A PSALM


Holy is the Lord Almighty

He is worthy to be praised

We live in a fallen world

Where sin and death abound

But you O’ God are merciful

And You love us and want your best for us

 

But we O’ God are so afraid

So afraid to surrender

Because the enemy of our soul deceives

Deceives us into thinking our way is better

 

We are like a man drowning in the sea

Fighting with all of our strength as the waves wash over us

And You come to save us

 

But as a drowning man often does

In our panic we fight and struggle

And we strike out at You

You who desire to hold us above the waves

And You say, “Stop fighting. I’ve got you.  I’m here to save you.

Let me pull you to the shore.  You don’t have to struggle anymore.”

 

These waters are washing away the grime

There is safety in surrender

The fight is not yours to fight

 

Relax and float on the water

If you relax, you will float

And I can pull you to the shore

Safe and secure in my arms

 

Rest in me all you who struggle

And I will lift you up above the waves

And I will carry you to a safe place

 

When we struggle in the waters

The waters produce resistance

And the resistance wears us out

But the very thing that can wear us out can lift us up

 

So we must lie back, relax and breathe

Breathe peacefully and let the waters support us in our surrender

And let the waters cleanse us and refresh us

And let the waters hydrate our thirsty souls

And let you, O’God, pull us home to safety

 

You wrap your arms under our arms

And we lay our head back on your shoulder

As you pull us to our safe destination on the shore

 

Save us O’God

When we are powerless to save ourselves

Rescue me O’ God

I don’t have to fight and struggle in the water

“Not by power or by might but by my Spirit,” says the Lord

OUR PRAYER


Father God, you are good. You are our refuge, our ever present help in times of trouble (Psalm 46:1). Help us to lay our battles at your feet and trust that you will fight on our behalf. Allow us to feel the security and peace that comes with resting in the promises of your Word. In Jesus’ Name, Amen

Scriptures for Meditation


~ Psalm 4:8

In peace I will lie down and sleep,
for you alone, Lord,
make me dwell in safety.

~ Psalm 55:22

Cast your cares on the Lord
and he will sustain you;
he will never let
the righteous be shaken.

~ Isaiah 26:3

You will keep in perfect peace
those whose minds are steadfast,
because they trust in you.

~ Psalm 37:3

Trust in the Lord and do good;
dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture.

~ Psalm 91:4

He will cover you with his feathers,
and under his wings you will find refuge;
his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.