Strong grip!

Thou changest not.

‘Twixt gleams of joy and clouds of doubt
our feelings come and go;
our best estate is tossed about
in ceaseless ebb and flow:
no mood of feeling, form of thought,
is constant for a day;
but thou, O Lord! thou changest not;
the same thou art alway.

I grasp thy strength, make it mine own,
my heart with peace is blessed;
I lose my hold, and then comes down
darkness, and cold unrest.
Let me no more my comfort draw
from my frail hold of thee, –
in this alone rejoice with awe:
thy mighty grasp of me.

John Shairp 1871

I just wonder if there are some of God’s precious sons and daughters who read this blog who could do with meditating on these last two lines?  That’s it for today: no more, no less, than an encouragement to look to God and rejoice in this: “Thy mighty grasp of me!”

God Bless


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5 comments on “Strong grip!

  1. Kim Ennis says:

    Yes. Indeed.


  2. says:

    Thank you so much for these words that I need to wrap around myself also the blog about the alligator speaking into my life situation at the moment……blessings and love cath turrell

    Sent from my iPad



  3. David black says:

    Was thinking of slipping and gripping. We slip, but He never loses His grip on us.
    Ta for poem God bless


  4. Jane Stewart says:

    Yesterday I had an awesome day. I was paddle boarding on the Solway with two of my adult children. We were rejoicing in family, health, God’s creation and in this beautiful part of the world we call home. ‘Strong Grip’ spoke so movingly to all three of us. Awesome as our day was, God’s mighty grasp on us is so much more awesome. Thank you Kenny.


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