Cling to God

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Cling tightly to the Lord your God (Joshua 23:8; NLT).

1. Lord,
I’m in the desert.
My faith is dry as dust.
May I, like Jesus, cling to you,
So I don’t lose all trust.

2. Lord,
I’m in the foothills.
My hope is almost gone.
May I, like Jesus, cling to you,
For you, alone, are strong.

3. Lord,
I’m in the mountains.
My love is weak and thin.
May I, like Jesus, cling to you,
Though I’m weighed down by sin.

4. Lord,
I’m in the valley,
The shadowland of death.
May I, like Jesus, cling to you,
As I take my last breath.


1. O God, you are my God; I earnestly search for you. My soul thirsts for you; my whole body longs for you in this parched and weary land where there is no water (Psalm 63:1; NLT).

I trust in God, so why should I be afraid? (Psalm 56:4; NLT).

2. Our bones are dry, our hope is lost (Ezekiel 37:11; NKJV).

If it is possible, let this cup of suffering be taken away from me. Yet I want your will to be done, not mine (Matthew 26:39; NLT).

3. My health may fail, and my spirit may grow weak, but God remains the strength of my heart; he is mine forever (Psalm 73:26; NLT).

I know my transgressions and my sin is always before me (Psalm 51:3; NIV).

4. Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me (Psalm 23:4; KJV).

Then Jesus shouted, “Father, I entrust my spirit into your hands!” And with those words he breathed his last (Luke 23:46; NLT).

6 thoughts on “Cling to God

  • Beautiful prayer Ruth as usual from your blessed pen. I think I did a post a while ago on clinging to God? I just love the idea of clinging to Him; it is for me wrapping both hands around our father for fear of losing contact. To cling you are already close to Him, just like a toddler clinging to a parent’s legs in fear of the unknown stranger. I pray for some relief for you today Ruth.

    • Yes, all we can do is to cling on to God. He is our Heavenly Father, and there is no other way I know of to get through all life brings. This morning I wrote to the priest of another church, asking if there is any way I can meet him for confession. We have no priest at all now, in my parish. If you want to, do please let me know how you are today. May God bless and heal you, Alan XXX

      • I will pray that our Father will provide all you need today. I must be honest with you my dear sister. Even though I have a catholic background on my father’s side, I don’t believe in catholic confession generally. Don’t be mistaken I am not judging anyone Ruth. I have over the years met good catholic friends who love our Lord.
        I am feeling quite a bit better today. I had a bad weekend with lots of pain, due to mismanagement of my wound by someone new. But praise God I am passed that. I may be going onto wound dressing every second day from today, it depends on what my nurse finds. I am frustrated by the continued weakness for everyday tasks, I am used to being able to manage stuff easily. I suppose the whole process is a lesson in humility and patience…haha. I am continually thankful for your prayers Ruth, they are so precious to me. May God bless you richly!

      • Dear Alan, thank you so much for your messages. I’m so sorry you had such a painful time at the weekend, but glad you are beyond that now. If you are promoted to having your dressings changed every other day, this would represent a great step forward. I do understand how hard it is to lack the strength and energy you used to have. I’ve lived with that since 2005, and am slowly, but inexorably. becoming more and more limited as the years go by. I often think of what Saint Paul said about his own experiences of living with suffering and weakness. He was a very wise man, though I used to find him very difficult to appreciate.

        Thank you also for what you wrote so honestly about Catholic confession. I don’t go because I think I need a priest to pronounce forgiveness (otherwise I’d be there all the time!). Rather, I go when a major issue is weighing heavily on my mind and heart. I find that talking things over in complete confidence can be a great relief, helping to me to let go of whatever painful thorns I’ve got stuck on, so I can move forward once more. I wonder if this makes any better sense to you? XXXXX

      • That makes perfect sense Ruth. I feel a bit silly not thinking of the need for good counsel in our lives. I have been there often in the past needing counsel in tough times.

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