Save Me, LORD

I have gotten out my boat

I have heard your call

And gone

But LORD,

The wind and waves are fierce.

 

I’m scared in all this

Unknown space

Where nothing feels secure

Where my hands are empty

And my heart so cold.

 

LORD, save me

Reach out Your hand

And hold me tight

Let me know

You’re in this place

In my empty, barren,

Famished place.

 

Gideon,

Asked for a sign

Moses,

Asked for a mouth to speak

Hannah,

Asked for a child to hold

But all they wanted, LORD,

Was to know You here.

 

Here in their desert

Here in their dark and cold

Here in each and every unknown step

Here when they cried in tears:

“Save me, LORD”.

 

Save me, LORD

Save me from each wave

Of unbelief

Save me from the winds and waves

Of fear and shame

Help me to recall,

You’ve never

Ever left my side.

 

Hold me

With Your Sovereign Word

Hold me

In the wind and rain

And trees that sway

Hold me

In Your people,

In those you send my way.

 

LORD, use this

My awful weakness

To glorify Your Name

Take fearful, famished, weary me

Break her LORD and

Multiply as broken bread.

 

Let my deserts be

Your Eden

And my wastelands

The Garden of the Lord

Bring Your rushing,

Cleansing waters Lord

And pour here out on this

My land

It’s tilled and waiting here

For You.

 

My heart and soul are yearning,

LORD

For so much more of You

Here I am

Just as I am

 

Save me, LORD.

 

Mark 2:17 (ESV)

[…] “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. I came not to call the righteous, but sinners.”

 

 

Psalm 138:6 (ESV)

For though the LORD is high, he regards the lowly, but the haughty he knows from afar.

 

Proverbs 3:34 (ESV)

Toward the scorners he is scornful, but to the humble he gives favor. 

 

Proverbs 29:23 (ESV)

One’s pride will bring him low, but he who is lowly in spirit will obtain honor.

 

Matthew 23:12 (ESV)

Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.

 

Luke 1:52 (ESV)

he has brought down the mighty from their thrones land exalted those of humble estate;

 

James 4:6 (ESV)

But he gives more grace. Therefore it says, “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.”

 

Philippians 4: 12-13 (NIV)

12 I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. 13 I can do all this through him who gives me strength.

 

 

 

 

Father, next time the enemy speaks of our struggle in a condescending way. Next time the enemy gives our struggle as a reason for why You couldn’t have called us to step out in faith, remind us that our struggle is in fact Your invitation. Remind us that it in fact highlights our calling as Your children to be transformed into the likeness of Jesus:

 

Philippians 2: 6 – 11 (ESV)

who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped,[b] but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant,[c]being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Therefore [You have] highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, 10 so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth,11 and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to [Your] glory.

Remind us that those accusing us are in need of You as their Savior too: a Savior who sees the weakness and need they too are hiding to “fit in” and “belong”. Help us to see the child of God in them and shine the light of Christ upon them. Help us to turn the other cheek and continue to boast in our weakness to Your glory.

 

Help us to love them in truth and grace, as we humble ourself beneath Your mighty hand. Strengthen us to stand firm in who You are, so that one day, they will remember our witness to Your love and compassion and will turn toward You in their own need to find You faithful.

 

Thank you, Father, for taking us into situations and through physical or mental illnesses where (2 Corinthians 4: 8 – 12): we are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair;  persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. Thank You that we always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body. Thank You that we who are alive are always being given over to death for Jesus’ sake, so that his life may also be revealed in our mortal body. Thank You that death is at work in us, so life is at work in others.

In Jesus’ precious Name, Amen.

 

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