{A Month of Hymns} Trust and Obey

Sweet, sweet hymn. Also, easier said than done, right? It sounds simple! Trust and obey! Just two things, but for us humans it's hard to do even just those two things. I love these two stanzas in the hymn which unfortunately were left out in this arrangement:

Not a shadow can rise, not a cloud in the skies,
But His smile quickly drives it away;
Not a doubt or a fear, not a sigh nor a tear,
Can abide while we trust and obey.

Not a burden we bear, not a sorrow we share,
But our toil He doth richly repay;
Not a grief nor a loss, not a frown or a cross,
But is blest if we trust and obey.

{Insert contented sigh here}

I think about all the fears I carry around in this world and come back to those words. None of them can abide if I would only trust and obey. However, if I indulge in the opposite, if I cling to my worries assuming I can control them myself, then they will indeed consume me. When I try my hardest to control, I am doing the opposite of trusting Him. And that's disobedient because He tells us to trust Him, with all our heart no less!

I've been praying lately to become more Kingdom minded, or as I heard it once, to "become attached to things eternal". Part of growing up, I think, it realizing how finite the world really is. When you come to accept this, there are only two choices: live in bitterness or live in Christ. I wake up every day and choose Christ. Even if I really made a mess of things yesterday, today His mercies are new. When He helps me become attached to the things He has given me, then I won't be so weighted down by the world. If I can make it a habit to trust and obey, then as our world passes away, my soul will remain rooted and alive in Him. 

On another note, doesn't this girl have THE most beautiful voice? BIG FAN.