17.7.23: To hold a cross

My night cross.

After a very demanding day on Saturday, plus a migraine, I slept late yesterday. The migraine continued, so I really didn’t expect to receive a prayer, but God can always surprise me:

The message of the cross is foolish to those who are headed for destruction! But we who are being saved know it is the very power of God.
(1 Corinthians 1:18; NLT). 

1. Just to hold a cross, Lord,
Is to pray,

2. Knowing you are with me
Night and day,

3. Living all around me
And within:

4. I’m safe, Lord, in the shadow
Of your wing. 

How precious is your unfailing love, O God!
All humanity finds shelter in the shadow of your wings.
(Psalm 36:7; NLT).


Verse 1:
🔻 Take up your cross daily, and follow me (Luke 9:23; NLT).
🔻Pray continually (1 Thessalonians 5:17; NIV).

Verse 2:
🔻 When I wake up, you are still with me (Psalm 139:18; NLT).
🔻 Nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord (Romans 8:39; NLT).
🔻 Yea, 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).

Verse 3:
🔻 You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance (Psalm 327, NIV).
🔻 There is…one God and Father, who is over all and in all and living through all (Ephesians 4:5-6; NLT).
🔻 The kingdom of God is within you (Luke 17:21; KJV).
🔻 Christ lives within you (Romans 8:10; NLT).
🔻 The Spirit of God, who raised Jesus from the dead, lives in you (Romans 8:11; NLT).

Verse 4:
🔻 Let me live forever in your sanctuary, safe beneath the shelter of your wings! Ps 61 4 nlt
🔻 He will cover you with his feathers. He will shelter you with his wings (Psalm 91:4; NLT).
🔻 Because you are my helper, I sing for joy in the shadow of your wings (Psalm 63:7; NLT).
🔻 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones God’s messengers! How often I have wanted to gather your children together as a hen protects her chicks beneath her wings, but you wouldn’t let me (Luke 13:34; NLT).

3 thoughts on “17.7.23: To hold a cross

  • To know God is carrying all of us by holding on to his right hand is sufficient for me. What more do we want?

    • I’m so sorry – It’s been such a dreadful week that I failed to see your lovely message. Yes, no matter what happens, and no matter how we are, God carries us every step of the way in His hand. We lack nothing XXXXXX

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