Friday, January 29, 2021

Battening down the Heart-hatches

 

Wisdom prepares for the storm before the storm.



Before the storm grows harsher still 
And tests the arciform of will 
With what seems anything but love 
Thy very perfect love to prove 

Before the harder heartaches press 
Against temporal palaces 
To try its happiness with rains 
To see if anything remains 

Lord, keen the Creature to your care 
The would-be pride to humble prayer 
Equip, through fellowship, this worm 
Bucking surrender’s cruciform 

So when the storm grows harsher still 
And tests the arciform of will 
Then, though life's ills may still increase
Trust will keep us in perfect peace

© Janet Martin

Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, 
whose mind is stayed on thee: 
because he trusteth in thee.
Isa.26:3

Who is wise and understanding among you? 
Let them show it by their good life, 
by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom.
James 3:13

But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all
 pure; 
then peace-loving, 
considerate, 
submissive,
 full of mercy 
and good fruit, 
impartial
 and sincere.
James 3:17

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