A D V E N T 2 0 1 3: D E V O T I O N S T O O U R G O D I N T H E M A N G E R
Week 3 Redeemed
Redeemed, Help my Faith
I believe, I believe, I believe,
I believe, and yet:
Help my unbelief today.
How can it be?
Redeemed and healed, I am often filled with joy,
Where does this unbelief come from? Where was it hidden?
Was it hidden at all?
When this faith becomes doubtful of itself,
it stands in temptation again,
as it was in the beginning, in the edge of the garden.
Fragile in our faith, we are sorely tested
God’s love—his grace—in Jesus that saves us.
It is our faith that takes us there to gaze on Jesus,
To grab hold of His grace, His forgiveness, His empowerment;
Lord, I ride my faith to return to your power.
My faith is in a great, great God.
Yet my faith can be so small;
Help me Lord. Redeem me anew.
© Tom Bolton, December 12, 2012, Milwaukee
Revised for Advent 2013
- Devotions to Our God in the Manger: In Guilt, Clad (tbolto.wordpress.com)
- Devotions to Our God in the Manger: A Knock (tbolto.wordpress.com)
- Devotions to Our God in the Manger: Sinless Guilt (tbolto.wordpress.com)