the sum of all grace

i cherish moments in life
that clearly show God's grace and love.
a moment when the character of God is so present,
it can take your breath away.

i was reminded of our Lord's goodness this week.
reminded of His perfect timing.
His gracious preparations.
His generous strength.
His incomprehensible peace. 

i was reminded that 
in the midst of fear and sorrow,
His faithfulness remains. 

His grace is given freely.
His provisions are abundant.
His protection goes before us.
He is in complete control. 

He gives us enough strength for the day.
while we have tears in the night, we have joy in the mornings.
this is the sum of all grace. 

i am currently obsessed with the hymn
be still my soul.
it is my prayer that these words will remind you 
of our Lord's sweet, sweet faithfulness.

be still my soul; the Lord is on thy side.
bear patiently the cross of grief or pain.
leave to thy God to order and provide.
in every change He faithful will remain.
be still my soul, thy best, thy heavenly, friend
through thorny ways lead to a joyful end.

be still my soul, thy God doth undertake.
to guide the future as He has the past.
thy hope, thy confidence, let nothing shake.
all now mysterious shall be bright at last.
be still my soul, the waves and winds still know.
His voice who ruled them while He dwelt below.

be still my soul, though dearest friends depart.
and all is darkened in the vail of tears.
then shalt thou better know His love, His heart.
who comes to soothe thy sorrows and thy fears.
be still my soul, thy Jesus can repay.
from His own fulness all He takes away.

be still my soul, the hour is hastening on.
when we shall be forever with the Lord.
when disappointment, grief, and fear are gone.
sorrow forgot, loves purest joys restored.
be still my soul, when change and tears are past.
all safe and blessed we shall meet at last. 

aren't those words such a picture of God's grace?!
He is so good. all the time. 

mindy gledhill's album
the sum of all grace
has the most beautiful version of this hymn.
the entire album is such a testament of God's goodness. 
i highly suggest all of you get your hands on it. 

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