A Prayer of Trust in Busyness

Motion blur traffic in city

“As for me, I am like a green olive tree
in the house of God;
my trust is in the tender mercy of God
for ever and ever.” (Psalm 52:9, Coverdale)

Only You do I trust, my God,
to be my refuge and strength—only You.
Only You do I trust, my God,
to bring me comfort and peace—only You.

All round me whirls the busyness
of a raging world and my tumbling life.
People come and go—kind and unkind, gracious and bitter
—but You alone, my God, are ever true and constant.

As the dawn shatters the pane of night’s darkness,
so shatter the veil of troubles around me—glorious.
As the tree roots slowly sink deep and strong in the soil,
so slowly grow me in Your grace and truth—rooted.

Only You do I trust, my God,
to guide my path and relieve my heart—only You.

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