1. September 18, 2010 at 3:27 am

    As I read the scripture and the song . . .I went back to Peter crying out, “save me!” and that Jesus immediately reached out His hand. 🙂 It altogether makes me cry in gratefulness. That first stanza is so awesome. Reminds me of you, singing as you go, pointing us to Him. love you! deb

  2. September 18, 2010 at 5:45 pm

    We answer the challenge to take a step of faith out of our comfort zone. Then it is usually not long before we have moved from looking at Jesus to looking at our new surroundings and then we start to sink. I have learned that the Lord will do one of three things when we cry out to him:

    1) He will strengthen us so we will be able to meet the challenge in the situation.

    2) He will “grab” us and take us out of the situation.

    3) He will take us to heaven.

    I am so thankful that Jesus never forsakes his children (I sometimes forget. I pray that the Lord will make it stick.) Here is a verse that encourages me:

    25I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread. 26He is ever merciful, and lendeth; and his seed is blessed. Psalm 37:25-26

  3. September 18, 2010 at 8:29 pm

    What a beautiful, meaningful reply! 🙂

  4. bendedspoon said,

    September 23, 2010 at 5:02 am

    glad to know the 3 things He will do
    when we cry out to Him.
    i have cried out to the Lord
    to save His good daughter
    from being bad
    and He indeed strengthens me
    and keeps on supporting me
    each time i feel weak.
    looking forward to His
    2nd & 3rd actions

  5. September 23, 2010 at 5:31 am

    I feel that way, too sometimes. I really liked the way you worded that…”save His good daughter from being bad. That is so Biblical. I cry out to Him, too. There is another hymn I just thought of that I think I will post later. as a blog entry, but I will put them here, too. In Hymns and Christian songs we often are speaking to the Lord, but this one has words that He speaks to us.

    How firm a foundation, ye saints of the Lord,
    Is laid for your faith in His excellent Word!
    What more can He say than to you He hath said,
    You, who unto Jesus for refuge have fled?

    In every condition, in sickness, in health;
    In poverty’s vale, or abounding in wealth;
    At home and abroad, on the land, on the sea,
    As thy days may demand, shall thy strength ever be.

    Fear not, I am with thee, O be not dismayed,
    For I am thy God and will still give thee aid;
    I’ll strengthen and help thee, and cause thee to stand
    Upheld by My righteous, omnipotent hand.

    When through the deep waters I call thee to go,
    The rivers of woe shall not thee overflow;
    For I will be with thee, thy troubles to bless,
    And sanctify to thee thy deepest distress.

    When through fiery trials thy pathways shall lie,
    My grace, all sufficient, shall be thy supply;
    The flame shall not hurt thee; I only design
    Thy dross to consume, and thy gold to refine.

    Even down to old age all My people shall prove
    My sovereign, eternal, unchangeable love;
    And when hoary hairs shall their temples adorn,
    Like lambs they shall still in My bosom be borne.

    The soul that on Jesus has leaned for repose,
    I will not, I will not desert to its foes;
    That soul, though all hell should endeavor to shake,
    I’ll never, no never, no never forsake.

  6. bendedspoon said,

    September 23, 2010 at 5:36 am

    you have blessed me again with this!
    fear not…
    i will strengthen and help thee…
    how could i worry so much sometimes
    when God is so reassuring.
    now, go to sleep
    and sweet dreams for God

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