Poetry

Waiting and Secure: An Encouraging Word for Toiling Pilgrims

“I know your works. Behold, I have set before you an open door, which no one is able to shut.
I know that you have but little power, and yet you have kept my word and have not denied my name…
I am coming soon. Hold fast what you have, so that no one may seize your crown.”
– Revelation 3:8,11

Last night I waited on the Lord
And this is where He led me:

The still waters of His Word
To the Church of Brotherly Love

Where a door has been opened
That no one can shut
A door!

To hear His Word and heed it
To be sanctified and glorified
In the gospel of grace

Where He knows these toiling pilgrims’
Love-led works
Their little strength
Their need
For patient endurance

Oh Lord
You know my works
My little strength
My need for patient endurance

And as I rest in this knowledge
Held
By the Lover of My Soul

His Word continues to stir
And satisfy
Nourishing my spirit
Like a fountain of life

When I am weak
He is strong
His power is perfected in weakness

When I keep His Word
Holding fast in the storm
His love is perfected in obedience

Perfect power
Perfect love

From the One who is faithful
To know me
Love me
Lead me and guide me

The Good Shepherd cares for His sheep

Surely goodness and mercy will follow me
Surely my mansion in glory awaits

And my heart rejoices
Because His return is very soon

I will endure
Because He endured

I will hold fast
Because He will never let me go

Boasting in my weakness
He shows Himself strong on my behalf

Oh the steadfast love of the Lord!

My heart is settled
Established
Secure

Dear fellow toiling pilgrims:

Be settled
Established
Secure

You are seen
Known
Led
And Loved

Maranatha

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