Psalm 34:18 – The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.
When pain is ever near, and I just want to give up
When there seems to be no hope anywhere I turn
Lord though I don’t always acknowledge you
I know you are ever near, full of love and concern.
When loneliness engulfs my soul,
Even though friends and family do surround
Strange though it be Lord, You alone do understand
This emptiness, deep, deep within me.
When the future seems gloomy and bleak
And the will to go on seems to increasingly retreat
Lord help me to cling to you in faith and surrender
With my eyes fixed on you, my Rock and my Redeemer.
Help me Lord, to choose to rest in you,
My anchor and my hope. In the midst of despair
As dark and stormy waters I tread
May my gaze forever be on You, O Lighthouse of my soul!