• 26Aug

    Another quote from Mountains of Spices by Hannah Hurnard:

    In acceptance lieth peace,

    O my heart be still;

    Let thy restless worries cease

    And accept his will.

    Though this test be not thy choice,

    It is his – therefore rejoice.

     

    In his plan there cannot be

    Aught to make thee sad:

    If this is his choice for thee,

    Take it and be glad.

    Make from it some lovely thing

    To the glory of thy King.

     

    Cease from sighs and murmuring,

    Sing his loving grace,

    This thing means thy furthering

    To a wealthy place,

    From thy fears he’ll give release,

    In acceptance lieth peace.

     

    Acceptance, huh; I’m struggling with that.  That is where the peace came from when Dan died, but the new trials that are popping up are slicing right to the heart of my pride and it’s harder to accept them.

    Restless worries” — that says it all.  I am worried about the future of my children and how this will affect them.  But I have to accept that my children make their own choices.  I am responsible for MY choices and actions.

    I disagree that

    there cannot be aught to make thee sad:”

    because so much of this makes Him sad, why shouldn’t it make me sad as well.  It’s not in His perfect plan.

    But I can

    make from it some lovely thing to the glory of  my King.” 

    I can

    “Cease from sighs and murmuring,

    Sing his loving grace”

     

    And I will have to trust that

     

    From my fears he’ll give release,”

     

     

    The God of my rock; in him will I trust: he is my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower, and my refuge, my saviour; thou savest me from violence. (2Sa 22:3)

     

     

     

     

     

1 Comment to Acceptance

  • Yes! Amen and Amen! He is our Rock, Liisa! Thank you for sharing this with us and giving us the priviledge to pray for you and your family. Acceptance = victory over satan who desire is to destroy your relationship with God. I praise the Lord for this quote and how the Lord used it to speak to you. Covering you still in prayer,