Gratitude floods this heart!
The door closes behind me as I sink to the floor,
If not for You upholding me every step,
Practically carrying me through the door,
Regardless of the storm, the war raging beyond these walls,
You’ve seen me home Your love rolls forevermore.
Trying to understand the hurt, the pain,
To listen when people try to explain,
The words are like physical artillery
Their power and cunning cannot be contained.
The hatred roaring like the buildings burning,
The violence of man’s heart unrestrained.
I want to hear, I want Your will not mine,
But, in the deafening overpowering rage,
Abba I find it hard to hear the softest voice,
We are all to blame for this situation on this page.
Can we ever unite again as people who believe in You?
What we’re reaping is our rightly due wage.
Peace, peace be still, You said
As the waves threatened to overturn the boat,
Be still and know that I am God
In every niche and corner no matter how remote,
May the first stones thump softly to the ground,
May we give them our coats and cloaks.
Patch me up Dear Abba Father,
Send me not to share more anger and hate,
Instead Your never-ending love and hope.
You have me here for a time it’s not mere fate,
Nothing with You is accidental or confused,
Your ways hold no surprising rate.
Christ gave His life’s blood for our sins,
It was not a question of if but when,
From Adam right until now and beyond,
Man has covered fear and guilt with buzzing din,
Justifications to make wrong seem right,
From beginning until the very end.