Thursday, May 28, 2020

Bible Verses to God Is in Every Tomorrow




As I stated in my last post, I found several songs and poems while going through a box containing my grandfather's funeral guest book from 1972. It still amazes me the strength, faith, and grace of my grandmother enduring her husband's two-year fight with leukemia and then being widowed while in her forties. 

This poem was quoted in a letter from my grandfather's mother written to my grandmother, her daughter-in-law. It is from a mother in her grief to a wife in hers. And, since my great-grandfather had died from cancer twelve years earlier, from one widow to another. Two godly women who in their time of grief hung on to their faith that God both is in control and loves them. 

Bible Verses for God Is In Every Tomorrow by Laura A. Barter Snow | scriptureand.blogspot.org


This poem, written by Laura A. Barter Snow (1864-1939), is about trusting God even through the difficult times and the unknowns. Laura A. Barter Snow was a Christian poetess. Her most well-known poem is probably "This Is From Me" which is used in the popular devotional, Streams in the Desert.

I had not been familiar with the poem as a song, but apparently there is an arrangement of it written by Paul Orjala. (Again proving that you really can find anything on YouTube.)

In addition, if you want to see the previous song I found in that box, here is my post on The Lord Will Provide by John Newton.

God Is in Every Tomorrow

by Laura A. Barter Snow

God is in every tomorrow,
Therefore I live for today,
Deuteronomy 31:8 The Lord is the one who goes ahead of you; He will be with you. He will not fail you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.”
Psalms 31:15 My times are in Your hand; Deliver me from the hand of my enemies and from those who persecute me.
Certain of finding at sunrise,
Guidance and strength for the day;
Psalms 119:105 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.
Isaiah 40:29 He gives strength to the weary, and to him who lacks might He increases power. 
Power for each moment of weakness;
2 Corinthians 12:10 Therefore I am well content with weaknesses, with insults, with distresses, with persecutions, with difficulties, for Christ’s sake; for when I am weak, then I am strong.
Hope for each moment of pain,
Psalms 62:5 My soul, wait in silence for God only, for my hope is from Him.
Psalms 42:5 Why are you in despair, O my soul? And why have you become disturbed within me? Hope in God, for I shall again praise Him for the help of His presence.
Comfort for every sorrow,
2 Corinthians 1:3-4 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction so that we will be able to comfort those who are in any affliction with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.
Sunshine and joy after rain.
Psalms 30:5 For His anger is but for a moment, His favor is for a lifetime; Weeping may last for the night, but a shout of joy comes in the morning.

God is in every tomorrow,
Planning for you and for me;
Romans 8:28 And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.
Proverbs 19:21 Many plans are in a man’s heart, but the counsel of the Lord will stand.
E'en in the dark will I follow,
Trust where my eyes cannot see.
2 Corinthians 5:7 for we walk by faith, not by sight—
Stilled by His promise of blessing,
Soothed by the touch of His hand,
Zephaniah 3:17 “The Lord your God in your midst, The Mighty One, will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing.”
Confident in His protection,
Knowing my life-path is planned.
Proverbs 16:9 The mind of man plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps.
Job 42:1-2 Then Job answered the Lord and said, “I know that You can do all things, and that no purpose of Yours can be thwarted.”

God is in every tomorrow,
Life with its changes may come,
Hebrews 13:8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.
He is behind and before me,
Psalms 125:2 As the mountains surround Jerusalem, so the Lord surrounds His people from this time forth and forever.
While in the distance shines Home!
Hebrews 11:13-16 All these died in faith, without receiving the promises, but having seen them and having welcomed them from a distance, and having confessed that they were strangers and exiles on the earth. For those who say such things make it clear that they are seeking a country of their own. And indeed if they had been thinking of that country from which they went out, they would have had opportunity to return. But as it is, they desire a better country, that is, a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God; for He has prepared a city for them.
Home, where no thoughts of tomorrow
Ever can shadow my brow,
Revelation 21:3-4 And I heard a loud voice from the throne, saying, “Behold, the tabernacle of God is among men, and He will dwell among them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself will be among them, and He will wipe away every tear from their eyes; and there will no longer be any death; there will no longer be any mourning, or crying, or pain; the first things have passed away.”
Home in the presence of Jesus,
Through all eternity now!
2 Corinthians 5:8 We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.
 1 Thessalonians 4:17 Then we who are alive and remain will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we shall always be with the Lord.
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I'm sure there are more verses that fit with the lines of this hymn.  If you have any to add, please let me know!  I'd love to hear about them.  Also, if you have any hymns or praise songs that you would like me to do, please let me know.  

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Bible Verses for The Lord Will Provide by John Newton

Bible verses for John Newton's hymn The Lord Will Provide | scriptureand.blogspot.com

Recently my mom gave me a box of old photos and family history documents to scan. In them was the guest book for the funeral of my grandfather, a godly preacher who died long before I was born. It also had a stack of old letters and cards written to my grandmother, a rather young widow at the time. I've always yearned to know more about my grandfather, so I read through the letters. I learned much of how my grandfather was a faithful servant of the Lord and mentor. I also found two hymns and a poem that were shared with my grandmother at the time of her bereavement. I found them very special and would like to share them with you as well.

