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Faith & Fear

How strange this mix of fear and faith,
When foundations are shaken,
And anchors disappear like water on sand.

Ah, what torment, what anguish,
what disappointment!
“Help lord.Please help”, the midnight cry repeats
Suddenly, I remember your word-
Your arms are not too short to rescue,
Nor your ears deaf to hear.

Faith will triumph over fear, again,
For my God always comes through-
Yes, He always does.
His every promise is “yes”.

Dominic Ahiaga-Dagbui, July 2013

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It’s a dare, creation!

The heavens proclaim
the glory of God;
The skies declare his majesty and power.
Day after day, night after night,
they make him known.

Without a voice,
or word,
yet their message goes out to all the earth.
This is creation pointing to its maker

I am wonderfully and fearfully made!
I am the crown of God’s creation,
Apple of His eye,
With voice,
and word!
I too, will point to my maker.
I must, I will bring him praise all my days
No rock will cry out in my place.

Lets see who praises loudest, creation.
It’s a dare!

Dominic Ahiaga-Dagbui, © 2013

Midnight Ponder

You spoke the stars into existence;
You know their number,
and call each by name!
The sun, You made to shine by day,
the moon, by night.
The whole universe You skilfully crafted-
a theatre of your glory and power.
O how great You are!

How small I am!
Weak. Fickle.
Proud. Unbelieving. Selfish.
Here now
But like a flower,
Blossom. Wither. Fall. Gone.
Such are the days appointed to me.

Yet, like the stars,
You know me by name;
And care for my every need.
The glory of heaven,
You gave up for me.
How wonderful the thought,
That You, who is Lord of creation,
And centre of Heaven’s praise,
Could make a home in this poor heart of mine.

Lord, help my weak, fickle,
Proud, Unbelieving and Selfish heart.
May Your life be repeated in mine.

Dominic Ahiaga-Dagbui © 2013

Treasures of Darkness

“Within the depths of
His darkest clouds
God often seems to bury His
richest treasures –
silver streaks of growth,
sterling faith,
precious, gleaming truths –
for His children.

Has a dense cloud of doubt, pain,
loss, trouble, frustration, or loneliness
settled over you, dear one?
Search out the treasures of darkness!
The riches of your heavenly Father hide there –
with your name engraved in silver!
growing in closeness to God.”

Taken from “Sunshine and Storms” by Susun Lenzkes, 2012

Reflecting God’s Glory

“The moon has no glory of its own except that which it receives from the dazzling sun. And so are we! We will know no true and lasting glory until we turn to the Sun of Righteousness, the Sun of our souls to receive grace to do that which we were first fashioned to do- reflect the glory of the Lord”
-Dominic Ahiaga-Dagbui

Every Blessing
Word of Hope Ministries

Begone Unbelief

Begone, unbelief; my Saviour is near,
And for my relief will surely appear;
By prayer let me wrestle, and He will perform;
With Christ in the vessel, I smile at the storm.

Though dark be my way, since He is my guide,
‘Tis mine to obey, ’tis His to provide…

His love in time past forbids me to think
He’ll leave me at last in trouble to sink;

Why should I complain of want or distress,
Temptation or pain? He told me no less;
The heirs of salvation, I know from His Word,
Through much tribulation must follow their Lord.

Since all that I meet shall work for my good,
The bitter is sweet, the medicine, food;
Though painful at present, ’twill cease before long;
And then, O how pleasant the conqueror’s song.

~ John Newton, 1779

Every blessing…with prayer.
Word of Hope Ministries

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