Tag Archive | absolute surrender

From the Cottage-by-the-Sea #5, 06/01/2021

O Abba!

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.



Prayer for this Day


Abba Father,
My friends, this worlds humanity,
All who suffer are hurting deeply,
Physically, emotionally, spiritually we’re ill,
Some know addiction, fear, hate and anger still.
There’s COVID-19 and much uncertainty,
Vaccines, economic turmoil, freedom threatened,
O such physical, heart, soul felt sicknesses,
Heal us please Lord, if it is Your will.

Lord, people are
Trying to hold to You in all circumstances,
As basic kindness fades and evil appears to have control,
Throughout this world all lives abruptly change,
Lights are hidden beneath bushels flicker and wane.
Evil appears triumph, fighting for control of us all.
We have wasted opportunity in our history,
Now we are facing the consequences
Is it to late, will You save us Mighty God?
We know Your mercy is in range.


From the Cottage by the Sea 11/14/14 at 2:39 a.m.


Abba Father;
Read a line in a devotional Lord
“my acknowledgement of my need for You is a”profound strength”.
During days I cling to You without ceasing
I see myself as weak…broken…frail
Yet, You tell me I’m wrong.
That merely admitting I need You produces a sweet song.

I’m also reminded You reign Supreme with no aid from me
Everywhere in everything You’re there in Sovereignty
It’s hard when I lose my way
Because I take my eyes from You
Focusing on the path and not You.

Surrendering myself with absoluteness
Truly turning each burden over
What could a God supreme in sovereignty accomplish?
Will I ever know You perfectly?
Will I see a time I surrender all
And don’t take it back again because I fall?

Such a life wholly given to You
Will it ever be possible for me?
Everytime I falter lift me up, Lord.
When the cup is bitter and darkness surrounds
Lift the cup to my lips and may morning bloom
With You making note I have not gone.
d.f.a.v. 11 / 1 3/14