Hopefully this isn't vanity or pride in my own words. I don't think so. I was in one of those "inspired" moods last night and stuff was flowing freely. This has happened a lot since God's victory over my darkness has been revealed. I figured I'd share the little ditty I shared on my church forum simply because I feel it reflects much of my own emotion and thought of late - which I like to be recorded here so I can chronicle my spiritual journey with Christ. I'm sure there are others who can associate with the emotion contained in it. This is a difficult age we live in. Yet our hope is in Christ. Jesus Christ is coming soon! And even now He gives us strength while we wait.
How Long, O Lord?
How long, O Lord, how long? I long for Your embrace. I long to see Your face, O Jesus. Deliver us from this darkness! We all groan and weep in dismay. We need Your hand of deliverance. You are faithful even when we are not. Restore Your people, Father. Lift up our weary heads, Abba. Create in us a joy and victory even amid the toil and dread. You are Master and Lord of all, even our broken hearts. We hold the pieces out in our hands, ready for You to work Your magic touch, Fixer of all! Great are You Lord and infinite is Your wealth and fame. We make ourselves poor in the things of this world so we can gain Your lasting riches. Fill us. We need You desperately. You are the Coming King. Come soon, yet show your mercy to the lost. Call them to Yourself with urgency, even using us, and them come like lightning!
Do you not know?
Have you not heard?
The LORD is the everlasting God,
the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He will not grow tired or weary,
and his understanding no one can fathom.
He gives strength to the weary
and increases the power of the weak.
Even youths grow tired and weary,
and young men stumble and fall;
but those who hope in the LORD
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint.
Isaiah 40:28-31 NIV