August 20, 2012

JOYFUL BELIEF





I choose to joyfully believe in Your provision
I resolutely trust in Your abundant choice for me
You are always generous
You are forever steadily aware and available.

Forgive my outbursts, Lord.
Have mercy on my silent spirals into doubt,
My emotional pendulum
And my (embarrassingly) loud tantrums.
Please help my unbelief!

When I return to You, it is to safety
It is to soft, open, understanding arms
It is a singing,
it is an intimate front porch swing,
it is a cup of tea.
Without a word of condemnation
You make me know the stupidity of my wandering from core truths.

I realize it
and mourn my lack of trust in this Perfect One.
I cry out and pray the space between trust and wavering
will be wider, longer next time.
That gratitude will fill and lengthen the gap
That praises will rush in to rescue
That faith that comes by hearing the Word of God will be fat
That community will be a holy covering and encouragement.

All of these things
Are part of this process called my life.
I hope for that greater glory
As I joyfully believe
In Your most excellent provision.


As we struggle to believe for 3 miracles we need in our family (2 financial for our girls and one healing for Mr. Adventure.)

5 comments:

  1. Love this timely cry - seemingly from my own heart! I join you in this quest!

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  2. Love it. From the way it was written (full of thoughtful similes and metaphors and powerful imagery) to its appropriateness at this time of our family journey.
    Jordan and me also join you in this quest... :)

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