Thursday, March 18, 2010

Our Defender

We have the Lord
our God to help us
and to fight our
battles for us.

II Chronicles 32:8

Oh, how often we thwart God's intervention
on our behalf by taking up our own cause
or by striking a blow in our own defense.

There is a place of stillness that allows
God the opportunity to work for us and gives
us peace. It is a stillness that ceases our
scheming, self-vindication, and the search
for a temporary means to an end through our
own wisdom and judgement. Instead, it lets
God provide an answer, through His unfailing
and faithful love, to the cruel blow we have

May God grant each of us this silent power
and submissive spirit.

~L. B. Cowman~
from: Streams in the Desert