Sunday, March 21, 2010


“Through our trials can come great strength” and “The Lord will never give you more than you can handle” are comforting thoughts when you are faced with a trial… but in the thick of it…. Where can you turn for peace? One of my favorite hymns addresses that very question:
Where can I turn for peace?
Where is my solace
When other sources cease to make me whole?
When with a wounded heart, anger, or malice,
I draw myself apart,
Searching my soul?
Where, when my aching grows,
Where, when I languish,
Where, in my need to know, where can I run?
Where is the quiet hand to calm my anguish?
Who, who can understand?
There have been so many times in my life when I have found myself feeling so deeply the words portrayed in this hymn. In those moments, just as deeply, I have found the answer:
He, only One.
He answers privately,
Reaches my reaching
In my Gethsemane, Savior and Friend.
Gentle the peace he finds for my beseeching.
Constant he is and kind,
Love without end

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