The Lord Will Provide was written on the back of the funeral service program. "The Lord will provide" was also quoted several times in letters to my grandmother as something my grandfather said often during his two-year-long battle with leukemia. The hymn was written by John Newton. It is not in many hymnals anymore and even the older hymnals only include no more than four of the verses. However, I found it to be a treasure.

Bible verses for John Newton's hymn The Lord Will Provide | scriptureand.blogspot.com

Here are a few different tunes for this song. First, a traditional tune:
Next, the more popular recent tune:
Also, the more modern worship version:
If you haven't found a tune you like yet, I encourage you to search on YouTube where there are many more versions.

The Lord Will Provide

by John Newton

Verse 1:
Though troubles assail us and dangers affright,
Though friends should all fail us, and foes all unite;
Psalm 88:18 You have removed lover and friend far from meMy acquaintances are in darkness.
Psalms 94:21 They band themselves together against the life of the righteous and condemn the innocent to death. 
Yet one thing secures us, whatever betide,
The promise assures us, The Lord will provide.
Genesis 22:14 Abraham called the name of that place The Lord Will Provide, as it is said to this day, “In the mount of the Lord it will be provided.”

Verse 2:
The birds without garner or storehouse are fed;
From them let us learn to trust God for our bread:
Matthew 6:26 Look at the birds of the air, that they do not sow, nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth much more than they?
His saints what is fitting shall ne'er be denied,
So long as it's written, The Lord will provide.
Matthew 7:11 If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give what is good to those who ask Him!
Romans 8:32 He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him over for us all, how will He not also with Him freely give us all things

Verse 3:

We may, like the ships, by tempests be tossed
On perilous deeps, but need not be lost:
Ephesians 4:14-15 As a result, we are no longer to be children, tossed here and there by waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, by craftiness in deceitful scheming; but speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in all aspects into Him who is the head, even Christ,
Though Satan enrages the wind and the tide,
Yet scripture engages, The Lord will provide.
1 Corinthians 10:13 No temptation has overtaken you but such as is common to man; and God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will provide the way of escape also, so that you will be able to endure it.

Verse 4:
His call we'll obey, like Abra'm of old;
Hebrews 11:8 By faith Abraham, when he was called, obeyed by going out to a place which he was to receive for an inheritance; and he went out, not knowing where he was going.
We know not the way, but faith makes us bold;
For tho' we are strangers, we have a sure guide,
Hebrews 11:13 All these died in faith, without receiving the promises, but having seen them and having welcomed them from a distance, and having confessed that they were strangers and exiles on the earth.
Psalms 31:3 For You are my rock and my fortress; For Your name’s sake You will lead me and guide me
And trust in all dangers, The Lord will provide.
2 Corinthians 5:7 for we walk by faith, not by sight—

Verse 5:
When Satan assails us to stop up our path,
And courage all fails us, we triumph by faith:
1 John 5:4 For whatever is born of God overcomes the world; and this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith.
He cannot take from us (though oft he has tried)
The heart-cheering promise, "The Lord will provide."
Philippians 4:19 And my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.


Verse 6:
He tells us we're weak, our hope is in vain,
The good that we seek, we ne'er shall obtain;
John 8:44 You are of your father the devil, and you want to do the desires of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth because there is no truth in him. Whenever he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies.
But when such suggestions our graces have tried
This answers all questions, The Lord will provide.
Ephesians 6:10-17 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might. Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore, take up the full armor of God, so that you will be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm. Stand firm therefore, having girded your loins with truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; in addition to all, taking up the shield of faith with which you will be able to extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

Verse 7:
No strength of our own and no goodness we claim,
2 Chronicles 14:11 Then Asa called to the Lord his God and said, “Lord, there is no one besides You to help in the battle between the powerful and those who have no strength; so help us, O Lord our God, for we trust in You, and in Your name have come against this multitude. O Lord, You are our God; let not man prevail against You.”
Psalms 16:2 I said to the Lord, “You are my Lord; I have no good besides You.” 
Yet, since we have known the Saviour's great Name,
In this our strong tower for safety we hide;
Proverbs 18:10 The name of the Lord is a strong towerThe righteous runs into it and is safe.
The Lord is our power, The Lord will provide.
Psalms 28:7 The Lord is my strength and my shield; My heart trusts in Him, and I am helped; Therefore my heart results, and with my song I shall thank Him.

Verse 8: 
When life sinks apace, and death is in view,
The word of his grace shall comfort us through;
Psalms 23:4 Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil, for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.
Not fearing nor doubting with Christ on our side,
1 John 4:18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves punishment, and the one who fears is not perfected in love.
Romans 4:19-21 Without becoming weak in faith he contemplated his own body, now as good as dead since he was about a hundred years old, and the deadness of Sarah’s womb; yet, with respect to the promise of God, he did not waver in unbelief but grew strong in faith, giving glory to God, and being fully assured that what God had promised, He was able also to perform. 
We hope to die shouting, The Lord will provide.
Romans 8:36-37 Just as it is written, “For Your sake we are being put to death all day long; We were considered as sheep to be slaughtered.” But in all these things we overwhelmingly conquer through Him who loved us.

