“And this will we do, if God permits.”
We know that life is filled with storms
That come in various ways;
Like sudden, violent storms at sea,
They can descend on us on any day.
One minute the sky is clear and blue;
The next minute lightning fills the air.
And if we’re not careful we’ll be tempted to fear
And give in to panic and despair.
That’s why like a tree we must have strong roots
Which go down so very deep—
For it’s only by being deeply rooted in Grace
That we’ll have strength for the days that we weep.
Yes, being “rooted in Grace” is our greatest need
When difficulties and trials do come;
Only then will we know that our Lord is sufficient
When we don’t know where our problems come from.
Like a mighty oak that rises up high to sky,
So should we be in faith—
For its deep roots keep us strong in the storm,
Even as Jesus keeps us in His sure embrace.
The key to serenity and security in life
Is growing deeper in the Father’s Love;
Only then will we know He’s always there
Through His Spirit He sent from Heaven above.
May today be the day we grow stronger in Grace
By growing deeper in God’s Word;
In so doing we’ll know we’re grounded on a Rock
And assured by the greatest Promises we’ve ever heard.
“Yes, help us grow deeper in You, O Lord,
So we can truly be free—
For it’s when we abide in Christ, the Risen Lord,
That we find all we’ll ever need.”