I have a tendency to overthink, trying to fix or figure out everything on my own. I am not that smart or that strong. I will never be able to carry the burdens and trials of my life alone and I really do not want to; it is so much easier to lean on the Lord and to rest in His strength and ability.
Peace in the Gloom
by Brenda Drake
Sometimes my eyes are clouded; circumstances block the sun,
And I find I am full of doubt and fear become.
My heart is weighed down and depressed,
And negative seems to be what I confess.
Dark shadows loom, and evil taunts fill the air,
And of all life’s dangers I am so aware.
I cannot help another in this terrible state I know,
So Lord I ask for You to be in control.
I admit my sin of worry and anxiety,
I need and request help to Your way see.
The day may still be dark and overcast the same,
But I am able to envision things differently, my faith reclaimed.
When I lay down my burdens at the foot of the cross,
Fear and worry’s threats are lost.
I am visited with the sure wondrous provision of peace,
The sunshine within is increased.
I thank You Lord for allowing songs of praise to touch my lips,
And for giving me the strength to the enemy’s taunts of gloom resist.
Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.