when darkness comes

When darkness comes and gloom swirls overhead, I remember your faithfulness.

When words are locked inside and certainty is replaced with doubt, I remember your truth.

When life-energy is dried up by those who don’t understand and compassion is lost, I remember your mercy and grace.

When loneliness in this busy life of mine settles in when I least expect it, I remember your love and steadfastness.

When my heart aches for what I cannot have,

When sorrow replaces joy,

When my deepest longing is to be understood,

I remember…

You know me.

You count me a blessing.

You give me life.


“I love the LORD, because he has heard my voice and my pleas for mercy. Because he inclined his ear to me, therefore I will call on him as long as I live. The snares of death encompassed me; the pangs of Sheol laid hold on me; I suffered distress and anguish. Then I called on the name of the LORD: O LORD, I pray, deliver my soul! Gracious is the LORD, and righteous; our God is merciful. The LORD preserves the simple; when I was brought low, he saved me. Return, O my soul, to your rest; for the LORD has dealt bountifully with you.” Psalm 116:1-7


O Blessed Assurance, may my soul return to Your rest. Amen.

newly purposed,


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