Friday, September 26, 2014


I love how one word can bring to mind a memory, a verse, a song. This morning as I read the Five Minute Friday prompt word, the melody of an old, seemingly forgotten hymn filled my thoughts. Words which comfort, Words which give hope.

Because He lives I can face tomorrow
Because He lives all fear is gone

Because I know He holds the future
My life is worth living just because He lives

When my works hours and my caring for my family hours and when almost all of the calendar boxes are filled with scribbles I find comfort in knowing that He will provide rest.

The Lord replied, “My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.” Exodus 33:13

When the expenses exceed the income and it seems the budget can not be stretched any thinner, I find comfort because I know He is a God who provides.

And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus. Phil 4:19
When the "tomorrow worries" arrive I find comfort because I know that my God has a plan.

For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11

When life just seems too overwhelming I can find hope because I know to whom my future belongs.  I know to whom I belong.

But now, thus says the LORD, who created you, O Jacob, And he who formed you, O Israel: "Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; You are mine."
Isaiah 43:1-2

Linking up today with many fabulous Five Minute Friday writers.


  1. I love that hymn. I haven't heard it in such a long time. I am so glad that even when life seems to be spinning out of control, as it often has lately, I can find peace in knowing he lives. Such a beautiful reminder. Thank you for sharing! -Abby (visiting from FMF)

  2. This is one of my favorite hyms as well and instantly came to mind when I saw the prompt. Thank you for sharing!

  3. Such great promises... to hold on to! Yes!! Because HE lives - I can face tomorrow..

    Visiting - as your neighbor - from FMF!!

  4. Thanks for reminding us of His promises :-)