Clarity in Chaos
Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD has risen upon you. For behold, darkness shall cover the earth, and thick darkness the peoples; but the LORD will arise upon you, and his glory will be seen upon you.
No matter how hard the circumstances and trials of life try to shape and potter you, may you allow God to continually shape and potter you into the image of Christ, so that you can be all that he made you to be.
May your focus be taken off of every storm and fixed on Jesus and his victory that he shares with you as you believe and cling to him. May this poem below cause truth to be stirred in you.
At times it feels there is such a fog, even a dark thick cloud
From fears to feelings to words that’ve been said, it all seems so loud
It wants to linger and pour down dark rain
It wants me to be soaked in all its misery and pain
It’s like an army encamped against me taking shots on every side
In unexpected moments, attacks come from far and wide
To clam up and lock down is always tempting me
Or to turn around and yield to God, and from temptation flee
To remember I’m not a victim but have the overcoming victory
To remember I’m not a slave anymore, to be bound to this disease
I’m a child of God who’s been redeemed, and by Jesus’ blood I am at peace
I am set free
I am complete
I am not lacking anything
I am equipped, I am empowered to crush temptation at any hour
I burn with fire from God’s love inside,
And I destroy the works of the devil as in you I live and abide
What joy to know I’m not in chains
What relief to know I’m not enslaved to the old way
What promise to see him look at me and say
I’ve taken off all of sins reigns
I’ve replaced your wardrobe with a garment of praise
As you wear and walk in it, an endless and living “hallelujah” you will raise.
And it will ascend to my glorious praise…
Forever and ever… for eternal days
So when darkness clouds, and sin crouches ready
I Remember who the victor is, and I stand firm and steady
Nothing can claim me or take me away,
As I know I am his, and in him I’ll stay.
And since I’m forever his, I’m forever free
Free to be who he made me to be
Indeed I can live and let others see
That it’s always only Christ reigning in me