Today was a disappointing day; today Lyle and I expected to close on our first house. However due to human error, we have to wait until Monday. I was looking forward to moving in tomorrow, and all at once I felt angry, sad, and anxious when our mortgage guys told me we couldn’t.
Tonight I read the following verses (Psalm 22:4-5):
In you our fathers put their trust; they trusted and you delivered them. They cried to you and were saved; in you they trusted and were not disappointed.
These verse gave me great comfort in the fact that I KNOW that God does not disappoint. I can always rely on Him and His grace, mercy, love, and righteousness. As I meditated on these verses an old hymn written by Edward Mote came to mind.
My hope is built on nothing less
Than Jesus’ blood and righteousness;
I dare not trust the sweetest frame,
But wholly lean on Jesus’ name.
When darkness veils His lovely face,
I rest on His unchanging grace;
In every high and stormy gale,
My anchor holds within the veil.
His oath, His covenant, His blood
Support me in the whelming flood;
When all around my soul gives way,
He then is all my hope and stay.
When He shall come with trumpet sound,
Oh, may I then in Him be found;
Dressed in His righteousness alone,
Faultless to stand before the throne.
On Christ, the solid Rock, I stand;
All other ground is sinking sand,
All other ground is sinking sand.
Isn’t it wonderful that we can always trust that God is our foundation on which we can fully rely on in all circumstances?