Sharon and I had the privilege of spending some time today with a special friend that has been facing some personal challenges. We had some great conversation about God’s will and purposes in the challenges and finished our time together with prayer. Just as we were saying “goodbye” the Lord brought the words of a great gospel song to mind… I shared them with our friend as an encouragement, but sensed that someone who reads “coffee with the Lord” might profit from them. So here they are… (someone needs this today!)…
“Day by day, and with each passing moment,
Strength I find to meet my trials here;
Trusting in my Father’s wise bestowment,
I’ve no cause for worry or for fear.
He, whose heart is kind beyond all measure,
Gives unto each day what He deems best,
Lovingly its part of pain and pleasure,
Mingling toil with peace and rest.
“Every day the Lord Himself is near me,
With a special mercy for each hour;
All my cares He fain would bear and cheer me,
He whose name is Counsellor and Pow’r.
The protection of His child and treasure
Is a charge that on Himself He laid;
“As thy days, thy strength shall be in measure,”
This the pledge to me He made.
“Help me then, in every tribulation,
So to trust Thy promises, O Lord,
That I lose not faith’s sweet consolation,
Offered me within Thy holy Word.
Help me, Lord, when toil and trouble meeting,
E’er to take, as from a father’s hand,
One by one, the days, the moments fleeting,
Till I reach ‘the Promised Land.’”
-Carolina Sandell Berg