Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Declaration of Dependence


Without You Lord, no one can sustain absolutes of truth 
Hope is a life-boat low’red in vain if not anchored in You 
And what is joy without assurance of a Better Day 
I need You Lord; Your Word means more than all the world can say 

Your all-surpassing power is my utter confidence 
I carry in my body the hope of deliverance 
Though death may seem to have the final say, it is not true 
The mortal body will decay; the Soul returns to you 

I need you Lord lest fear would crush; perplexity despair 
The persecutor cannot grasp how futile is his dare 
For we who believe receive promises man cannot make 
Where we who are alive are called to die for Jesus’ sake 

How dark the future seems where demons labour to deceive 
Without You dreams are futile fortunes man seeks to achieve 
But through You Mercy hears the prayer that makes man’s hope come true 
Therefore, thankfully I declare my dependence on You 

© Janet Martin 

Much doom and gloom abounds these days but… 
Because we have God’s Word; The Truth 
No demon can devour 
This treasure cupped in jars of clay 
His all-surpassing pow’r 

…for Thine is the kingdom, the power and glory forever and ever, 

2 Cor.4:7-12
But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. 8 We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; 9 persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. 10 We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body. 11 For we who are alive are always being given over to death for Jesus’ sake, so that his life may also be revealed in our mortal body. 12 So then, death is at work in us, but life is at work in you.

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