Thursday, December 10, 2015

Comfort for the saints who are under attack


Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution. 2 Timothy 3:12


"Is thy God able?..."
Thou servant of the living God,
Whilst lions round thee roar,
Look up and trust and praise His name,
And all His ways adore;
For even now, in peril dire,
He works to set thee free,
And in a way known but to Him,
Shall thy deliverance be.
Dost wait while lions round thee stand,
Dost wait in gloom, alone?
And looking up above thy head
See but a sealed stone?
Praise in the dark! Yea, praise His Name,
Who trusted thee to see
His mighty power displayed again
For thee, His saint, for thee.
Thou servant of the living God,
Thine but to wait and praise;
The living God, Himself will work,
To Him thine anthem raise.
Though undelivered, thou dost wait,
The God Who works for thee,
When His hour strikes, will with a word,
Set thee for ever free.

-Margaret E. Barber
O Lord, I pray for my dear readers who are under attack right now. When the enemy whispers us; "Is thy God able?..." and tries to weaken our faith and trust to Jesus Christ, O Lord, strengthen us by Thy word. Give us power to refuse despair. Help us to praise Thee even in the dark! Deliver us, save us, and rescue us, Lord, for Thou are our only refuge on this earth. O hear this prayer even now! In Jesus' name. Amen.