Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Strength with the Sunrise

Alarm clock sounds,
Roll out of bed.
Don't know if I can face
the day ahead.

Shower and dress,
Think through my list.
Pull up the shades,
See morning mist.

Ask God for strength,
And He hears my cry.
His peace overwhelms me
As I gaze at the sky.

He brings me...
Strength with the sunrise,
Each passing day.
Light for the journey,
When I can't see the way.
He sends hope every morning
In the sun's bright red rays.
Strength with the sunrise -
And life each new day.

Sit down with my Bible,
Glean from His Word
Courage and insight
As my soul is stirred.

Time spent in prayer
Leaves my soul refreshed.
His abundant grace floods me...
I truly am blessed.

There still seems to be
So much to do,
But in God's great strength
I will make it through.

For He brings...
Strength with the sunrise,
Each passing day.
Light for the journey,
When I can't see the way.
He sends hope every morning
In the sun's bright red rays.
Strength with the sunrise -
And life each new day.


~By Anna Naomi Lofgren
February 17th, 2009~

The sunrise never fails to encourage me. This poem was inspired by the two sunrises pictured in this post that I was able to witness Monday and Tuesday morning. God even gave me a tune to put the chorus to. Maybe someday I'll be able to turn the rest of it into a song...

Of course, there's nothing "magical" about a sunrise. There was no visible sunrise this morning, watch as I might, yet God still gave me strength and joy. However, there is definitely something special about a sunrise. It's a visible reminder that God's mercies are indeed new each morning.

As you've probably noticed by the lack of posting on here, these last two weeks have been quite busy ones. Through it all, however, God's grace has been more than sufficient. I have felt the lack of sleep, but the beautiful view of the sun rising outside of my window has helped me remember to put my focus on my Lord each day. Our God is so Awesome!

What are things that encourage you in the Lord each day?

12 comments:

Surndr said...

wow I thought you were reading my mind for a while, sunrises often seem like the best part of the day these days. (for me)

Jordan Lesko said...

Wow...that was very beautiful!! :)

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Anonymous said...

AWESOME!beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful pictures! They brightened my day! -Jalisa Fox

Miriam Rebekah said...

Gorgeous pictures and a beautiful poem!

Jordan Lesko said...

Sorry for the two comments that were the same haha. My computer was acting strange last night ;)

The Lord has given you an amazing talent! Thanks so much for sharing your poem...very encouraging!

beautifulgraceblog said...

Very nice.

Psalm 143:8

-Maria

The Bantering Bookworm said...

I've been a silent observer at your blog for a while. Your poem and photos were really both really encouraging. I get to see the sunrise on the way to work every day and it Your poem reminds me a lot of Lamentations 3:22-23. Thank you for sharing.

Elisa said...

Those are lovely pictures and poem.
Thanks for sharing them.

Anna said...

That was lovely! Thank you for sharing. :)

Anonymous said...

I am the same way, Anna. I love the mornings! You should put it all to music - it's beautiful! Thank you for sharing! Andrea Kay