My soul is weary and my cup is dry
I am so in need of You
Though my righteousness is rags
Your mercies are new
So Lord, come down to me
So my heart can see
How encompassing Your grace can be
My mind is heavy and my days are long
I lift my eyes up in the night
My heart, it weighs me down
But Your burden is light
So Lord, come walk with me
Until my heart believes
All the bounties that Your grace can bring
Holy Spirit, rest upon us Breath of God, touch my soul Come unfailing love of Jesus Rest upon us, rest upon us
The realisation that things aren't the same anymore; that things are but a sad shadow of what they used to be.
And the longing to harken back to a time when things were much simpler; when words didn't have to be over-analysed; when feelings were respected and upheld; when truth and honesty was a given; a time when we could simply just be ourselves.
This morning, my thoughts are on the God who "makes all things new".
Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.
My child, don’t lose sight of common sense and discernment. Hang on to them, for they will refresh your soul. They are like jewels on a necklace. They keep you safe on your way, and your feet will not stumble.
You can go to bed without fear; you will lie down and sleep soundly. You need not be afraid of sudden disaster or the destruction that comes upon the wicked, for the Lord is your security.
He will keep your foot from being caught in a trap.
You say, “I am allowed to do anything”—but not everything is good for you. You say, “I am allowed to do anything”—but not everything is beneficial. Don’t be concerned for your own good but for the good of others.
So you may eat any meat that is sold in the marketplace without raising questions of conscience. For “the earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it.”
If someone who isn’t a believer asks you home for dinner, accept the invitation if you want to. Eat whatever is offered to you without raising questions of conscience. (But suppose someone tells you, “This meat was offered to an idol.” Don’t eat it, out of consideration for the conscience of the one who told you. It might not be a matter of conscience for you, but it is for the other person.) For why should my freedom be limited by what someone else thinks? If I can thank God for the food and enjoy it, why should I be condemned for eating it?
So whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God. Don’t give offense to Jews or Gentiles or the church of God. I, too, try to please everyone in everything I do. I don’t just do what is best for me; I do what is best for others so that many may be saved.
- "The First Letter to the Corinthians", Paul of Tarsus