His Love, Not Mine

"Abiding, not striving nor struggling; looking off unto Him; trusting Him for present power; resting in the love of an Almighty Savior, in the joy of a complete salvation, 'from all sin' - this is not new, and yet 'tis new to me. It was the exchanged life that had come to me -- the life that is indeed 'No longer I.' But how to get faith strengthened? Not by striving after faith, but by resting on the Faithful One.' As I read, I saw it all! 'If we believe not, he abideth faithful.' I looked to Jesus and saw (and when I saw, oh, how joy flowed!) that He had said, 'I will never leave thee.' Ah, there is rest! I have striven in vain to rest in Him. I'll strive no more. For has not He promised to abide with me -- never to leave me, never to fail me? I change, He changes not; The Christ can never die: His truth, not mine, the resting place; His love, not mine, the tie." -Hudson Taylor