By Amanda (the intern)
The words to this hymn have been stuck in my head recently, and they are a perfect reminder of my need to trust only in Jesus. In the face of uncertainty and new stages in life (I’m getting ready to graduate from college and get married), do I “wholly trust in Jesus’ name”? I have the tendency to worry about change, and I think that a particular situation will fix my worry. However, I know even if I am blessed with the “sweetest frame” of a loving fiancée, a job, a place to live, and everything I need, I dare not trust in that. I know that when I truly have my foundation on Christ the Solid Rock, I cannot fear or worry about what will happen in the future. That brings incredible freedom.
The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. Matthew 7:25
“Solid Rock” Words by Edward Mote, Music by William B. Bradbury
My hope is built on nothing less
Than Jesus’ blood and righteousness.
I dare not trust the sweetest frame,
But wholly trust in Jesus’ Name.
When darkness seems to hide His face,
I rest on His unchanging grace.
In every high and stormy gale,
My anchor holds within the vale.
His oath, His covenant, His blood,
Support me in the whelming flood.
When all around my soul gives way,
He then is all my Hope and Stay.
When He shall come with trumpet sound,
Oh may I then in Him be found.
Dressed in His righteousness alone,
Faultless to stand before the throne.
On Christ the solid Rock I stand,
All other ground is sinking sand;
All other ground is sinking sand.
Hillsong has done another great version of this song. Listen to it here.