Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Hymn of the Week--All The Way My Savior Leads Me

Last night we were reading in our devotional book about question 7 of the Westminster Shorter Catechism.

Q. 7. What are the decrees of God?
A. The decrees of God are, his eternal purpose, according to the counsel of his will, whereby, for his own glory, he hath foreordained whatsoever comes to pass

At first this seemed like a pretty difficult one to understand. The previous ones have been pretty simple: What is God?; Are there more than one God? But the book did a great job of introducing this question. It pretty much says that God is in control of all things that happen and all things that happen are caused by God for one purpose, his own glory. As I talked to the boys about this it was so comforting to me. Ben was sick last night and I told the boys that God knew that Ben was sick and that he caused Ben to be sick. Why? For his own glory. I said to Caleb, "Isn't it good that we don't have a God who is in heaven saying, 'Oh no! Ben is sick. What do I do now? Now I've got to do something to make this good.' Instead, we have a God who loves us and is directing all things to a good end--his own glory." Because God is in control of all things, we can trust him!

I had to pick a hymn that talked about God's providence. I think this is a pretty good one. I just noticed, another Fanny Crosby hymn.

Hymn of the WeekAll The Way My Savior Leads Me
Words by Fanny Crosby
Music by Robert Lowry
All the way my Savior leads me;
What have I to ask beside?
Can I doubt His tender mercy,
Who through life has been my Guide?
Heav’nly peace, divinest comfort,
Here by faith in Him to dwell!
For I know, whate’er befall me,
Jesus doeth all things well;
For I know, whate’er befall me,
Jesus doeth all things well.


Heidi said...

good stuff...

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Sharon said...

God is good all the time!
All the time God is good!

Thank you for the reminder.

Colbert Family said...

Our family has seen the truth to this. God has been continuously glorified throughout each peak and valley in Abbey's battle against leukemia.


Andy Gammons said...

Thanks for the comment. I think that God's providential control is often a hard truth, but when grasped it is a comfort. How great to trust a God who is in control of all things in difficult times like your family is in. I am trusting God that he will be completely for your family. I just read Romans 8 and am praying it all for your family.