Tuesdays – In “other” Words   9 comments

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“Blessed Be Your Name” is one of my favorite songs. It is a song that best describes my journey here on earth before I ultimately reach the “promised land”. My road here has been and will be marked with abundance as well as pain and suffering. No matter the circumstance – I will say, “Blessed be Your Name, Jesus.” I would like to share the following verses, quotes and lyrics that best describe this week’s theme for me:

Lamentations 3:18 I cry out, “My splendor is gone! Everything I had hoped for from the LORD is lost!” 19 The thought of my suffering and homelessness is bitter beyond words. 20 I will never forget this awful time, as I grieve over my loss. 21 Yet I still dare to hope when I remember this: 22 The unfailing love of the LORD never ends! By his mercies we have been kept from complete destruction. 23 Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each day. 24 I say to myself, “The LORD is my inheritance; therefore, I will hope in him!” 25 The LORD is wonderfully good to those who wait for him and seek him. 26 So it is good to wait quietly for salvation from the LORD.


Tough Faith – Eugene Peterson “A Long Obedience in the Same Direction”
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Do you think of the Christian faith as a fragile style of life that can flourish only when weather conditions are just right, or do you see it as a tough perennial that can stick it out through storm and drought, survive the trampling of careless feet and the attacks of vandals?
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The person of faith outlasts all the oppressors. Faith lasts.

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Through it All by Ray Boltz
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But in every situation God gave blessed consolation
That my trials come to only make me strong.
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Through it all, through it all,
I’ve learned to trust in Jesus,
I’ve learned to trust in God;
Through it all, through it all,
I’ve learned to depend upon His Word.

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Through it all I want to trust Jesus. Through it all I want to be found faithful.  Through it all Blessed Be Your Name, Lord Jesus. 

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To find more thoughts on Matt Redman’s lyrics, head on over to Iris’ at Sting My Heart.

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9 responses to “Tuesdays – In “other” Words

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  1. Amen Sister! I want to be a tough perennial that doesn’t have to be replanted every year!

  2. Love that Eugene Patterson quote! I need to memorize it. Bless you for sharing!

  3. That’s so right – our road is marked with abundance and with sufferings – so many people think following Christ is either one or the other.

  4. What great thoughts! Yes, Faith lasts….
    This post ministered to my heart today!
    Thank you and God bless you!

  5. The “Tough Faith – Eugene Peterson” quote is superb! What an analogy of a Christian’s persevering faith.

  6. Lana, I am blessed by the music of Ray Boltz too. Thanks for sharing today.
    Bonnie

  7. Ray Boltz’s songs have gotten to my heart as well.

    I am just glad that we have Someone who will see us through it all…

    Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts on this week’s IOW quote.

    Be blessed today and always.

  8. Such a wonderful lyrics. Thank you for visiting my blog 🙂

    Blessings to you always!

  9. Pingback: Sting My Heart » Blog Archive » Blessed be Your Name

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