The Cross He Gave May be Heavy

Greetings friends! I hope you are well and joyfully resting in the power and love of Jesus Christ. I hope you all have been having a good week . . . even if you are going through great difficulties, it is my prayer that you are finding strength to continue pressing heavenward. I am well; life has been quite busy lately since I started school again. Something I believe Momma taught while home-schooling is a love for learning. I do love challenging my mind and figuring out things; after taking a break from school (of which I am very thankful for), I am more than ready to tackle some brain-challenging subject. :o) 
Today, I came across a hymn written by Ballington Booth. β€œThe Cross He Gave May be Heavy” is very neat (pardon my understatement!). It was quite convicting and encouraging. Convicting in that the trials I often claim are so small and pitiful compared to the trials, burdens, and sufferings Christ bore for me. Encouraging because the sufferings and toil we endure bring others to Christ and bring us, if we let them, closer to our Heavenly Father. Truly, the Christian life is a blessed one. I hope you are blessed and encouraged! If you would like to hear the tune of this hymn, please click on this link.
The cross that He gave may be heavy,
  But it ne’er outweighs His grace;
The storm that I feared may surround me,
  But it ne’er excludes His face.
Chorus:
The cross is not greater than His grace,
The storm cannot hide His blessed face;
  I am satisfied to know
  That with Jesus here below,
    I can conquer every foe.
The thorns in my path are not sharper
  Than composed His crown for me;
The cup that I drink not more bitter
  Than He drank in Gethsemane.
The light of His love shineth brighter,
  As it falls on paths of woe;
The toil of my work groweth lighter,
  As I stoop to raise the low.
His will I have joy in fulfilling,
  As I’m walking in His sight;
My trials more blessings are bringing,
  Christ in them is my delight.
death-swallowed
May the Savior bless you as you endevour to follow Him! He is the Way, the Truth, and the Light!!
Your sister in Christ,
Frannie
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4 thoughts on “The Cross He Gave May be Heavy

  1. Thank you for sharing that, Frannie!! Those are definitely encouraging words indeed. πŸ™‚ I really enjoyed reading them.

    I hope you enjoy getting back into school! I always do after a long break. πŸ™‚

    Love in Christ,
    Sarah

  2. What encouraging words, Frannie! πŸ™‚ Thank you for sharing!

    I don't know if you usually go back to read my replies to comments left on my blog, so I thought I would share my reply here: Heehee! πŸ™‚ I don't think it's too early! I would love to photograph your wedding! πŸ™‚ I pray that the Father does bless you in that way. You would be a lovely wife and mother! πŸ™‚

    With Much Love, and a Hug!
    Sonja

  3. ~:~ Dear Sarah, Thank you Sarah!! πŸ™‚ Have a blessed day!!
    With Christ's love, Frannie

    ~:~ Dear Sonja!! πŸ™‚ Oh good! Thank you, dear friend, I too pray the Father would give you that blessing in His good time. You would be a sweet wife and mother!! πŸ™‚
    Many blessings friend! Frannie

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