Poem

When it’s all dark…

We cannot always see a purpose in our existence. Sometimes, its all black and cloudy. Temptations add to the frustration. We’re all the more vulnerable to sin during such times. But Christ will never let us be tempted beyond what He can bear and will bring us out if we’ll submit to Him. This is what this poem is about:

As a child, on Your lap I sit –
Knowing to do nothing I remain silent:
Through stormy seas, You guide me,
My heart, by Your strength You knit !
You sustain me and from great folly, prevent !
O such amazing Grace, how can I ever thank Thee !

Alas ! My eye doth not see Thy purpose !
I wander in blindness, frustrated and lost:
My will is open for the devil to catch !
But thanks be to Christ Who died for us !
Sins that once held me a slave are now past !
My will, from the Father, none can snatch !

The disease of sin will not be healed still:
In death it shall end – its curse none can flee !
My days seem tiny and useless under such a setting:
But O ! Christ has conquered Hell’s hill !
Death was defeated at Calvary’s tree !
In the light of this Truth, I shall henceforth be living !

Evil and temptations must bow before Jesus !
Hell’s forces must retreat at Christ’s command
Death’s sting and Sin’s power can reign no more !
Christ is Lord – He shall forever preserve us;
O may we humble ourselves, surrender our wills and
trust in Your infinite mercy to carry us safely ashore !

Scripture References:

  • Romans 7:22-25 For I delight in the law of God in my inner being. But I see a different law in my members waging war against the law of my mind and making me captive to the law of sin that is in my members. Wretched man that I am! Who will rescue me from this body of death? Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, I myself serve the law of God with my mind, but with my flesh I serve the law of sin.
  • Psalms 73:23-24 But I am continually with you; you hold my right hand. You guide me by your wise advice, and then you will lead me to a position of honor.

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