Rough Waters

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by Shannon McLatchey Balloon

“Rough Waters,” read by Shannon McLatchey Balloon.

Jesus, be with me.

When the waters of friendship
grow rough.
When the waves of school
crash hard.
And when the world
asks for too much.

Jesus, hold me tight.

When someone I love
is mean.
When I’m tired
but can’t find sleep.
And when lies
swarm likes flies.

Jesus, be my guide.

When clouds
cover my eyes.
When the path I’m on
is winding.
And when choices
seem hard.

Jesus, carry me.

When the world
is closing in.
When I don’t know
what to do.
And I feel like
giving up.


Read about Shannon McLatchey Balloon here.


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