Sunday, February 26, 2012

Jesus, Draw Me Ever Nearer

I have been burdened in recent months over the various trials and tribulations that several of my friends are dealing with. God has seen fit to allow people I love to travel on some very difficult roads. Though I myself am not in the middle of the storm, my heart aches for those who are. I awake in the night with a heaviness on my heart. I have been praying and begging God to draw my loved ones to Himself that He might be glorified and that they might find peace in the battle.

Yesterday I was listening to Kristyn Getty sing Jesus, Draw Me Ever Nearer. In tears, I sang too.
This is my prayer for those in the storm:

Jesus draw me ever nearer
As I labour through the storm.
You have called me to this passage,
and I'll follow, though I'm worn.

May this journey bring a blessing,
May I rise on wings of faith;
And at the end of my heart's testing,
With Your likeness let me wake.

Jesus guide me through the tempest;
Keep my spirit staid and sure.
When the midnight meets the morning,
Let me love You even more.

Let the treasures of the trial
Form within me as I go -
And at the end of this long passage,
Let me leave them at Your throne.

Click on this link to listen to the song and be blessed.


Janeen said...

Thank you Kelly~ what a beautiful reminder!!

Our Family said...

Love that song.

Alicia said...

Such a powerful song! Love the lines at the end . . . the picture of leaving our treasures from the trial at God's throne as an offering of worship is just amazing!