The Sweetness of Trust

This morning, I was listening to Misty Edwards lead worship at the International House of Prayer’s Prayer Room Archives (from June 12th) and was so encouraged as she sang:

“Everything is in your hands,
and everything’s gonna be okay.

Everything is in your hands,
I’m gonna be alright, it’s gonna be okay.”

From there she went on to sing the lyrics to the familiar hymn “Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus:”

“Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus
just to take Him at His word
just to rest upon His promise
and to know, ‘thus says the Lord.’

Jesus, Jesus, how I trust You!
How I proved You over and over
Jesus, Jesus, precious Jesus!
O for grace to trust You more.”

Growing up in a traditional Episcopal church, I went through a phase where I didn’t appreciate older hymns.  I thought they were boring, out of date, and nowhere near the “classics” performed by my “Contemporary Christian” loves of the early nineties like Amy Grant, DC Talk, and Jars of Clay.

However, now that I’m way older and wiser, I have a new appreciation for traditional hymns.  There is a richness to them that is so powerful and I love knowing that people have been praising and worshiping God with the same lyrics for several hundred years.

“Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus,
just to take Him at His word.”

Today, as we go about our days, I pray that we will find joy in the sweetness of trusting in Jesus.  That we will delight in taking Him at His word, resting in His promises, and ask Him for the grace to trust Him more. 

“The Lord is faithful to all his promises and loving toward all he has made.”
Psalm 145:13

“She will have no fear of bad news; her heart is steadfast, trusting in the Lord.  Her heart is secure, she will have no fear; in the end she will look in triumph on her foes.”

Psalm 112:7-8
(replaced he with she)