Faith And Discipline

 

Faith And Discipline
By June Stein
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The assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen,
This is the faith which I would grasp, and never doubt, but just believe!

Committing my causes to You, Jesus, with the righteousness found in Your blood,
I can then look forward, confidently, keeping my mind above.

By not dwelling on things I’ve committed to You, and have no power to arrange,
Accepting that You know everything; You, alone, can move and change.

I’ll embrace the discipline of waiting, in ever prayerful accord;
Knowing Your timing is perfect; finding my strength in Your Word.

It’s not what ‘I’ know; but that ‘You know’,
Not what ‘I’ should do; but what ‘You would have me do’.

It’s not what my mind imagines would be best, but resting all in You,
For You will never fail me; this I know is true.

From the smallest trivial irritation, to the vital things of life,
In Your love and mercy, Lord, I will abide through every strife.

I thank and praise You for giving me faith, and for easing my troubled mind,
Everything I’ll ever need, in You, alone, I find.

I ask that all that is not of You, within my heart, be washed away,
Then filled with Your Sweet Spirit, Lord, with a fire to last all my days.

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‘Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.’
[Hebrews 11:1]
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‘It is for discipline that you have to endure. God is treating you as sons;
for what son is there that his father does not discipline?
If you are left without discipline, in which all have participated,
then you are illegitimate children and not sons.’
[Hebrews 12:7-8]
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