God Will Take Care of You

The iteration we followed this week in our epic story was the time from King David’s son, Solomon’s reign to the Babylonian Captivity.  What looked so promising with the gifting of Solomon ended in exile and servitude in a foreign country due to the idolatry encouraged by the kings and leaders.  It is a sad progression, slide from favor.  Not all people of Israel were idolaters but they were caught in the downslide of their country.  During times of darkness when we feel our political, social or even family leaders are making bad decisions, how do we encourage ourselves?

         Mrs. Civilla Martin, wife of Baptist evangelist Stillman Martin, was forced to stay home one Sunday in 1904.  She became sick and could not accompany her husband.  He debated staying with her but their son challenged his father, “Father, don’t you think that if God wants you to preach today, He will take care of Mother while you’re away?”  The husband left and later returned to find his wife greatly improved and writing this hymn.  That evening he wrote the music to go with the text.  Many find deep comfort from this tune during difficult times.

Be not dismayed whate’er betide
God will take care of you
Beneath His wings of love abide
God will take care of you.

God will take care of you
Through every day, o’er all the way
He will take care of you
God will take care of you.

No matter what may be the test
God will take care of you
Lean, weary one, upon His breast
God will take care of you.

God will take care of you
Through every day, o’er all the way
He will take care of you
God will take care of you

He will take care of you
God will take care of youhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4Ez8m2ozf4

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