Sunday, March 13, 2011

What I Need You To Be

O Jesus, be now my Peace
For I am terrified of storms
My knees tremble in weakness
And I fear that I will be torn
My mind fills up with worry
This heart of mine is heavy
Why is my soul so burdened
With a weight that I can’t carry?

O LORD, I know that You’re here
You see that I am so scared
You hear my weary heart cry out
And know I feel so unprepared

O God, be now my Wisdom
I have none of my own
How dare I trust this soul of mine
When sin is all it’s shown?
My heart is desperately wicked
Who can know it but You?
I am foolish and headstrong
So with all I am, I lean on You

O LORD, I know that You’re here
I know you guide my steps
You are sovereign over all
From the heights unto the depths

O Spirit, be now my All in All
I am nothing apart from Thee
I’m selfish and fight against surrender
So triumph over flesh in me
How I yearn for unbroken fellowship
To look and see only You inside
Holy Fire burn away my sin
Be exalted in every aspect of my life

O LORD, I know that You’re here
Your love wraps around my heart
May You increase as I decrease
As You consume my every part


Ashley Slater said...

Seriously, can't tell you enough times how much I love visiting your blog.

It is really helping me to NOT speak any negative works as my Lent sacrifice!

Haley K said...

"So with all I am I lean on you" really touches me. Such a beautiful poem. Thank you so much for sharing Jennifer! You are an inspiring writer :)

Michelle said...


Missy said...

So beautiful. :)

christi said...

beautiful. thank you for sharing.

My Beautiful Life said...

That is lovely, Jennifer. He hears your heart cry. Thank you for sharing a page out of your heart.


melissa said...

Beautiful xo

Jennifer said...

Ashley, thank you so much! You are so sweet! I have been encouraged by your commitment to what you are giving up. It is beautiful.

Haley, that means a lot. I truly appreciate your encouragement.

Michelle, Missy, Christi, & Melissa - thank you!

MBL, Sometimes I get scared to share these pages, but I almost can't help but to do so as well. Thank you.

arielle said...

oh wow...i love this!
you really write your poems/prayers on here :)

SavedthruLove said...

How dare I trust this soul of mine
When sin is all it’s shown?

so so so so so TRUE. Thank you so much . That line, along with many others of course, is so honest and raw. Exactly the type of relationship I BELIEVE GOD desires to have with us. HE doesn't need a bunch of Christians doing things to get right with Him He needs us beating our chests making our claim as the imperfect sinners we are so He can be our righteousness.



Shalyn said...

Jennifer- I love your blog. This was the perfect post for me to read first thing this morning:-) Beautiful- thanks for sharing!

Hannah said...

This is absolutely beautiful and completely needed. Would you mind if I printed it out (giving proper credit to you, of course)? Thank you for writing -- this post was a blessing!

Have a lovely day!

Jhen.Stark said...

AMEN! A beautiful poem and prayer! BEAUTIFUL!

Amy Ekis said...

i love this!

Pearl said...

This put me in tears.
Thank you for sharing.


Consider The Lilies said...

this is absolutely beautiful. Every word of it is amazing. The last line is my favorite though :) oh, and thanks for stopping by my blog!


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