Hope In The New

Abba,

thank you for seasons passed,

your love that called,

your hand that carried me,

your wisdom that brought forth gold

from all of life being lived,

the hard, the painful, and the good,

your power restores, redeems all things.

Because of you,

I cherish hope for what’s in store.

In between,

yesterday and tomorrow,

here and now,

you are with me,

in every step

my past being redeemed,

my future being built,

on the sure foundations of your love,

mercy, and grace.

I embrace another new beginning,

reminded of your grace

that makes all things new,

again and every moment,

and I move forward boldly

because you are with me,

you are my Lord and my God,

and those who wait upon you,

will never be put to shame.

I bless you Lord.

Amen.

You’re With Me

Photo by Daiga Ellaby on Unsplash.

Lord Emmanuel,

God with me,

let me hear your voice,

wash me with the radiance of your presence,

my Beloved is radiant and ruddy,

smelling of rich earth and life

dew, grass, and flowers awakening in the morning.

Strong and sure in His steps,

He leads me through green pastures and rest,

quiet streams and safe paths.

His eyes are clear and blue with light,

alive with revelation and truth,

guiding me in the night,

through dark valleys where I cannot see.

Powerful and frightening toward my enemies,

the Lion of Judah swings His staff,

His might destroys my enemies,

His rod always keeps me close.

Never will He lose me,

always His watchful eye is on me,

“Follow Me” He says,

and He guides me with gentleness and care,

up and up to the mountain of God.

where I hope to dwell with Him,

in the kingdom of His rule and reign forever and ever.

Help me, give me grace

to keep my eyes on you and follow you Lord

all the days of my life,

I love you.

Amen.