Can grief agree with me?

I thought You had
to save the day
or I would die.
Even if my body didn’t
crumble under the grief
of what I’m going through,
I was sure my heart
would faint.
I am not built for disappointments
or standoffs with evil,
but here You have me.
As my Savior,
You weren’t built for these things
either,
and yet You selflessly
share them with me
everyday,
as long as it takes
for Your redemption
to be made complete
in every secret place
within my heart.

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Show me how Love saves the day

Do I really need to make it out
of what I’m going through
as quickly as possible?
Is salvation only as big
as getting my prayer
answered right away?
I should think
that if
Your hand is with me
and Your heart enlarges me
while You fight for me
in trenches
where I can’t win,
this might be exactly
what amounts to You
saving the day.
Isn’t my life bigger than what happens to me
and what I feel…
isn’t it all really about
You
coming close
to me
every day
to show me
what Love
looks like?

Stay true to your story, Lord

You are my storyteller.
The words You speak
weave the narrative
that plays out around me
in blues and grays.
With purpose and precision
You execute the twists and turns
that set my balance askew,
but set Your truth within my heart.
Though the end is never completely clear,
one thing is sure,
You will always shed beauty on the difficult
by reminding me that You deal
in so much more than I can see!

I still feel broken, but if You’ll take it as my token…

Pain sears my heart, but still…
You’re here.
You aren’t stopping the bad news from coming
my way
but with every cut it makes in my
heart’s armour
there is an incision You use to feed
my soul.
Light pours into me that I could not
live in
this darkness without.
The unsettledness…
all feels too crippling to ever let go its hold
on me.
But in all the insecurity of facing what I
can’t change,
You’re setting my focus on the
binding cords
Your love has wrapped
me in.
You are true in all my trials,
and sometimes
I need uncomfortable pressure like this
to move
me into deeper places than I would go
without it.