Oh how the enemy robs me
When I fail to yield to God’s will
When I want what I want…in my timing
Unwilling to wait upon the Lord
When I plan my ways according to my will
But the Lord directs my steps elsewhere
Then anxiety fills my heart and mind
The peace of God evades me
When I try to manipulate circumstances
Unwilling to admit they are far beyond my control
When I stand in judgment of people
Who just don’t cooperate and mess up my plans
Then frustration and anger reigns
Consumes my every thought
When I don’t trust that God is good
Unless He answers my prayers in the manner I deem best
When my prayers are orders
Instead of a humble petition to omnipotent God
Then I raise myself up
In place of God
Oh Lord, give me the mind of Christ
Help me to die to self daily, pick up my cross and follow You
Put me in the refiner’s fire
Consume any wicked way that remains in me
Help me to wait upon You Lord
With confident assurance all Your ways are good
Susan Bunts Wachtel
February 26, 2010
Recently I was reminded of a time in my life…when I wasn’t yielded to God’s will. Some of that struggle went on after I became a Christian. Praise God…He keeps on whittling away at my sinfulness and conforming me into the image and likeness of Christ. It’s an ongoing work this side of heaven.
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Nicely written poem. I'm so glad He doesn't give up on us!