MY PRAYER Lord, I need strength -- I feel all strength is gone. I cannot feel your nearness and I am so alone. So many things have come to seemingly pierce my heart, But Love above, You promised that You would never depart. I need sunshine, also. It seems there's so many clouds. My life has been darkened by what comes near to doubt. It seems I'm in the shadows and it is almost night. But, Father Dear, I know You will eventually make the darkness light. Another thing I need, Dear Lord, is just a restful peace. A healing balm for all the pain would give me such relief. All around the storms beat high with such a fierceful blow. But I'm confident when the storm is o'er - perfect peace I'll know. So, Father, do what you must do--Whatever You see best, To help me reach that Home above where there is perfect rest. For I know You'll not send me more than I can bear. With each storm You'll guide me through, for You are always there. So lead me, Lord, from day to day as feelings come and go. Please hear my prayer and help me face each storm as you deem so. (Amen) I was reading through some of my writings and came across this poem and what lead up to it. I wrote it probably 25 years ago. It blessed my heart to know that He will never lead us without His eye being right on us. He knew what we were going through. As in so many of your lives I'm sure you can testify that in the darkness hours of your life is when you drew closer to Him. My husband and I found in those hours, also, that we were drawn closer to each other. No, I don't like the test and trials that come but I know I am not alone. God has blessed us tremendously and can I say that He has given us brand new friends and a church family that cares. He has blessed us beyond measure. I thank Him for that. I still cannot say that I know what the Lord went through for us, but I do know that I still want to be more like Him. The little chorus goes: I want more of Jesus - more and more and more. I want more of Jesus , more than I had before, I want more of Jesus so rich, so full, so free. I want more of Jesus - so I'll give me more of me."
I posted this when I first starting blogging ~so if you it seems familiar you were reading my blog then. And my God is still in charge. I'm glad He is on His throne making intercessons for us. I just praise Him today!
Don't forget to go several blogs back and check out my Give-a-way!!