Morning Time With the Lord

Morning Time With the Lord

Hymn #1048 (Stanzas 3 & 5)

Just as I am, though tossed about
With many a conflict, many a doubt;
Fightings within, and fears without,
O Lamb of God, I come, I come!

Sometimes as we try to come to the Lord, we may feel like a small boat being tossed about in the open sea. In these days, our hearts may be weighed down and burdened with inward conflicts about the things we have lost and are missing during this time of social distancing. There may be doubts about our future and safety or feelings of uncertainty. These are fightings within and fears without. As we draw near to the Lord using this song, the Lord helps us to realize how much of a heavy load we are bearing inside. We can then open to Him and tell Him about these things that are weighing down our heart. In this way we are casting all our anxieties on Him because it matters to the Lord concerning us (1 Peter 5:7). We are, little by little, item by item, being unloaded. Without being unloaded, it is very difficult to really pursue the Lord. This is the Lord’s way of caring for us, so that we can pursue Him with all our heart and strength.

Just as I am, Thou wilt receive,
Wilt welcome, pardon, cleanse, relieve;
Because Thy promise I believe,
O Lamb of God, I come, I come!

In this way, we may be led to stanza 5 in this song. We sense the Lord receives us, welcomes us just as we are. He cares, He cleanses, He relieves us of all that weighs us down. At the same time, we also sense an inward rich supply that causes us to float, to rise, to strengthen us to go on for the day. As we experience the Lord in this way, our appreciation and love for the Lord spontaneously increases. Feel free to thank the Lord and tell the Lord you love Him at this time.

This coming to the Lord, opening to the Lord, touching the Lord, being supplied by the Lord, and enjoyment of the Lord is morning revival.


A Time with the Lord is where we will post tips and hints on how to spend time with the Lord in the morning.