A bit of pondering on the difficulties in this season to keep the Lord most dear in my heart. It is so easy- far too easy- to get pulled into the anxieties of the day…
Another day You wake my slumbering soul.
Another challenge yet to undertake
That will undoubtedly take some sort of toll.
And, as I go about
Seeking in the quiet sort of way
Of the shy and the meek,
The quest is posed, the answers yet to speak-
Will I indeed leap into the fray past my door,
Determine to seek Your face once more?
Or will I hang back upon my trusty fringe,
Hooking my hat to that which I consider the safer place
Than that which might be in store?
Oh, Lord, I want nothing more than to
Want YOU and nothing more!
Yet, the mind’s eye drags me aside,
The world’s various pains
Encroach and collide.
And I find the quickening of anxiety,
The surprising sickness of pride
Too often keeps me at arm’s length
From Your ever willing side.
Oh, that sort of social distancing
Should never apply
To You, my God, my chief ally!
I must draw near, come what may,
Hold You more than ever dear,
No matter what the world offers this day!
Oh, Father, so many fears has this season fraught!
But, help me to keep You placed as I ought!
May we each be prayerful to seek Him first. Thanks for reading, dear friends! Blessings and prayers! ❤