Saturday, August 14, 2021

God Himself...


How easy it would be to become disillusioned by what we see
if not rooted in what we know, because God said so.


Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, 
and a light unto my path.
Psalm 119:105

John 16:33
I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace.
 In this world you will have trouble. 
But take heart! I have overcome the world.”

When tried by disappointment’s test and vexed by plans upset
When waves of want for what seems best roll through prayers still unmet
When second chance and circumstance grant opportunity
To seize anew the Hope God grants to cheer adversity
Then pray we hold more near and dear the Lantern of his Word
To light faith’s path lest footsteps veer because vision is blurred

To light faith’s path lest footsteps veer because vision is blurred
Requires more than the veneer of valor undeterred
Without God’s Word life’s storms are ruthless, tossing to and fro
The soul not rooted in His Truth that none can overthrow
Then pray, we repent and believe so that we may endure
With more to cling to than the sheave that death cannot secure

With more to cling to than the sheave that death cannot secure
Though disappointment’s test may grieve and morrows are unsure
We have hope’s confidence that nothing in this world can shake
While we long for deliverance from anguish and heartbreak
His Word is a lamp to our feet, a Light unto our path
And God Himself until we meet in Time’s Grand Aftermath

…and God Himself until we meet in Time’s Grand Aftermath
Where nothing remains to compete with love’s mercy or wrath
Then, lest disenchantment and doubt should cause our foot to slip
Do not begin today without God’s Word to full-equip
Then, come what may the dark cannot triumph the Light of All
As we press on toward the mark for the prize of God’s call

© Janet Martin

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