Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Advancing against Adversity

"If thou faint in the day of adversity, thy strength is small.  If thou forbear to deliver them that are drawn unto death... doth not He that pondereth the heart consider it?  And He that keepeth thy soul, doth not He know it?" (Proverbs 24:10-12).  "Many waters cannot quench love, neither can the floods drown it" (Song of Solomon 8:7 ).  "I am debtor... I am ready... I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth" (Romans 1:14-16). 

The Lord can see adversity;
He said there would be tribulation,
But He has called us still to see
The plight of souls without salvation.

If we are tempted to retreat
When trouble comes into our life,  
The Lord can lift us from defeat
Advancing us against the strife. 

Behold the souls now drawn to death! 
They march upon that dreadful path
As every step and every breath
Without the Savior leads to wrath! 

Consider Him who keeps our soul,
Whose love the floods could never drown. 
Adversity may take its toll,
But Christ will never let us down. 

We see the readiness of Paul
Who said that he was not ashamed
To go wherever Christ would call
And preach the Gospel he proclaimed. 

Lord, may we likewise in this hour
Rise up with boldness that You give
To show the promise of Your power
That saves our souls because You live. 

Advance us, Lord, against the gates
Of hell which never shall prevail. 
Adversity still validates
That, though we're weak, You never fail. 

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