Issues of Life

A Love That Is God-Sustained

Lord, in obedience to You,
I try to love others like myself.
I desire to do what You do.
Show compassion to the weak,
Give bread to the needy,
And hope to the oppressed.
I seek to love as You love Me,
But my self often gets in the way.

I get tired and weary.
I get needy and fussy.
I get annoyed and angry.
I get selfish and moody.
In all my good works and stress,
I am more aware than ever
That I am in need of Your righteousness!
I need Your strength to love…

Lord, I don’t want to give up,
And do what comes naturally.
I desire to be perfect and rise up
To the potential you’ve hidden
In me, through Jesus, my Saviour.
Even He was only able to love
By total surrender to Your nature.
All He did was by the power You gave.

Let me no longer do it my way.
Let me wholly rely on Your Spirit,
Which sustains me each and every day.
In times of weakness, peril and strife,
The only kind of love that can
Change the world and heal the nations
Is found in You, not in any man…
Is sustained by You, and You alone.

Isaiah 40:31 “But those who trust in the LORD will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint”.

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