Thursday, August 16, 2007

Psalm 27: Hearts at Rest

"Though an army besiege me, my heart will not fear..."

I would like to say
my heart is at rest,
but I can't.
I would like to think
I always rest in God's care,
but I don't.
I would love to declare
my faith is unwavering,
but it isn't.
I wish it was a fact
fear is a thing of my past,
but it simply isn't.
It would be nice to know
trust's struggle is over,
but it isn't.
I wish I never wanted
to be
my own sovereign,
but I do.
I want to have unbroken rest
the hand of God's love,
but I don't.
I long to face difficulty
question or doubt,
but I don't.
I do not want to
my Father's love,
but I do.
I wish I never questioned
Lord's good plan,
but I do.
The struggle is better
it once was,
but not done.
My rest is more consistent
it used to be,
but not complete.
My heart enjoys a greater ease
in earlier days of faith,
but unrest comes.
I have lived with you
seen your care,
but questions come.
I have seen you do
I could not have conceived,
but still doubt.
I have been in awe
the provisions of your grace,
but anxiety comes.
I have submitted myself
your will and way,
but still rebel.
So with rest in your forgiveness
confidence in your power,
I come.
With a needy heart
craves your help,
I pray:
"Help me Father today
let go of my need,
to always understand.
Enable me to live in rest
I don't know before
what will happen.
Help me to have a restful heart
opposition is great,
and all I have is you."


At 7:56 AM, Blogger ivis said...

Romans 7:18-25 "For I know that good itself does not dwell in me, that is, in my sinful nature.For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. For I do not do the good I want to do, but the evil I do not want to do—this I keep on doing. Now if I do what I do not want to do, it is no longer I who do it, but it is sin living in me that does it. So I find this law at work: Although I want to do good, evil is right there with me. For in my inner being I delight in God’s law; but I see another law at work in me, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin at work within me. What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body that is subject to death? Thanks be to God, who delivers me through Jesus Christ our Lord!" Indeed...thank you God for continuously rescuing me. My heart depends on Your mercy, compassion, and love through Your Son Jesus to be rescued from my wavering efforts to fully surrender and find "true rest" in You. ivis


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