Monday, December 4, 2023

An Overwhelming Plea...

Without God's word to minister hope to the soul
Monday morning could feel like an
overwhelming weight-lifting exercise!

Thank-you God, for Your indwelling Spirit,
for the glorious riches in Christ Jesus
 to overwhelm our need!

I need You, Lord, Your whisper to bid worry’s tempest cease
To conquer overwhelming dread with overwhelming peace
To comfort overwhelming grief with overwhelming love
To help unbelief with belief this world knows nothing of

I need you, Lord, to quell the fear that seeks faith, to destroy
Love’s overwhelming sorrow cheer with overwhelming joy
And should Your higher ways impart a cross, pride to abase
Lord, overwhelm my wicked heart with overwhelming grace

I need your overwhelming hope to overwhelm despair
Your promises to help me cope through overwhelming prayer
Lest ignorance makes me uncouth and wise in my own eyes
I need Your overwhelming truth to expose Satan’s lies

I need Your Word to overwhelm word-storms of worldly vice
Your overwhelming strength to transform Self to sacrifice
Your overwhelming Light to pierce death-dark veneers of dust
And shatter overwhelming sight with overwhelming trust

I need you, Lord, to overwhelm my overwhelming need
To overwhelm my whelming cry with mercy’s tender creed/reed
Enfold trouble and strife beneath Your overwhelming Wing
And overwhelm me with Your life where death has lost its sting


© Janet Martin

And my God will supply all your needs
 according to His glorious riches in Christ Jesus.
 20To our God and Father be glory forever and ever. 

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