Thursday, January 5, 2012



Victory can only come 
when I lay down control
when I stop striving and trying
when I see my neediness
when I lean hard and deep into You.

Weakness, struggle, failure
clear the air of the mists of self-reliance.
Through the lens of my neediness
I see how unable I am.

I whisper Your name
You are with me
warming me with Your smile
lifting me up onto Your shoulder.

You fight for me
when I come to You.
You don't want me
to do this on my own. 

The Lord hears His people 
when they call to Him for help.
He rescues them from all their troubles.
The Lord is close to the brokenhearted;
He rescues those whose spirits are crushed.

Psalm 34:17-18

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