The Daily Paine

What is it that guides your life?  What is it that you would rest your life upon?  It is imperative, especially in this hour, that you put your whole trust in the Lord.  Studies I’ve read from Barna show that the majority of Millennials do not believe the Word of the Lord to be infallible and authoritative; that it is only suggestive.  I have had students this year tell me when I’ve pointed out certain Scriptures, “That’s your opinion.”  No, it is not my opinion, it is the Word of God!  Now as for me, I choose to trust in the Lord.

          “‘Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus,
           Just to take Him at His Word;
           Just to rest upon His promise;
           Just to know, ‘Thus saith the Lord.'”
                    –Louisa M.R. Stead

It must all start with the realization that salvation comes only through the blood of Christ.  There are not multiple ways to heaven, only one!  It is really very simple, simply believe and trust in Him.  Jesus came to save all, the solution is in front of man, but He leaves the choice up to man.

          “O how sweet to trust in Jesus,
           Just to trust His cleansing blood;
           Just in simple faith to plunge me
           ‘Neath the healing, cleansing flood!”

With Him there is peace in the time of trouble.  With Jesus there is joy in the midst of calamity.  With Jesus there is rest when the nation and the world is in turmoil.  It does not matter who runs this country; what does matter is who runs your heart and mind, and actions.  Are you at peace today?  If not, then you may not be walking with the Lord and trusting in Him.  He has promised that He will never leave or forsake His own.  There is your rest, and peace, and comfort, and joy.  In fact, our life must be based upon that promise.

          “Yes, ’tis sweet to trust in Jesus,
           Just from sin and self to cease;
           Just from Jesus simply taking
           Life and rest, and joy and peace.

           I’m so glad I learned to trust Thee,
           Precious Jesus, Savior, Friend;
           And I know that Thou art with me,
           Wilt be with me to the end.

                    Jesus, Jesus, how I trust Him!
                    How I’ve proved Him o’er and o’er!
                    Jesus, Jesus, precious Jesus!
                    O for grace to trust Him more!”

The greatest gift my Grandma and Aunt gave to me was the wonder of trusting in Jesus.  No matter the circumstance to trust Him.  What a great gift!