Thursday, May 17, 2012


Standing on the promises that cannot fail 
When the howling storms of doubt and fear assail. 
By the living Word of God I shall prevail, 
Standing on the promises of God. 
~R. Kelso Carter~

Waiting - and waiting - in a semi-dark room at the optometrist's office yesterday after having my eyes dilated, those words played in my mind. There's not a whole lot one can do in that situation, so I used some of those moments to meditate and pray and think. Actually, I sang those words, too . . . very quietly, of course . . . but I like to think my audience of one, He who started the whole world singing, might have tapped His foot! 

And would you believe that when I opened my devotional book this morning, there were those same lyrics jumping off the page at me? God is just so good like that!! This Scripture was also added: 
You know with all your heart and soul that not one of all the good promises the Lord our God gave you has failed. 
 Every promise has been fulfilled; not one has failed. 
Joshua 23:14 

In a shaky and uncertain world, I'm so thankful that I can stand on His unfailing promises!


Ginny said...

So great that you can write such a meaningful devotional just from a visit to the eye doctor!

Eggs In My Pocket said...

How true your words are in this! It reminds me of the man who built his house on the rock.

Dorothy said...

Some people call those things, like opening to the same scripture, a coincidence, but I call it a God thing! He does so many wonderful things if only we are open to His Spirit and watching for them!

Brenda Kay Ledford said...

Oh, my, I hate to have my eyes dilated. I'm so glad you mediated on these wonderful words "Standing on God's Promises" in the doctor's office. I know that gave you comfort. Great posting.

Sarah (Nikki) said...

I can imagine Him smiling and tapping His foot and maybe just maybe your reading those lyrics later was His way of saying....yep...I heard you and it was music to my ears. Hope and pray your eyes are okay and it was just a check up.

Maple Lane said...

AMEN! I love the old, familiar hymns.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

I love that old hymn, Glenda... When I was growing up, we went to church on Sunday nights in addition to Sunday mornings. At the Sunday night services, we'd sing the old hymns like this one... Thanks for the memories.

Daisy said...

I love that old hymn too, Glenda. It's comforting how something like that song or the words from a favorite verse will pop into our heads right at the moment that we need it.

Just Be Real said...

Glad you found comfort in the devotional. Blessings to you Glenda.

thefisherlady said...

You know with all your heart and soul that not one of all the good promises the Lord our God gave you has failed.
Every promise has been fulfilled; not one has failed.
Joshua 23:14

What a wonderful strengthening to our faith to hold fast to this one!
I hopes your eyes are healing and well. Your eyes into the heart of God are with 20/20 vision. Such an awesome God we serve!
Thank you for sharing with us
singing along with you... standing on the promises that cannot fail...

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

I like what you thought about when your eyes were dilated! Beautiful promise

Karen said...

That was such a comforting post. Yes, God has just the right words at the right time, and then He repeats them so I will be sure not to forget!

Pamela said...

I love God's promises. I've stood on them more times than I can count. I know God enjoyed your private concert -- with a smile that accompanied the foot tapping!

Lynn said...

Glenda, This is a beautiful post. The photo is perfect for the scripture. Like Ginny, it is wonderful how you could use that time in the dark, waiting, to come up with this beautiful devotional for us. Blessings.