How can I believe?

January 25, 2011

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Why don’t I spend time
Being still and listening
My feelings deceive
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God’s kindness draws me
I tremble at his greatness
I trust and hope in his love
I cannot imagine
God is tender and gentle
Strong and mighty in power
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How can I believe
When my world is so shattered
I can see no hope
The darkness hides your great love
Where can I go and find rest
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There is a place of quiet
A mystery that’s hidden
That is seeking to be found
Love found me searching
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I fixed my eyes on Jesus
The one who knows how I feel
Who chose to be just like me
Gave me his Spirit
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In my helplessness I come
I am broken and ashamed
With my fear and unbelief
Your love draws me near
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I cannot deny
Who you are and what you do
I have seen you work
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In my short time here
Sixty-eight years exactly
You found me seeking
You surprised me with your love
You came to me at my worst
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For generations
You’ve loved us in our failure
History will bear this out
I will use my mind
God is pleased that I seek him
Trust him to keep his promise
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Light came to me in darkness
Hope visited in despair
Peace came to me through one voice
Love came in quiet
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Proverbs 18:21  
“Words kill, words give life
They’re either poison or fruit
You choose”
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Psalms 86:11
“Train me, God, to walk straight
then I’ll follow your true path.
Put me together, one heart and mind then, undivided,
I worship in joyful fear.”
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Psalms 86:13
“You’ve always been great toward me–what love!
You snatched me from the brink of disaster!”
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Psalm 86:15
“But you, O God, are both tender and kind, not easily angered, immense in love, and you never, never quit.”
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© Terry S. Smith
January 18, 2011
Meditations from Psalm 86-90; Proverbs 18; John 15; Colossians 3.
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