~In the Darkness of Night, New Mercies we will Sing~
The joy that I once knew
Is swallowed up by sorrow
As the darkness of night
Blinds my hope for tomorrow.
Weariness has taken up residence
Where my strength to fight once flourished
Though many are at ease all around us
Our comfort and peace have vanished.
Oh Lord, you say that you see
The tears of your sons and daughters
Carrying the heavy laden
Bearing all their sorrows.
To whom else can we run
When the weight of the world crashes ‘round
To what else can we cling
But your promises to be found.
You’re the Father who gives manna
And parts the raging seas
Binding up the brokenhearted
Giving strength to feeble knees.
You’re with us in the waiting
When confusion and pain abound
Where earthly hopes have faded
Only the sweetness of your presence to be found.
May the light of your goodness
Burst through the darkness
Giving strength to the weary
And hope to the hopeless.
Though the night may be long
Our broken selves we will bring
Trusting the day is coming
When new mercies we will sing.
Published by Sarah Walton
I'm a stay-at-home mom of 4 kids under 14 and have been continually learning in deeper ways what it means to follow Jesus Christ - no matter the cost. I'm the co-author or Hope When It Hurts: Biblical Reflections to Help Your Grasp God's Purpose in Your Suffering, Together Through the Storms: Biblical Encouragements For Your Marriage When Life Hurts, and a forthcoming evangelistic book on God's compassion and mercy in our sufferings (April 2022).
My husband and I have been given the unique calling of raising a child with some very challenging needs, as well as 5 of us battling Lyme Disease. Some days, it seems as though the burdens that we carry will destroy our family. However, as we seek Christ and learn to lean on Him through every struggle, we are being strengthened, molded, and learning to be more satisfied in him alone. I am learning deep truth's of God's Word and hope to encourage and challenge others through what He has been teaching my family and me through this valley. May he alone be glorified in and through my words.
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Beautifully expressed Sarah. Thank you. May our Heavenly Father be your refuge and your fortress.
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