I will be glad and rejoice in your love,
for you saw my affliction
and knew the anguish of my soul.
Awake, awake my soul
to the One who never lets go
don’t ever lose wonder of hope
there’s never an end to this rope.
This is your day, take heart
let His peace fill the deepest part
as it flows through the flats and sharps
lose yourself in the beauty of His art.
Awake, oh my soul, to Jesus
in Him is your every reason
for living and breathing and being.
Once again, my soul, it’s worth repeating
to the One who never lets go, giving hope
live each day in abandoned thanks-living
just because you’re alive and breathing.
©31 March 2020
“This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.” Psalm 118:24
This day was made for us. Just for us. Each of us.
It was made for me, individually. But, it was also made for you, just you.
A present from our heavenly Father, each day is a gift we should be grateful for. Yes, even the days that are dreary and the days that are downright scary.
I know, no matter how many times someone quotes 2 Timothy 1:7 (God has not given us a spirit of fear), it can still be hard not to allow anxiety and fear to settle into our minds and hearts. To be sure, this is a scary time. Each day we are given new statistics and warnings that are more dire than ones before. Wouldn’t it be so easy to just curl up into a ball in the corner and stay there under this is over?
But God doesn’t want us living in fear. What He wants is to give us peace and comfort and joy. He desires for us to live each day as gift of thanksgiving to Him.
“Peace WITH God is our permanent possession when we believe on the Lord Jesus Christ for salvation, but the peace OF God is conditional upon a believer being in a relationship with the Lord Jesus – as we abide in Christ, trust His Word, depend on His guidance, die to self and live for Him.” ¹
Instead of spending each day in worry, let’s seek to remember the things we are thankful for. When we live in thanksgiving, we have peace with God. God has seen our afflictions and the anguish of our souls, and He will not let us go.
Oh Lord, awaken my soul to You. May I keep my mind on You. And be thankful for each day as You breathe Your breath into my lungs so I can be a blessing to others.
From My Heart to Yours,
Today begins National Poetry Month for 2020! I’m a little late to remembering it,
but be on the lookout for lots of poetry and poetry articles on my Facebook Page