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Harder Family

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Be Still My Soul

Psalm 62:5-8 "My soul, wait in silence for God only, for my hope is from Him.
He only is my rock and my salvation, my stronghold; I shall not be shaken. On God my salvation and my glory rest; The rock of my strength, my refuge is in God. Trust in Him at all times, O people; Pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us."

God is good all the time, and all the time, God is good!! God gave us the strength to make it through Wayne's first week of treatment. It was a rather crazy week juggling rehabilitation three hours a day, timing medicine and meals, and radiation treatments, but we made it! Wayne has five more weeks of radiation and 35 more days of Temador (chemo). God is continuing to teach me to take one day at a time, to depend on Him and be still before Him. There have been some hard moments, but overall it has been a good week. 

The song that resonated with me this week was "Be Still My Soul". Here are the lyrics. I've underlined the parts that God used to speak to me this week during difficult moments. After the lyrics is a beautiful rendition of this song.

"Be Still My Soul"

1 Be still, my soul: the Lord is on thy side.
Bear patiently the cross of grief or pain.
Leave to thy God to order and provide;
In every change, He faithful will remain.
Be still, my soul: thy best, thy heav’nly Friend
Through thorny ways leads to a joyful end.

2 Be still, my soul: thy God doth undertake
To guide the future, as He has the past.
Thy hope, thy confidence let nothing shake;
All now mysterious shall be bright at last.
Be still, my soul: the waves and winds still know
His voice Who ruled them while He dwelt below.

3 Be still, my soul: when dearest friends depart,
And all is darkened in the vale of tears,
Then shalt thou better know His love, His heart,
Who comes to soothe thy sorrow and thy fears.
Be still, my soul: thy Jesus can repay
From His own fullness all He takes away.

4 Be still, my soul: the hour is hast’ning on
When we shall be forever with the Lord.
When disappointment, grief, and fear are gone,
Sorrow forgot, love’s purest joys restored.
Be still, my soul: when change and tears are past
All safe and blessed we shall meet at last.

Be still my soul! God is in control and I just need to rest in Him. I'll try to update everyone a little more this week now that we have a better handle on our new schedule. Here is a picture of Wayne at the girl's soccer game today. It's hard to believe it has only been about a month since his surgery. He's doing amazing!!

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