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Topic: River (08/31/06)
TITLE: Modern-Day Joshua
By Karri Compton
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Deep with harsh waters that will not be moved.
Nowhere to turn, I hang my head
And succumb to all-encompassing dread.
Why Lord, did you bring me here
Only to leave me swallowed by fear?
The river is deep and wide and long
The currents here are swift and strong.
How am I to navigate
This watery barrier so great?
“You, dear child, are not alone;
Do you not realize I’ve shown
That I’m with you every day
Giving strength along the way?
Always remember I’m the One
Who brings good from all you’ve done
And sets your feet upon straight ways
Who guards and guides you all your days.
Look how freeing it can be
To put your trust only in Me.
When Israel stood on Jordan’s bank
The priests in front, the rest in rank
With ark before them on that day
I pushed the river’s flow away.
My presence there had surely proved
The flood-staged body could be moved.
Guided only by My hand
I let them cross on driest land
So they would trust me evermore
And know the power of the Lord.”
If only I could really trust;
I know to overcome, I must
Believe Your presence is with me
And then Your hand at work I’ll see
Making straight paths for my feet
And drawing me to friendship sweet.
Lord, You’ve shown Your faithfulness;
If I obey, then You will bless
And bring me through the river wide
To safety on the other side.
(Inspired by Joshua 3 and 4)
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