Closer to You


It’s a new day, what comes my way,
What do You have in store for me?
Blue skies or rain, great joy or pain,
What do You have in store?

Every morning mercies are new,
Living one day closer to You.

Lord, draw me nearer every day,
Draw me closer to You,
Show me the way,
Show me the way,
Draw me closer to You.

When all seems wrong, I’m not alone,
You are there in mercy and love,
Though my heart aches, Your grace shapes me,
For I am in Your love.

Take me, change me, teach me,
Guide me, and correct me,
Draw me closer to You.

Behind the lines

(Lamentations 3:21-41 ESV)

But this I call to mind, and therefore I have hope: The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.

“The LORD is my portion,” says my soul, “therefore I will hope in him.” The LORD is good to those who wait for him, to the soul who seeks him.

It is good that one should wait quietly for the salvation of the LORD. It is good for a man that he bear the yoke in his youth. Let him sit alone in silence when it is laid on him; let him put his mouth in the dust—there may yet be hope; let him give his cheek to the one who strikes, and let him be filled with insults.

For the Lord will not cast off forever, but, though he cause grief, he will have compassion according to the abundance of his steadfast love; for he does not afflict from his heart or grieve the children of men. To crush underfoot all the prisoners of the earth, to deny a man justice in the presence of the Most High, to subvert a man in his lawsuit, the Lord does not approve.

Who has spoken and it came to pass, unless the Lord has commanded it? Is it not from the mouth of the Most High that good and bad come? Why should a living man complain, a man, about the punishment of his sins?

Let us test and examine our ways, and return to the LORD!  Let us lift up our hearts and hands to God in heaven.


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