Wednesday, June 18, 2014

The Certainty of Uncertainty


We stand upon the brink of impending uncertainty
The Unknown trembles with the weight of what is yet to be
Dear God, without your Presence dawn would be a fearful dread
For who but You can fully see the miles that lie ahead?

The certainty of life’s uncertainty would be a noose
And hope without Sure Hope would be a vague and cheerless ruse
Comfort-shaped words would wallow and desire’s hoax would snuff
The laughter from our lips if Uncertainty were enough

There is no certainty but One, Jehovah, our God reigns
We are not doomed to cower in Uncertainty’s dire chains
The certainty of life’s uncertainty is but a wraith
A delicate proposal drawing us to fear or faith

Oh Lord, our God the Certainty of You is all we need
Though we are prone to place our trust in what the eye perceives
Remind us as the certainty of uncertainty looms
You care for us; did you not say, ‘consider now the blooms’?

© Janet Martin

I turned the news on because it’s good to be informed, then I turned it off because it is wracked with uncertainty…

Do Not Be Anxious

 “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?  Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?  And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life?  And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.  But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?  Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’  For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all.  But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

 “Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

 Matt. 6:25-34

Message on overcoming discouragement 

1 comment:

  1. The news can be so disturbing,
    Your poetry brings solace.
    Thank you, Janet


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