When I was a child and had an anxious thought,
A loving parent’s presence was the first thing I sought.
When they took me into their arms, I found the very best place to snuggle;
Their loving embrace would relieve me completely of my struggle.
There’s still a child within today that sometimes is unsure;
And turning to our heavenly Father is what makes us be secure.
His arms are open wide for us–He says to cast our cares
Upon Himself, and that’s because great love is what He shares.
Many are the words of faithfulness and comfort He provides;
In His arms of shelter, we find the place where lifelong love abides.
Though I can’t see Him face to face, He says He’ll make my ears
To hear His voice, which will always bear a message to relieve my fears.
“Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you. Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you
with My righteous right hand.”
And if I have a day where it seems like I’m just drifting about,
Perhaps I need to stop and ask the Lord to help me sort things out.
What should I do each moment–each day that would be best?
I know if I stop and listen, I’ll hear a nudge towards the path most blessed.
P. A. Oltrogge
“My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me….”
John 10:27 NASB
“Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you….” James 4:8 NKJV
“He has removed our sins as far from us as the east is from the west. The Lord is like a father to his children, tender and compassionate to those who fear him.” Psalm 103:12-13 NLT
For an insightful series on fellowship with God:
See Faith School, Week 11, “By Faith, Enoch”