I'm sure there are more verses that fit with the lines of this hymn.  If you have any to add, please let me know!  I'd love to here about them.  Also, if you have any hymns or praise songs that you would like me to do, please let me know.  

Monday, May 18, 2020

A Bible Study on Singing

A free printable Bible study on Singing | scriptureand.blogspot.com

Lately, I've been listening to a lot of music lately. I had been feeling down and worship music really lifted my spirits. It led me to look into some verses in the Bible about singing and music. 


A free printable Bible study on Singing | scriptureand.blogspot.com

What does the Bible say about singing? When and where should we sing? How should we sing? Why should we sing? What should we sing about? What effect does singing have? Just click here to print out the Bible study. Go through the verses I have listed and see what the Bible has to say about singing. And maybe listen to some worship music while you do it.

Feel free to use this printable for personal use or in a small group or Church Bible study. You may also share them online, but please include a link to this webpage rather than a direct link to the google drive file.

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

A Bible Study on Fear

Free, printable Bible Study on Fear | Scriptureand.blogspot.com

During the current pandemic, there is a lot of talk about fear. Of course, the best place to get our information is the Bible. So, here you can take a look at some Bible verses on fear (and a few on worry and anxiety), and see what they have to say about fear: about what to fear, about what not to fear, what is associated with fear, what is contrasted with fear, what God does to help us get over our fears, and conditions for being fearless.

Free, printable Bible Study on Fear | Scriptureand.blogspot.com

All you have to do is print this out, look up the Bible verses, and take notes on what they have to say about fear. Don't forget to apply it to your life (fearing what we should fear and focusing on what God does (or has done) to help us conquer our fears.



Feel free to use this printable for personal use or in a small group or Church Bible study. You may also share them online, but please include a link to this webpage rather than a direct link to the google drive file.

Thursday, March 26, 2020

"Sunday" Drive Scavenger Hunt

"Sunday" drive scavenger hunt | scriptureand.blogspot.com

If you are like most of the country, you are stuck in your home and getting cabin fever. If you are anxious to get out of your house, why not take a drive? My kids were less than excited about going for a drive until I mentioned a scavenger hunt. Unfortunately, Google pulled up no scavenger hunts that fit driving through our county so I made one up. Of course, if I make something for my family, I usually decide to share it with you.

Feel free to print out this scavenger hunt. Also, you can share this page with friends so they can print them out. Enjoy your drive!



If the items on this scavenger hunt do not fit your area or season, you can access an editable version of this printable on Canva and drag new pictures and edit the captions here.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Children's Bible Education Resources for at home

Children's Bible Education Resources for at Home during the Coronavirus | scriptureand.blogspot.com

With most schools currently closed, parents are looking for resources to help them manage their children without going out or interacting with others. First, as we get used to our new home routine, parents shouldn't overwhelm themselves or their children by adding too much to their routine. However, you should find these resources to be uplifting and encouraging both for you and your children. 

Some of these require very life parental involvement (the videos, music, and some of the apps). All of them should help your family get through these difficult weeks stuck at home.

Videos

A Christian children's streaming service with favorites like VeggieTales, 
321 Penguins, and What's In The Bible
They are currently offering a Church at Home program.

A church's children ministry videos with lots of Bible stories

Another church's children ministry videos with lots of Bible stories

While the target audience is adults, some older children might enjoy these videos. They either summarize a book of the Bible or follow a topic throughout the Bible.

Music

Watch their Bible verse videos on YouTube

Yancy has children's worship songs and hymns with a beat that will have you dancing around the house. 

Apps


Their devotions are available on their website or in their app.

This app allows your child to read/listen to Bible stories and interact with them.
They also have video episodes and printables (coloring pages, activity books, and parent guides) available on the webpage.



This app offers weekly cues to parents in order to wisely use the time we still have with them before they grow up and are independent. They offer videos, Bible verses to memorize, thoughts, and actions. They also have suggestions on their blog for dealing with your child's anxiety and fear right now.

Family Devotions

They offer On-The-Go Devotions that one person can read to the family. 

Crosswalk hosts the daily devotional originally published by Focus on the Family on their website. 

Home Sunday School Lessons

Register at the LifeWay website and then use the redemption code provided in the link. Each lesson includes videos, a printable activity page, and a printable conversation guide, 


These lessons include a video, printable, Spotify playlist, and video of song motions.

My Bible Lessons are available for print and can be adapted to use for families. There are also two Bible lessons focused on science (weather and seasons).


**As always, none of these links means an endorsement of all materials of these authors, churches, or organizations or their doctrine. Please evaluate everything and compare it to what the Bible says.**