I REST In YOU

I rest in You, O Living Lord,
When threats emerge and assault my soul,
For You alone is my refuge sure,
My help in troublesome times.

I come to You, O Living Lord,
The creator of all that is
Confident in Your wisdom, devoid of my own,
Knowing Your sovereign power and love.

I think of You, O Living Lord,
My gracious and compassionate King.
Secure in Your promises, safe in Your arms,
And sheltered in the comfort of Your wings.

I meditate on You, O Living Lord,
Content in the gift of Your Son divine.
Though perplexed for why it is that my faith is so small,
I turn to You, the refuge for my soul.

I bow before You, O Living Lord,
Though the tempest rages within, without
My days seems so dark,
Yet, the light of Your presence has brought light
to these days and soften the response of my heart.

I humble myself before You, O Living Lord,
The giver of benefits uncaused.
Times change and seasons pass,
But Your love remains steadfast and sure.

I ask of You, O Living Lord,
The grace to honor You today.
To walk in faith, depending upon You,
As my token of adoration, wonder, and praise.

I rest in You, O Living Lord,
My exalted, reigning King,
Anxious to hear You say some day, “Welcome, Welcome to My kingdom.”
All praise to You, my Living Lord.

John D. Hannah