because You are in it, dear Lord, to stay.
When storms crash around me, I command them to cease;
and if faith takes some battering, I still have your peace.
Whatever the circumstances, I count it all joy;
I’m more than a conqueror whom this world can’t destroy.
The blessing of God is mine now and forever;
I’m secure in a covenant that cannot be severed.
The Lord is my Shepherd, the pastures are green–
With my mind stayed on Jesus, my life is serene.
P. A. Oltrogge
“My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.” James 1:2-4 NKJV
“Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.”
Romans 8:37 NKJV
“The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside quiet waters….Surely goodness and lovingkindness will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.”
Psalm 23:1, 2, and 6 NASV
“Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee; because he trusteth in Thee.” Isaiah 26:3 KJV