I long to surrender to God, but I strive – doing things in my own strength and usually wearing myself out. I’m realising it’s impossible for me to surrender to him, in my own strength.
Out of my distress I called on the LORD; the LORD answered me and set me freePsalm 118:5 I feel so much pain inside me, and tears are in my eyes. It feels too much to bear. It's so difficult to face. It’s exhausting. Jesus is my strength, and I know he will enable me … Continue reading Freedom Costs
Distracted and Off Balance There are times when I feel anxious, exhausted, and “off balance”, when my prayer times are filled with distractions, and the creative things I normally enjoy doing don't go smoothly, or don't even happen. I've been talking to Jesus about this, and he's highlighted a few things to me. When I … Continue reading Let Jesus Be Your All!
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.Psalm 23:4 Emotional Rollercoaster The last few weeks have been an emotional rollercoaster, hence the reason I haven’t posted anything on my blog for a while. … Continue reading Jesus is with me in this grief
I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die.John 11:25 Have you ever faced the possibility of dying? I have, having had cancer, twice. It really puts things into perspective. It forced me to prioritise, … Continue reading If My Life Ends Today
My Lord and God, I’m tired and ill. I'm finding it so difficult to pray….. to focus on you. I long for you….. I need you….. but my mind wanders, I lose concentration, and your presence eludes me. I am sorry for my weakness, for failing to put you first, for allowing myself to be … Continue reading Dependant On You
My Lord and Saviour, you gave your life for me, and I am so grateful, so thankful for your wonderful, unending love! You are so perfect…..so holy….. and worthy of all worship! You deserve my undivided attention, yet I get so distracted, and other things become my focus. My heart fills with sorrow for I … Continue reading Undeserved Love
Jesus is with me, yet how much I long to see him! He gives me all of himself, yet I long for more of him. In my imperfection, I'm unable to be totally surrendered to him or to be truly like him. This poem expresses my desire for Jesus. Peaceful Yearning Jesus, you are my … Continue reading Peaceful Yearning
Lord Jesus, I am yours... I belong to you alone and my life is in your hands. You have given me life through your death, and I give you my life by dying to myself, and surrendering to you. I live for you alone: to glorify you, to worship you, to magnify you! I desire … Continue reading I belong to you!
Preserve me, O God, for in you I take refuge. I say to the Lord, “You are my Lord; I have no good apart from you.” Psalm 16:1-2 The Lord is my chosen portion and my cup; you hold my lot. The lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; indeed, I have a beautiful … Continue reading Your ways are life!