Trust and Obey

When money is tight (as it often is at Christmas time), anxiety levels can get quite high. Reading a Charles Spurgeon devotional this morning, this is what God gave me…

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It reminds me of a song my first grade teacher taught me way back in the day…

Trust and Obey – John H. Sammis (1887)

When we walk with the Lord in the light of His Word,
What a glory He sheds on our way!
While we do His good will, He abides with us still,
And with all who will trust and obey.

Trust and obey, for there’s no other way
To be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey.

Not a shadow can rise, not a cloud in the skies,
But His smile quickly drives it away;
Not a doubt or a fear, not a sigh or a tear,
Can abide while we trust and obey.

Not a burden we bear, not a sorrow we share,
But our toil He doth richly repay;
Not a grief or a loss, not a frown or a cross,
But is blessed if we trust and obey.

But we never can prove the delights of His love
Until all on the altar we lay;
For the favor He shows, for the joy He bestows,
Are for them who will trust and obey.

Then in fellowship sweet we will sit at His feet,
Or we’ll walk by His side in the way;
What He says we will do, where He sends we will go;
Never fear, only trust and obey.

Merry Christmas!

2 thoughts on “Trust and Obey

  1. Harley, Thank you for your blog! I am happy to have stumbled in. Your posts are inciteful and relevant – undoubtedly because they come from a strong conviction of faith, sincere devotion to its’ Author, and alertness to the need for clarity and help in this “present age”. May your service to others be increased even as you are enriched in it. God bless you.


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