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TIME FOR RESPITE

2Cor. 12:9 "And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
10 Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ's sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong."

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A time of respite for my soul,
For I have grown so weary;
Things that were alive for me,
Now, have become dull and dreary.

It's time to put all things aside,
And, on my Father…lean;
To focus on His unfailing Love,
And, from His Word…to glean.

Sometimes, with too much human effort,
We wear the body out;
Now, time to step aside,
Pull back from this man-made drought.

Time for cool refreshing,
This body to restore;
I'll let Him minister to me,
Can't do it by myself…anymore.

If you have grown weary,
Weary in well-doing;
Just step aside…put down your load,
He…your burdens…sharing.

Why do we try so very hard,
To do it by ourselves;
When shall we ever learn…
I can't do it by myself.

Surrender all your efforts,
Stop spinning your wheels;
Take many deep breaths,
Let Him…your body heal.

New life shall spring forth,
Not of ourselves…but Him;
We'll experience…His life,
Giving us new vigor and new vim.

Now, that's the kind of energy,
I need…to complete the task;
The Power of Almighty God,
All…and more than we can ask.

And, ask…we shall do,
While down upon our knees;
We recognize our weakness,
And, to Him…our heart…now pleas.

It's good to see our weakness,
For when we're weak…He is strong;
But, why do we struggle so,
When we knew this…all along?

He always had it planned so,
Knowing we'd need Him;
From the beginning…saw the ending,
That we…by ourselves, would never win.

Thank God for His foresight,
And, always His helping hand;
Once more…refreshed in Him,
We are well-equipped to stand.

Our hearts refreshed…body restored,
Not in our own strength…standing;
But, leaning on those Ever-lasting Arms,
Our God…forever praising!

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Nov. 15, 2000

Aimee Love
(LHG)


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