How can I believe?

January 25, 2011

Why don’t I spend time
Being still and listening
My feelings deceive
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
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
There is a place of quiet
A mystery that’s hidden
That is seeking to be found
Love found me searching
I fixed my eyes on Jesus
The one who knows how I feel
Who chose to be just like me
Gave me his Spirit
In my helplessness I come
I am broken and ashamed
With my fear and unbelief
Your love draws me near
I cannot deny
Who you are and what you do
I have seen you work
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
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
Light came to me in darkness
Hope visited in despair
Peace came to me through one voice
Love came in quiet
Proverbs 18:21  
“Words kill, words give life
They’re either poison or fruit
You choose”
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.”
Psalms 86:13
“You’ve always been great toward me–what love!
You snatched me from the brink of disaster!”
Psalm 86:15
“But you, O God, are both tender and kind, not easily angered, immense in love, and you never, never quit.”
© Terry S. Smith
January 18, 2011
Meditations from Psalm 86-90; Proverbs 18; John 15; Colossians 3.

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