Draw Aside

When pain becomes my offering

with tears and broken sighs;

when the plough I push seems heavy

and the cost feels way too high …

 

I will draw aside from busyness

I will gently close the door

I will lift my hands in surrender

and worship Jesus Christ my Lord.

 

When plans are not unfolding

and promises still unfulfilled;

when I’m weary at the coal face

and I’m waiting for God to build …

 

I will draw aside from self pity

I will gently close the door

I will lift my heart in surrender

and lean on Jesus Christ my Lord.

 

When loneliness gets hold of me

and hurts obscure my view;

when trials crash onto my shore

and answers seem way too few …

 

I will draw aside from heart ache

I will gently close the door

I will lift my life in surrender

and trust in Jesus Christ my Lord.

 

Poem by Vanessa McNamara

Life Start Church, CA

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