The Daily Paine

How much do you trust God?  I mean, really trust Him?  So much of the time we try and take of everything ourselves.  There is that which we are supposed to do for God gave us this life to be living.  We are to use our strength, our will, and our intellect in making decisions, but we should never forget the spiritual aspect either.  This grand old hymn helps us make an affirmative statement about our trust in the Lord–“I Know Whom I Have Believed,” composed by Daniel W. Whittle.

“I know not why God’s wondrous grace To me He hath made known,
Nor why, unworthy, Christ in love Redeemed me for His own.

I know not how this saving faith To me He did impact,
Nor how believing in His Word Wrought peace within my heart.”

For some reason God made His grace known to me.  The older I get, the more I realize the importance and the truth of God’s grace, yet in all of that it still is a mystery.  Notice, also in this hymn is the importance of God’s Word in our lives.  It is through studying, obeying, and living God’s Word that we know we can trust Him.

“I know not how the Spirit moves, Convincing men of sin,
Revealing Jesus thro’ the Word, Creating faith in Him.

I know not what of good or ill May be reserved for me,
Of weary ways or golden days, Before His face I see.”

My Grandma always had tremendous faith in God.  She would hurt and ache, but say that, “my heavenly Father promised me that He would not give me more than I could handle…therefore, I know I can handle this.”  She didn’t know how but she always persevered through her difficulties; she was always ready to meet Him.

“I know not when my Lord may come, At night or noon-day fair,
Nor if I’ll walk the vale with Him, Or ‘meet Him in the air.’

But ‘I know whom I have believed,
and am persuaded that He is able
To keep that which I’ve committed
Unto Him against that day.”