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White Flag

Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. (Matthew 11:28)

At the Foot of the Cross

By:  Marcia Krugh Leaser, Source Unknown

Fearing the battle was over

And I’d already lost the war,

I was tired of trying and failing.

I just couldn’t fight anymore.

So, dragging my battle-scarred body,

I crawled to the foot of the cross.

And I sobbed.  ‘Oh please, Father forgive me.

But I tried…I tried.. and still lost.’

Then the air grew silent around me.

I heard his voice just as clear as the dawn:

‘Oh, My child, though you are tired and weary,

You can’t stop, you have to go on.’

At the foot of the Cross, where I met Him,

At the foot of the Cross, where I met Him,

At the foot of the Cross, where He died,

I felt love, as I knelt in His presence.

I felt hope, as I looked in His eyes.

Then He gathered me lovingly to Him,

As around us God’s light clearly shone.

And together we walked through my lifetime

To heal every wound I had known.

I found bits of my dreams, long forgotten,

And pieces of my life on the floor.

But I watched as He tenderly blessed them,

And my life was worth living once more.

I knew then why I had been losing

I knew why I had not grown.

At the foot of the Cross came the answer:

I’d been fighting the battle alone.

At the foot of the Cross, where I met Him,

At the foot of the Cross, where He died,

Then I knew I could face any challenge

Together–just my Lord and I.

Do you ever get to that place where the only thing left to do is just surrender?  I don’t know where you are at in life or if you even have the strength to raise the white flag of surrender.  However, I do know that God has not left you in the middle of your challenge.  He is walking with you and He’s willing to carry your burden, if you will surrender it to Him at the foot of the cross.  We are not strong enough to carry the weight of our own burdens.

The fact is life can weigh us down by it’s constant demands and the fight we have to be a light in the dark places of this world.  I know each of you have a story of what God is bringing you through and all I can say is, “God will be faithful.”  He will not let you down.  Bring whatever you have on your mind and whoever you have on your heart to the Lord.  He will see things through and He will bring people through in His perfect timing!

Dear Father God, I surrender the things that are on my mind to You.  Also, I surrender the people on my heart to You.  I know You will see things through and You will be faithful to help the people that I love.  I come to the foot of the cross and surrender myself to You once again Lord.  My life, my health, my family, my friends, my everything is in Your hands!

Raising the White Flag of Surrender,

6 replies
  1. Michelle
    Michelle says:

    Hi- It’s great now! Question? How do I follow your blog? I’m used to blogger and haven’t quite yet figured out how to work with wordpress!


    • godisalwaysfaithful
      godisalwaysfaithful says:

      Hi Michelle,

      Thank you for checking back in with me! I’m so glad you want to follow the blog. Here is a link that you can click on and it will take you straight to the place where you can add your email to follow my blog.
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