1999-05-24 - Finding Our Strength in the Lord
Do not fear, for I am with you; do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand." Isaiah 41:10
It has been a while since I shared a poem with you all. The good news is, I didn't write it. Lydia H. Sigourney wrote it, and if her name rings a bell, well, I'm surprised. This poem was published for the first time, March 5, 1836, and, I think, has been out of print since then.
The title of the poem is "as thy day, so shall thy strength be." The poem is a testament to the authors trust in God and the strength He provides to get through each day and each trial. As the Psalmist says in Psalm 46:1,
"God is our refuge and strength,
When adverse winds and waves arise,
When, with sad footsteps, memory roves
One trial more must yet be past;
by Lydia H. Sigourney © 1999 Papercut Press, Inc.
In whatever we do, let us give glory to God and find our strength in Him. "… whoever serves, as by the strength which God supplies; so that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ …" 1 Peter 4:11
Soli Deo Gloria,