Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on Thee, because he trusteth in Thee. Trust ye in the Lord for ever, for in the Lord Jehovah is everlasting strength.
Shouldering trepidations, Pulling me down Suffocating nervousness, Shortening my breath The Invitation Arrives: Come close, my child Lean on me Trust me Place your weight of confidence, Upon my chest Lie alongside my bosom Receive true peace 'Tis the way you will find strength
Trust, I have learned, means: to lean on, to place the weight of my confidence upon… And after this discovery, I’ve found many verses in the Psalms that provide great comfort when translated in this way… It is marvelous to me that God’s Spirit led the writers of these words to the same special verb, to lean. By one simple word, He means to show us so clearly that it is never anything in us that accounts for the Lord’s goodness to us. Everything we are given is all from Him.
Amy Carmichael, Thou Givest – They Gather, pp. 1-2
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