I’m Back! But Where Have I Been? Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus!!

“Trust in the Lord forever, because in the Lord, the Lord himself, is an everlasting rock!” Isaiah 26:4 (CSB) 

You may have noticed that I have been absent from writing here on the “Joyful Persistence” blog during the last few months. My explanation is both simple and complicated. You see I have been dealing with some health issues pertaining to my constant battle with PTSD and the dizzy spells I still experience on a regular basis.

The good news is I am doing ok. Every day is a new battle but with the amazing God that has my back things are good. He has provided me with an excellent support group that includes my amazing and beautiful wife Cheryl, my super service dog Olivia, family, friends, doctors and various other people.

Each day I am thankful that this life here on earth is only a temporary journey. With all of its fragility things can change in an instant. That is basically what has happened to  me these last few months. Many things have changed in an instant. Suddenly I can’t do things that used to come easily. I am going through another career change. Physically and mentally I cannot do things I used to and I must constantly adjust to these new challenges.

As a kid in a little Baptist church in Belgrade, MT we often sing a hymn that has become a constant reminder of my Savior who never changes and always has His hand of protection and guidance on me. “Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus”. Take some time and meditate on these words from this timeless hymn:

'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"

O how sweet to trust in Jesus, Just to trust His cleansing blood;
Just in simple faith to plunge me 'Neath the healing, cleansing 

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

I'm so glad I learned to trust Him, Precious Jesus, Savior, 
And I know that He is with me, Will 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!


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