Quiet Time 7/9/22
(DEUTERONOMY 31:8 - And the Lord, He is the One who goes before you. He will be with you, He will not leave you nor forsake you; do not fear nor be dismayed.)
Sometimes I feel so alone,
Adrift in an ocean of helplessness.
My enemies encircle me like sharks,
Patiently waiting for me to fall.
I am hedged in on all sides
And I see no escape.
Even though Your presence isn’t felt
In these moments of despair,
You are with me
Incessantly whispering love
Into my weary soul.
You, O Lord, are my one Beloved;
Your promises are true
If in fear I don’t sense You
It is I that has become numbed
By the troubles of this world.
But when I cry out to You,
Here You are.
I forget. You never do.
Dismay is transient. You, Lord, are not.
Lead me into the way of greater faith.
Open my eyes when they shut.
I pray to remember
Until I remember to pray.
Nothing can come against me
Because You are with me.
I praise Your constant Presence!
You are before me, behind me,
Closer than my heartbeat.
Now to be quiet and listen:
No matter what such trials you will face,
Or valleys of the darkest nights of soul,
Be sure of this: you’re in My kind embrace;
I’m here in love to always keep you whole.
This covenant I promise not to break,
To be with you through mountain top or vale.
My love for you I never will forsake;
Your righteousness through faith will long prevail.
My child, when troubles come against you, know
That you abide in Me and I in you.
Just rest in Me and watch the troubles go;
The struggles that you face, I’ll see you through.
You never are alone for I AM here;
Such momentary troubles count as dear.
Published by jaytharding
Christian Mystic-in-training, burgeoning Apologist, Writer, Poet, Philosopher, all-purpose curmudgeon
Therefore, if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature; old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. 11 Corinthians 5:17
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