I’m emotionally spent. Soul weary.
So, I’ve called upon a few of my favorite authors and musicians.
This post is a compilation of various pieces that have greatly encouraged me this week. I hope they do the same for you.
“Lead Kindly Light”
hymn lyrics by John Henry Newman
Lead Kindly Light, amid the encircling gloom, Lead Thou me on!
The night is dark, and I am far from home-Lead Thou me on!
Keep Thou my feet; I do not ask to see The distant scene-one step enough for me.
Living by faith includes the call to something greater than cowardly self-preservation. ~J.R.R. Tolkien
song lyrics by Switchfoot
Our hope is just a metaphor, of something better
For all of our dreams tonight
And fear is just a shadow of the things that matter the most
And I fear that I’m losing hope tonight
I feel like I’m dreaming
Staring up at the ceiling
It’s four in the morning
I can’t sleep and it feels like a warning
You wouldn’t believe me
If I could say it just the way that I’m feeling
The words that I wanted to say
I feel them slipping away
The great unknown where feet may fail
And there I find You in the mystery
In oceans deep
My faith will stand
And I will call upon Your name
And keep my eyes above the waves
When oceans rise
My soul will rest in Your embrace
For I am Yours and You are mine
Your grace abounds in deepest waters
Your sovereign hand
Will be my guide
Where feet may fail and fear surrounds me
You’ve never failed and You won’t start now
Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders
Let me walk upon the waters
Wherever You would call me
Take me deeper than my feet could ever wander
And my faith will be made stronger
In the presence of my Savior
And perhaps my most recent favorite, partly because my 6 year old requests it everyday:
“Lord, I Need You”
song lyrics by Matt Maher
Lord, I come, I confess
Bowing here I find my rest
Without You I fall apart
You’re the One that guides my heart
Lord, I need You, oh, I need You
Every hour I need You
My one defense, my righteousness
Oh God, how I need You
That last line could not be more true at this time.
Oh God, how I need You.