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Take My Faith
1/12/2019 5:17:00 AM by: Tyler Robertson

Proverbs 18:24 (NIV) – A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who stays closer than a brother.

Popularity is a fickle mistress.  She comes and goes quickly. Sometimes in the night she steals away or may just leave you right before your eyes.  Much can come to ruin with “friends”.  We all desire to be loved, even those who say they don’t care. If you look at their eyes, you will know who they rely on.

Man (myself included) has a track record a billion miles long of letting God down.  Time and again we stumble, we walk away, we curse, we lie, and the list goes on.  Yet God doesn’t leave us alone or forsake us.  He promised that.  Even unto the end of the age.

I will speak for myself and say that as much as I long for a continued, deep relationship with the Lord, sometimes I want the company of my fellow man.  God allows this and brings into our paths men and women that, in our moments of weakness and darkness, seem to pull us to our feet and get us through the mire.  That is the Grace of God.  In my experience, these men and women demonstrate faith and its seems that when I can’t muster any of my own, their complete confidence in the Lord bolsters my resolve.

I was given the below psalm as a cry of my heart to be that kind of husband, father, brother and mentor to others.  Yet even when I may fail, Jesus fulfills every single promise.  Keep your eyes on Him and in the darkness you will see the Light.  

Oh my loves, I hear your ups and downs.

I will walk beside you as the fire rains around.

As your dreams seem to lick with the flames

And the ash floats on the air, I will have the faith to cover you.

 

He is your Shepherd and I am your brother and sister.

He leads you and I am step for step with you.

When your faith wanes with the setting sun,

My faith will lift you on the rays of the moon.

 

Stumble and fall, lay down and crawl.

I will be in the trenches with you.

The Rock gives us steps

I will give you my hand to lift you up.

 

Your faith will get you everywhere.

When you seem to run low I have some for you.

I give it to you freely to give you a new breath.

I promise my faith will see us both through.

 

I have shed blood and shed my tears

With every hurt you’ve taken.

I give you my faith to hold your bandages

And bring a transfusion of His loving Grace.

 

You won’t walk down dark halls without me.

You won’t leap without me to catch you.

He builds our faith and He builds our lives

Without faith we have no hope to please Him.

 

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