Prayer, suffering, life, courage, help, bear, illness, mental, physical,

I’m a broken reed

 

Lord, 

I’m a broken reed,
A smoking flame,

But you won’t crush me,
Snuff me out, or maim.

Please show me the place 
Where sparrows build their nests,

Close to your altar, Lord,
Where I may rest.
 

References

God […] knows the secrets of every heart (Psalm 44:21; NLT).

O Lord, you have examined my heart and know everything about me (Psalm 139:1; NLT).

He will not crush the weakest reed or put out a flickering candle (Isaiah 42:3; NLT).

A bruised reed he will not break, and a smouldering wick he will not snuff out (Isaiah 42:3; NIV). 

Even the sparrow finds a home, and the swallow builds her nest and raises her young at a place near your altar (Psalm 84:3; NLT).

Then Jesus said, “Come to me all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28; NLT).

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Personal growth, faith, prayer, contemplation, love, oneness,

One with you

Whoever is united with the Lord is one with him in spirit (1 Corinthians 6:17; NIV).

There is one Lord […] who is over all and in all and living through all (Ephesians 4:5-6; NLT).

The dust returns to the ground it came from, and the spirit returns to God who gave it (Ecclesiastes 12:7; NIV).

Nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God (Romans 8:39; NLT).

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When I close my eyes 
I’m one with you, Lord,

And when I open them,
I’m one with you.

When I go to sleep 
I’m one with you, Lord,

And when I wake up
I am one with you.

When I’m walking
I am one with you, Lord,

And when I’m resting
I am one with you.

When I’m silent
I am one with you, Lord,

And when I pray aloud
I’m one with you;

So, as long as I’m alive
I’m one with you, Lord,

And when I die
I’ll still be one with you.

 

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I’m empty

No one can receive anything unless God gives it from heaven (John 3:27; NLT).

God gives rest to his loved ones (Psalm 127:2; NLT).

God gives […] joy to those who please him (Ecclesiastes 2:26; NLT).

You will also share in the comfort God gives us (2 Corinthians 1:7; NLT).

He loves us with unfailing love (Psalm 117:2; NLT).

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I’m empty, Lord –
Restore my bones
With rest.

I’m empty, Lord –
Relieve my mind
With joy.

I’m empty, Lord –
Revive my heart
With comfort.

I’m empty, Lord –
Refill my soul
With love.

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Trials and sorrows

Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows (John 16:33; NLT).

I am leaving you with a gift – peace of mind and heart (John 14:27; NLT).

You rejoice with a glorious inexpressible joy (1 Peter 1:8; NLT).

Come to me all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest (Matthew 11:28; NLT).

He loves us with unfailing love (Psalm 117:2; NLT).

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I’ve had a lot of trials
In my life, Lord,

But I have peace as well,
For I have you.

I’ve had a lot of sorrows
In my life, Lord,

But I have joy as well,
For I have you.

I’ve had a lot of burdens
In my life, Lord,

But I have rest as well,
For I have you.

I’ve had a lot of heartache
In my life, Lord,

But I have love as well,
For I have you.

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However busy

Wait patiently for the Lord (Psalm 27:14; NLT).

Listen to his voice (Deuteronomy 30:20; NIV).

Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest (Matthew 11:28; NLT).

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Lord God,
However busy life may be,

Please help me
To make time for you each day –

To wait for you,
And listen for your voice,

While resting in your presence
For a while.

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In your presence

When I wake up, you are still with me! (Psalm 139:18; NLT).

I know the Lord is always with me (Psalm 16:8; NLT).

The kingdom of God is within you (Luke 17:21; KJV).

You are the temple of the living God (2 Corinthians 6:16; NLT).

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Lord,

I sleep and wake
In your presence;

Walk and talk
In your presence;

Work and rest
In your presence;

Love and pray
In your presence –

For you
Dwell in my soul

Both night
And day.

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