With a matter of extreme concern on my heart tonight, I went to the kitchen to eat a very late dinner. Right before opening a cupboard door, I prayed about the situation. Within seconds, I realized that there was a song playing in my mind. I paused to consider what it was. The lyrics began to reach my focus. The song was an old hymn–“Leaning on the Everlasting Arms.”
As I sat down on the couch, I looked up the lyrics online. Here are a few of the words:
What have I to dread, what have I to fear,Leaning on the everlasting arms;
I have blessed peace with my Lord so near,
Leaning on the everlasting arms.
I believe that God led me to read the words of the song to comfort me and encourage me not to be afraid.
I am not to be afraid because I have Jesus.
My Lord is near.
But as for me, the nearness of God is my good; I have made the Lord GOD my refuge, That I may tell of all Your works.