‘Tis So Sweet

My heart is singing the words of this favorite song… ‘Tis So Sweet To Trust In Jesus. I’ve often stopped to ponder this line… “how I’ve proved Him o’er and o’er”. Lord, how do I prove you? For He gives wisdom to those who ask.

My life is filled with flaws. Though I want to live righteously, I often fail. My flesh nature is weak. But I trust Jesus. To trust Jesus, means I don’t need to dwell in my shortcomings. I just need to trust that Jesus is enough to make up for them. My failures and weakness are not meant to be hidden away as if they don’t exist, but confessed and displayed so that God’s grace can be seen. For in my failures, and in my weakness, I prove God.

1. to establish the truth or genuineness of,  by evidence
2. to show oneself to have the character or ability expected of one, especially through one’s actions.
I prove his strength not by being strong, but by being weak, and leaning upon His strength.
I prove his love not by deserving love, but by being loved even when I don’t deserve it.
I prove his faithfulness not by living a perfect life, but by trusting him to always uphold me in the midst of an imperfect life.

I prove Him over and over.

God does not require that I get it all right, He just wants me to keep moving forward, trusting Him to lift me when I fall; to know that He will meet me right where I am and fill the gap. There is such a peace in that.

“You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.” Isaiah 26:3