Yet Debra Is Always With the Lord

Yet I am always with You.
For we have become one.
Tethered together, we’re bound forever.
United through the blood of the Son.

Yet I am always with You.
For my heart is where You abide.
Your Spirit’s fire feeds on the ashes
Of my surrendering pride.

Yet I am always with You.
I cannot get away.
The highs and lows of emotions
Suddenly a mere call to pray.

Yet I am always with You.
And You take me by surprise.
As I stretch my lead rebelliously
You break me in loving reply.

Yet I am always with You.
For You hem me in.
You dare call me on my misgivings:
You point out this dastardly sin.

Yet I am always with You.
Not as if You tag along.
You are the one, initiating and leading–
You chose my heart for a throne.

Yet I am always with You.
So it will be til the end.
As the world falls to darkness I am at rest
Happy in forgiveness of sin.

Yet I am always with you; you hold me by my right hand.You guide me with your counsel, and afterward you will take me into glory. Whom have I in heaven but you? And earth has nothing I desire besides you. My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. Those who are far from you will perish; you destroy all who are unfaithful to you. But as for me, it is good to be near God. I have made the Sovereign LORD my refuge; I will tell of all your deeds. Psalm 73: 23-28

Initially reading this verse, “Yet I am always with you”, I understandably took it in as if God is the address-or, the “I”. (As in Jesus’ statement in Matthew 28, “And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”) However the thought of this, that I am with God, invited a picture of my hand in His. And practically speaking, we have to put our hand in His to walk on in faith.

How much happier we can go along, swinging arms, hand in hand with God, once having freely reached out for that hand of forgiveness and grace…


Hide Me Away

Hide me away
Be a melody in my ear
Oh that every inflection
I would hear.

Hide me away
In the shelter of your wings
Teach me to live
For the important things.

Hide me away
While the world rattles on
Going about business –
Such resounding gongs.

Hide me away
Show me greater means
Feed my hope
Of what faith can bring.

Hide me away
I’m soul-tired, quite weary
Only You can replenish
Oh please hear my query!

Hide me away
Take me to higher places
Ensure no way back
To the valley of the faithless.

Hide me away
I will wait for You patiently
Knowing You have
Much much more for me.