I have been going through some issues and trials lately that makes me realize that I need to depend on God's grace and strength alone. He alone is sufficient. Through a book I'm reading and in other formats I have been reminded that I need to depend on the Lord to work His plan whatever it may be. I need to surrender to Him; and I need to let go of all my fears, anxieties, and my tendency to try to fix things and control things. That only wears one down to a frazzle. I further need to put my arms up with open hands each day and surrender to Him anew each day. He alone can fill me with His living waters of comfort, satisfaction, strength, and joy. His grace alone can carry me through this life with all it's trials and challenges.
Below is the words to a song we are practicing in our church choir. I think it says it all.
"Though the trials come, though the road seems long, it is in the valley His arms are strong. When we lean on Jesus in all that we do, His grace will lead us through! His grace is sufficient; He's merciful and true. Till all have heard, we will stand on His Word! His grace will lead us through, God's grace will lead us through.
Come with grateful hearts to the throne of grace and see our Savior face to face! Our help through the ages; our hope to come; His grace will lead us through. His grace is sufficient; He's merciful and true. Till all have heard, we will stand on His Word! His grace will lead us through.
O-grace, grace, God's grace, grace that will pardon and cleanse within; O grace, grace, infinite grace, Grace that is greater than all our sin. Till all have heard, we will stand on His Word! His grace will lead us through, God's grace will lead us through, God's grace!" (words and music by Mary McDonald)
You can hear the the song above by clicking on the following link. On this link it is sung by a group of young people (not our church choir). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=11gxFTlKWw0