Today I am struck once again by the words of one my favorite hymns:

 

Jesus, I am resting, resting in the joy of what Thou art;
I am finding out the greatness of Thy loving heart.
Thou hast bid me gaze upon Thee, and Thy beauty fills my soul,
For by Thy transforming power, Thou hast made me whole!

O how great Thy lovingkindness, vaster, broader than the sea;
O how marvelous Thy goodness, lavished all on me!
Yes I rest in Thee, Beloved, know what wealth of grace is Thine,
Know Thy certainty of promise, and have made it mine.

Jesus, I am resting, resting in the joy of what Thou art;
I am finding out the greatness of Thy loving heart!

Simply trusting Thee, Lord Jesus, I behold Thee as Thou art;
And Thy love, so pure, so changeless, satisfies my heart!
Satisfies its deepest longings, meets, supplies its every need,
And surrounds me with its blessings; Thine is love indeed!

Jesus, I am resting, resting in the joy of what Thou art;
I am finding out the greatness of Thy loving heart!

Ever lift Thy face upon me as I work and wait for Thee;
Resting ‘neath Thy smile, Lord Jesus, Earth’s dark shadows flee.
Brightness of my Father’s glory, Sunshine of my Father’s face,
Keep me ever trusting, resting; Fill me with Thy grace!

Jesus, I am resting, resting in the joy of what Thou art;
I am finding out the greatness of Thy loving heart!

How true it is that when I am weary and worn down, when my soul is tired and my spirit is spent, gazing on Jesus strengthens me, fills me, renews me, and makes me joyful again.  What a precious Savior and Friend!