When Satan Tempts Me to Despair...

When Satan Tempts Me to Despair,
And Tells Me of the Guilt Within,
Upward I look and See Him there,
Who made an end to all my sin

Because the sinless Savior died
My sinful soul is counted free
For God the Just is Satisfied
To look on Him and pardon me.
To look on Him and pardon me!

(from Before the Throne of God Above)

I need pardoning daily. How about you? I know I've been tempted to despair. Deep, dark despair desires to drag me into it's claws... or should I say Satan is seeking to devour me. Wanting to kill. Destroy. Steal.

Oh Christ, You are my only hope. My only chance. My only hope of rescue from myself. From the darkness of my mind. From my overwhelming circumstances. Keep my head above the water. Bring this dead man back to life. Thank you that you hold me in the palm of your hand. My rest comes from you. My joy comes from you. My strength comes from you. You are the only thing I know I have. The only thing that can't be taken away. The only Truth. The only Way.

I can't do it all. In fact I can do nothing apart from Him.

This too shall pass. These circumstances and particular set of trials. But He remains forever. Alpha and Omega. with no end. You are so worthy of my worship and praise. I surrender all to you again. Thanks for the hope I have in Christ. Thanks for your perfection. Your work is not done in me... but your work is complete in Christ. Thanks for your perfect life, death, resurrection and ascension. Thank you that I have not given into the dark thoughts that desire to consume me. May my mind be fixed on you. Fixed on your perfect peace. Your perfect ways.


Anonymous said…
Praying for you, Dearest.


Anonymous said…
Amen to your heart's cry! You seeking....and God leading you into His truth is an amazing display of God's tender touch on His treasured child....never to leave you or leave you comfortless. Amazing grace loved one.

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