Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Faith To Be Strong

Today is one of those days. One of those days when getting to Austria and raising support feeling long, difficult and discouraging. I know God is faithful and I know He has carried us this far. But sometimes I feel tired and emotionally drained and getting the last 27% of our support feels overwhelming.

Today I was sitting at a coffee shop and I happened to be listening to an album by Andrew Peterson, just as background music. But suddenly, his lyrics broke through my train of thought and really spoke to me. Today, his prayer is my prayer. And I hope you are encouraged by his words, as well.


GIVE US FAITH TO BE STRONG
By: Andrew Peterson
 
Give us faith to be strong
Father, we are so weak
Our bodies are fragile and weary
As we stagger and stumble to walk where you lead
Give us faith to be strong


Give us faith to be strong
Give us strength to be faithful
This life is not long, but it's hard
Give us grace to go on
Make us willing and able

Lord, give us faith to be strong

Give us peace when we're torn
Mend us up when we break
This flesh can be wounded and shaking
When there's much too much trouble for one heart to take
Give us peace when we're torn

Give us faith to be strong
Give us strength to be faithful
This life is not long, but it's hard
Give us grace to go on
Make us willing and able
Lord, give us faith to be strong

Give us hearts to find hope
Father, we cannot see
How the sorrow we feel can bring freedom
And as hard as we try, Lord, it's hard to believe
So, give us hearts to find hope


Give us faith to be strong
Give us strength to be faithful
This life is not long, but it's hard
Give us grace to go on
Make us willing and able
Lord, give us faith to be strong


Give us peace when we're torn
Give us faith, faith to be strong