Thursday, January 21, 2010

Grace for the New Year

Lord, I cannot find the way alone. "As I journey through this vale of sorrow, the way seems so strange and unknown; Lord, I need a helping hand to borrow, For I cannot find the way alone."   -Albert E. Brumley

Woman grown that I am, I still am like a child. I need God to direct my steps and hold my hand. I do not want to be without His companionship and fellowship.

The Road Ahead
My Lord,
God,
I have no idea where I am going.
I do not see the road ahead of me.
I cannot know for certain where it will end.

Nor do I really know myself,
and the fact that I think I am following Your will
does not mean that I am actually doing so.
But I believe that the desire
to please You
does in fact
Please You.
And I hope I have that desire
in all that I am doing.

I hope that I will never do anything apart from that desire.
And I know that if I do this,
You will lead me by the right road,
though I may know nothing about it.

Therefore will I trust You always
though I may seem to be lost
in the shadow of death.

I will not fear
for You are ever with me,

and You will never leave me to face my perils alone.
-Thomas Merton, 1915-1968








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