My hope is built on nothing less
Than Jesus’ blood and righteousness;
I dare not trust the sweetest frame,
But wholly lean on Jesus’ name.
On Christ the solid Rock, I stand –
All other ground is sinking sand,
All other ground is sinking sand.
When darkness veils His lovely face,
I rest on His unchanging grace;
In ev’ry high and stormy gale
My anchor holds within the veil.
His oath, His covenant, His blood
Support me in the whelming flood;
When all around my soul gives way,
He then is all my hope and stay.
When He shall come with trumpet sound,
O may I then in Him be found,
Dressed in His righteousness alone,
Faultless to stand before the throne.
~Edward Mote, 1797 – 1874
This song has special meaning to me lately. I am a person who likes to have everything planned out in advance, and I don’t like it when my plans change. Praise God, I am improving, but I have to work extra hard. My boyfriend and I just broke up 3 weeks ago, but I am content and happy because it was the right thing to do. We were dating very seriously, and if you would have asked either Daniel or me, we would have told you that we were going to get married after college. I felt like the relationship was secure, and I thought we would never break up. Obviously, I was wrong, but I am reminded that we can’t take security in the things of this world. People change; things change. But God never changes. He is my security and my Rock. I know I can trust Him with everything because He promised us in Hebrews 13:8 that [He] is the same yesterday and today and forever.