Grace-Filled Light (Elfchen Series #33)

Temptation

Lurking nearby

Obeying God’s commandments

Filled with His righteousness

Vanquished

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Darkness

Our fears

Life’s every trouble

Praise the Lord’s goodness

Deliverance

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Light

From God

Through His Son

Defeating sin and death

Salvation

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Deliverance from Troubles

The Bible offers a rich source of thanksgiving, hope, and deliverance as Psalm 107 inspires the text for this poem. 

From Psalm 107:1-2:  “O give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; for His steadfast love endures forever.  Let the redeemed of the Lord say so, those He redeemed from trouble.”

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Thanking our Lord above

Seeing His wondrous deeds

His Holy, steadfast love

All humankind, He leads

 

Overwhelming distress

Crying out to the Lord

Discovering His light

Living by His accord

 

Bringing us from darkness

Satisfying our thirst

Saving us with His light

Loving us, always first

 

Filling endless hunger

Breaking these sinful chains

Reaching out to His light

Trusting God, with the reins

 

Halting all wickedness

Calming all stormy winds

Healing us with His light

Forgiving dark-filled sins

 

Praising our Redeemer

Hearing cries, not ignored

Delivering His light

Giving thanks to our Lord

 

Thanking our Lord above

Seeing His wondrous deeds

His Holy, steadfast love

All humankind, He leads

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From the words of American pastor and Christian author, Charles Swindoll:  “Circumstances occur that could easily crush us.  We can hand the circumstances to God and ask Him to take control or we can roll up our mental sleeves and slug it out.”

God Walks Ahead

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From the words of Moses

Don’t fear, be unafraid

Our Lord will fight for us

Standing firm, comes His aid

 

Protecting evermore

God stands everlasting

Delivers from bondage

His love, full and lasting

 

Sending His Son to earth

Jesus’ footprints cry out

Step in line, follow me

His peace reigns, without doubt

 

Crying out to our Lord

Consumed by life’s furnace

Covered by eagles’ wings

Follow Him with sureness

 

Darkened tomb found empty

Jesus overcoming death

Knowing God’s in control

Stay faithful, with each breath

 

Father always with us

Never forsaking us

His hope, comforting us

Walking ahead of us

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From Exodus 14:13-14:  “But Moses said to the people, ‘Do not be afraid, stand firm, and see the deliverance that the Lord will accomplish for you today; for the Egyptians whom you see today you shall never see again.  The Lord will fight for you, and you have only to keep still.'”

Praying for Deliverance

From Psalm 31:24:  “Be strong, and let your heart take courage, all you who wait for the Lord.”

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Immense weight of the world

Resting on our shoulders

Crying out to our Lord

Pebbles fall like boulders

 

Darkest thoughts undermine

Harshest mental torment

Hidden physical foes

Hopeless, stuck in cement

 

Our Lord hearing, He cares

Listening to whole hearts

Filling with confidence

Piercing conflict, like a dart

 

Forever with our Lord

His refuge, without fuss

His righteousness delivers

Strong fortress, saving us

 

Cities under fearful siege

Virus shadows each street

Lord, lead us and guide us

Your goodness won’t retreat

 

Our Father’s steadfast love

Covers our affliction

Blessed be our Lord God

Faith, hope . . . our conviction

 

Trusting in the Father

Facing vicious disease

Your face shines upon us

We pray upon our knees

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 From Psalm 3:8:  “Deliverance belongs to the Lord; may your blessings be on your people.”

Deliverance

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From Psalm 5:11-12:  “But let all who take refuge in You rejoice; let them ever sing for joy.  Spread Your protection over them, so that those who love Your name may exult in You.  For You bless the righteous, O Lord; You cover them with favor as with a shield.”

Crying out to our Father

Praying, please hear our voices

Facing distress, listen O God

Standing here, our only choice

 

Bringing Holy Deliverance

Saving forsaken sinners

Abounding and steadfast love

Cooling sin, let it simmer

 

Taking a knee before God

Marking truthful paths with hope

Singing a new song, filled with joy

Walking along life’s tightrope

 

Knowing our thoughts, gracious God

Following His faithful love

Helping reconnect life’s dots

Rescuing from sin’s tight glove

 

Conductor shouts “All Aboard”

Covering us with God’s favor

Sending Grace, freely to all

Offering life with a new flavor

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