Monday, July 7, 2008

Addictions

I received a prayer request the other day. I read the note that came with it, and included the following quote:

"He is Christian but needs the reassurance of Jesus to help him..."

As I read the letter, I realized that even I have problems with 'things' that attempt to ensnare me.

Please pray for my addiction....

"Once more, I don't understand.
I know the fullness of Your hand.
I know that You know all of me--
Why is the answer hard to see?
So many have a thing to say.
So many point me to "The Way."
But I am here upon the Narrow!
This wretched habit, oh, to harrow!!
"It's o.k., nobody knows..."
...and so the fabrication grows.
The counterfeit, this cursed facade!
But You know fully, o my God!

Once more, I do not understand.
But oh, so clear, His guiding hand!
I shall follow it alone
through the settled and unknown.
Forsaken, I know I won't be
far too much love You have for me
and Heaven, it shall be my gain,
no matter what becomes terrain!"

Amen.

Lord, help us all with our addictions...whatever they might be.
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