Wow! I've made it.
I was reading this hymn earlier this week, when at last I had decided even I had to lockdown, and it lead me to know the only place to look, in this mess we find ourselves in, was to God. The second verse says: "Man cannot live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God." Psalm 121 says:" I lift up my eyes to the hills, where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the maker of heaven and earth." Yes I have questions, why is this happening? looking for reasons etc, and yes, God encourages us to ask and seek. Although my questions and looking for reasons have not clearly been answered, I have found comfort and confidence in what I have read to know God is aware and remains the maker and redeemer of heaven and earth. Can I encourage you also to: first, seek the Kingdom of God, second, to read His word and third pray.
Cast all your care upon Christ our Redeemer, and trust in His promise to be by your side.
His love will uphold you, His arms will enfold you, let Him be your Saviour, your shepherd and guide.
Fret not nor fear, for whatever befalls you, remember for love of you Jesus was slain.
In dying for us, He shared our human sorrow and bore on His shoulders the weight of your pain.
Though life be fraught with all maner of sorrows the stresses and strains that beset us each day.
Be firm in your faith for the Lord will be with you, and be by your side as your strength and your stay.
( Rev John Davey, Nottingham City Mothers' Union Branch,uk )