The dark and dreary days of Winter
Oft they leave me cold and blue
Waking bereft of warmth and gladness
Longing for a different view.
Where hath gone my joy and wonder?
Where are all my skies of blue?
Lord, have mercy
The way is murky
My soul is weary
My song’s out of tune.
Give me strength when storm clouds thunder
Guide the way when I’m confused
Father, loose the chains that bind me
Draw me close and make me new.
January 3, 2021
He Will Strengthen Us
And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to His eternal glory in Christ, will Himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.1 Peter 5:10
He Lifts Her Head
Hope looks forward
She doesn’t get stuck on today
Hope is confident
Things won’t always be this way
Hope doesn’t fear
When storm clouds come her way
Hope trusts the Lord
And He lifts her head in the rain.
January 12, 2020
“But you, O Lord, are a shield about me, my glory, and the lifter of my head.”Psalm 3:3
God is Able
And the lifter up of my head – The head, in time of trouble and sorrow is naturally bowed down, as if overpowered with the weight of affliction. See Psalm 35:14 : “I bowed down heavily as one that mourneth for his mother;” Psalm 38:6 : “I am bowed down greatly; I go mourning all the day.” Compare Psalm 42:5; Psalm 44:25; Psalm 57:6; John 19:30. To lift up the head, therefore, or to raise one up, is to relieve his distresses, or to take away his troubles. Such a helper, David says, he had always found God to be, and he looks to him as one who is able to help him still. That is, he feels that God can so entirely take away his present griefs as to reinstate him in his former happy and honorable condition.Barnes Notes on the Bible
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