Abundant Life,  Poetry

When I’m at the End of Me…

When my patience wanes

When my inner self screams

“That’s it I’m done!”

Jesus, take me deeper…

Beyond myself

Into the fullness of your presence

Where I find all I need

Jesus, pull me closer…

My strength and heart fail me

My eyes strain to see

Life gets messy quickly

Jesus, shine brighter...

I know the Truth

It’s set me free

Chains cannot contain me

Jesus. My victory...

I’ve been thinking about perseverance lately. That in each and every moment, despite my raging emotions, I can choose my reactions.

I can calm a storm with a silent pause and prayer, or I can rumble and bolt in a desperate display.

More times than I’d like to admit, I still choose poorly. I choose exasperation, when I’ve reached the end of myself.

Yet, there have been a growing number of moments where I actually choose wisely, and this shift has made a huge difference. Enough that I look back and stand in awe.

When I let go of the “me-factor” in a moment, and surrender to the “Jesus-factor” that is alive and at work in me, well, wow. It really does change things. Peace shows up. Joy. Endurance for the moment.

Literally, my daily bread.

Friends, when we choose to believe and stand on the Truth of Scripture, that we can do all things through him who strengthens us , then we can also believe and trust that our God will supply every need of ours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.

All things. Every need.

Amen and Amen.

“May the Lord direct your hearts into God’s love and Christ’s perseverance.” (2 Thessalonians 3:5 NIV)


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