The Psalms have been such a source of comfort for me. So many times I have felt overwhelmed and consumed by grief. One rough day I poured my heart out to God and here it is:
I feel like a candle spluttering to stay alight
Lord I desperately want to shine like a beacon of hope
Lord I need You to light my heart
Lord I need You to reignite my spirit
Lord I need You to clarify my mind
Lord I need You
Lord I need You desperately
Who else can I possibly turn to?
No human heart can understand
My own heart cannot contain this anguish
The grief and the sorrow gnaw at my bones
Lord I’m so desperate
I need to hear Your voice
I need to know You’re here
My heart beats faintly in hope, but the pain suffocates each beat
Lord who else can I trust but You?!
You’ve promised to be my tower of strength
You’ve promised to be my safe refuge
You’ve promised me…….
You’ve promised me…….
Your Word declares that You’re faithful, steadfast and true
So come now and quickly rescue me!
Lord I fear I will lay wasted on the battleground
Lord I fear that I’ve cried out in vain
Lord I fear
But You’ve promised that Your perfect love will drive out ALL fear
But You’ve promised me that if I resist the devil he will flee
What more can I say?
What more can I do?
What more is there to face?
Lord You’ve promised to cast out ALL loneliness so why do I feel so alone?
Lord You’ve promised me…….
You’ve promised me so many things and I dare to believe that they are true
I refuse to accept that Your promises are false!
Lord You’ve said You would shelter me with Your wings
Lord my faith is weak but You’ve promised that even the smallest amount of faith can move mountains
So Lord move my mountain and cast it into the sea!
Lord restore to me Your joy
Lord restore to me Your favour
Lord restore to me health
Lord restore to me my precious inheritance
Lord will You hear my cries for mercy?
Lord will You run right now to catch me?
Lord I’m so broken, can You mend me?
Lord I’m so empty, can You fill me?
Lord this wasteland is simply too harsh
Lord this winter season is simply too barren
Lord why do I see springs of promises to have them snatched from my grasp?
Lord why do I feel like this?
Is there something I have not repented of? Then I am sorry
Lord is there some part of my heart that I have held back from You? Here it is take it all – it’s weak and failing me!
Lord I offer up to You now my broken heart, please come and mend it
I offer to You my failing spirit, please come and revive it
I offer my racing mind, please come still it and fill it with Your thoughts!
I cannot see what else there is to offer You!
But yet my heart beats only for You
But yet my lungs thirst only for Your life-giving breath
But yet my bones stir only to receive Your marrow
But yet my eyes lift to the heavens
But yet my hand still moves to pour it out to You
But yet my voice cries for mercy from the only One who can possibly help!
Human compassion dries up, but You promise to never run dry
Human understanding ceases, but You promise me that tomorrow the sun will rise and I will see Your mercy and loving-kindness afresh
Human love is flawed, but You promise to be a father of endless compassion, unfailing mercy and unconditional love!
You promise me Your ways are just and true!
So soak me now in Your mercy and grace
Pour afresh over me Your unfailing love deep into my heart
Breathe into my lungs Your breath of life
Give me a new song
Give me new words of love
Give me new words of life and truth
May You fill my body with life
May You transform me
Come wipe my tears and kiss my forehead
Come take my hand and lift me up
Come swiftly my Mighty Conqueror
Lord it’s not by my might or my power for I have no strength or authority
My authority rests in Christ alone
God it is only through Your mighty strength and Your Holy Spirit that it can be done
So Lord hear my cry
Holy Spirit please come afresh
So why would I fear the future?
For I’m being pursued only by Your goodness, beauty, mercy and unfailing love!
I shall dwell forever, throughout all my days, in the house of God and in the glorious presence of the LORD.
Psalm 23:6 AMP, MSG & TPT paraphrased
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