For far too long I was living
My life my own way
No thought beyond the moment
And scraping through each day
But the misery was building
No more answers could I find
From somewhere someone told me
I had to leave this life behind
And I fell down on my knees and I began to pray:
My most gracious Heavenly Father
I love You with my heart
You knew me from the dawn of time
You know every hidden part
You know how often Iíve stumbled
And how many times Iíve fell
As long as you are near me
All is well
Sometimes, that is all I need to know, Lord. All I need to know is that You are near me. That You are listening. That You are driving this crazy vehicle called life, and that both of Your hands are on the wheel.
Sometimes, I just need to feel Your presence. Just need to be reminded that the arms that I am resting on are Yours.
Sometimes, I just need to see You in something or in some new way to realize that You have not forgotten about me and my present troubles. That You are working even when I donít see the bulldozer moving.
Sometimes the smallest thing or word lets me know that You indeed are there, Lord. Comfort comes to me, Your peace settles within me, and everything is as it should be. Where I am conscious of nothing but You.
Thank You, Lord. Thank You for all the ways that You let me know that You have a handle on all the things that I canít handle. Thank You for that feeling of well being that only You can give my heart in times of trouble. And thank You for deeming me worthy of Your constant presence, Your overwhelming comfort, and Your never ending love.
I Love You, Lord.