my weak times

“He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.
To him who overcomes I will give to eat from the tree of life,
which is in the midst of the Paradise of God.” Revelations 2:7 (NKJV)

How shall I measure my progress, Father above?
The swallowing sea gives my faith an impudent shove.
I wonder in these times if I am seeing Your face,
I wonder how well, or if at all, I am running the race.

Reassurance comes in verses and in prayer
Surely protecting me from the enemy’s lair.
But ever crafty and swift, he knows my weakness.
I feel him near now, Father, to You closer I press.

Then can I turn an unhindered ear?
Come Spirit speak, speak to me clear.
But in my weak times I hardly shall know,
What You, Lord are whispering, whispering so.

Yes in my weak times I feel far away.
Lord all of this world seems to hold sway.
I wonder why I still must endure,
Perfection, I am reminded, in your timing so pure.

So I shall persevere with all of my might,
Penetrated hands remain in my sight.
And thus I’ve become my adversary.
Yet still, to know this, I am surely wary.

Paradise and the Tree of Life,
I will see You Lord, Your love cuts like a knife.
And of my progress and swallowing seas?
I know now, in my weak times, I must return to my knees.

© 2013 Rick Stassi

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4 thoughts on “my weak times

  1. Rick, thank you so much for this. So encouraging.

    “Reassurance comes in verses and in prayer
    Surely protecting me from the enemy’s lair.
    But ever crafty and swift, he knows my weakness.
    I feel him near now, Father, to You closer I press.”

    So true. I have been weary, feeling so targeted in my weakness by that craftiness and swiftness of the enemy, and I know I need to be on my knees. It’s in my weakness, I so often try to seek my own strength, Thankfully, God has shown me over time how futile my self-sufficient strivings are, and how sufficient He is for me. God is faithful. The struggles are temporary, God’s promises are eternal.

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