise;
                Obscuring the brightness of life.
                I'm never alarmed at the overcast skies,
                The Master looks on at the strife.

                    Chorus
                    Living by faith (Yes, living by faith)
                    In Jesus above (in Jesus above)
                    Trusting, confiding (trusting, confiding)
                    In His great love (yes, in His great love)
                    From all harm safe (safe from all harm)
                    In His sheltering arm (His sheltering arm)
                    I'm living by faith (I'm living by faith)
                    And feel no alarm. (feel no alarm)

                I know that He safely will carry me thro'
                No matter what evils betied;
                Why should I then care, tho' the tempest may blow,
                If Jesus walks close to my side. 


Here is a great rendition by the Gaither bunch!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PwJfwYMuZEQ