Thoughts for November 2019 from Robin Sharp

At your wit’s end

We’ve all been there at sometime in our lives. The moment when you feel in the depths of despair with no way out. Well here is the solution wonderfully explained by Antoinette Wilson.

Are you standing at Wits’ End Corner, Christian with troubled brow?

Are you thinking of what is before you, and all you are bearing now,

Does all the world seem against you, and you in the battle alone,

Remember at Wits’ End Corner, is where God’s power is shown.

Are you standing at Wits’ End Corner, blinded with wearying pain?

Feeling you cannot endure it, you cannot bear the strain,

Bruised through constant suffering, dizzy and dazed and numb,

Remember at Wits’ End Corner, is where Jesus loves to come.

Are you standing at Wits’ End Corner, your work before you spread?

Or lying begun unfinished, and pressing on, heart and head,

Longing for strength to do it, stretching out trembling hands,

Remember at Wits’ End Corner, the burden bearer stands.

Are you standing at Wits’ End Corner, then you’re just in the very spot,

To learn the wondrous resources, of him who faileth not,

No doubt to a brighter pathway, your footsteps will soon be moved,

But only at Wits’ End Corner, is the “God who is able” proved.

(Antoinette Wilson, 1912).

We find him at our wits’ end, and he is with us at the beginning, through to the end and, of course, in between. Sometimes we think it takes more strength to give it all up to God (willpower to let go) than to keep holding on and suffering with all our might. It’s one of the devil’s tricks to make surrendering to God harder than holding on to your own know how; which we don’t know how to do anyway.

Robin Sharp.