"The Things Which Are Behind"

Leave behind earth's empty pleasure,
   Fleeting hope and changeful love;
Leave its soon-corroding treasure;
   There are better things above.

Leave, oh, leave thy fond aspirings,
   Bid thy restless heart be still;
Cease, oh cease, thy vain desirings,
   Only seek thy Father's will.

Leave behind thy faithless sorrow,
   And thine every anxious care;
He who only knows the morrow
   Can for thee its burden bear.

Leave behind the doubting spirit,
   And thy crushing load of sin;
By thy mighty Saviour's merit,
   Life eternal thou shalt win.

Leave the darkness gathering o'er thee,
   Leave the shadow-land behind;
Realms of glory lie before thee;
   Enter in, and welcome find.

~ By Frances Ridley Havergal~


A Little Note from Cobblestone Road Ministries:

Phil 3:13 
Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended:
but this one thing I do, forgetting those things
which are behind, and reaching forth unto
those things which are before.

Sometimes, it is difficult to forget the past and to leave behind
present problems but as Christians, we are to leave behind earth's
empty pleasures, fond aspirations and all things that are contrary
to the will of God. We must pray to the Father, as our Lord Jesus
"Not my will but Thine be done." We are to press on in the
Faith and to follow our Savior in the way which He shall lead us.
The past is behind and the future is glorious in Christ Jesus. May
we, today, abandon all that displeases Him and leave those things
which are behind...ever looking toward Christ, who is our Hope.

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Wrapped in God's Love
The Bible Cure for Doubting Christians
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Give Your Burdens Over To The Lord
Learning To Lean On Jesus

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