But God.

I was beyond repair,
Desperate, with a yearning
That, despite my greatest efforts, could not be satisfied.
My wounds were real,
Although they were not all bleeding,
They caused a pain which could not be denied.

And in my ability to reason,
I found no reason for the chaos;
My answer lasted until another took its place.
The world kept shifting,
Adjusting, readjusting,
I grew weary clearly running a prize-less race.

But God,
He knew me in my weakness,
having known what life is like in flesh and bone,
He showed me mercy, and though I was undeserving,
In His love and boundless kindness chose to call me as His own.

Then it began,
I could see His word was infinitely different
Than the things I had accepted in the finiteness of men.
There is truth!
In His standards I found freedom
Apart from which my slavery to wavering I could not comprehend.

And God,
He sees me as His child,
Having put to death my sin through the righteousness of Christ,
He leads me on, even though I often stumble,
Through His grace I know forgiveness, by His sacrifice I live!

Now I have hope,
It’s an everlasting promise,
It’s not the kind of thing that humans can destroy.
My fear is gone,
With only God as my foundation
I can look forward to an eternity of peace, and rest, and joy….

Where God,
Having fulfilled all His words,
Will be glorified forever by all peoples in that day,
We’ll bless His name, of endless love always reminded
Because we will be serving
the Lamb who was slain.

Copyright BG 2014

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For one reason.

When the wind blows in with its haunting howls,
And I’m falling down,
I can get back up for one reason,
I know you care…

About the things that I never get to say,
About the things that make me who I am,
And all the things I will not do for reasons only you see through.

When the sky caves in and the waters fall,
And they’re rising above my head,
I hold my breath for one reason,
I know you’ll be there…

When my opponents win the games they like to play
When the load is more than I could ever bear,
And I wonder why I’m here when you’ve already made it clear.

You’ve led me by example,
You’ve served the ones you love,
When tested under fire,
You’ve proved enough….

When the earth moves and the clouds are dark,
And I’m dismissed by the crowds with just one glance,
I stand my ground for one reason,
I know you did it, too.

Crédit Nominal

“Where wards are weak and foes encount’ring strong,
    Where mightier do assault than do defend,
The feebler part puts up enforcèd wrong,
    And silent sees that speech could not amend.
Yet higher powers must think, though they repine,
When sun is set, the little stars will shine.”

                                            – Robert Southwell                                                                 

                          [Scorn Not The Least]