Living dollar by dollar and day by day
With little as safety for what comes tomorrow
Reliant on God and living in faith
Finding God’s joy in the presence of sorrow

I wonder why Christ in His mighty grace
Does not provide us with dreams of this world
So everyday I must seek his holy face
To live another day till I grow very old

And when I compare my tired long life
To ancient saints living on a barren land
It was this dependance that grew their faith
And tested it with scorching dry sand

And what would befall without such a trial
The ancient saints would remain as slaves
To life of corruption, pride, and God denial
We too may as well dig our graves

Yet you have prevented such a fall
You have provided till the very end
Manna as food to nourish them all
Manna as faith of your sovereign hand  

July 11, 2014