Saturday, February 27, 2021

Disappointment's Catalyst

There is no getting around it; life is full of disappointments!
The future as it passes seldom looks like we imagined!
Without utter faith in God, hope is a lost cause!

Disappointment can be as minor as unwanted weather
and fender-benders
and as major as life and death matters!

This life is lavished with beauty (often in the broken),
and happiness (often full of holes)
and little time-outs (often when we least want them)

This is one of my battle-songs 
when things come along
I cannot understand
The first line is 
'Here's my heart, Lord, Speak what is true'
We cannot however, hear what is true unless we
turn to His Word and hide it
in our hearts so we do not sin against Him, 
as we surrender personal opinion and interpretation to

Thy word have I hid in mine heart, 
that I might not sin against thee.
Psalm 119:11

Disappointment does not cater to the hopes and dreams of we 
Weathering, in spite of wishes, the brunt of reality 
What a fete of faith and labour paves the street from here to where 
We shake off the dust of trusting and take off the yoke of prayer 

We are not equipped to carry more than one day at a time 
Worry drains us of The Very Present Help we need to climb 
Where no one can build a barrack that can thwart life’s suffering 
But where faith always has access to the Shelter of God’s Wing 

And to put on the full armour that will fit us for the fight 
On an altar of surrender to the One who paid sin’s price 

Disappointment is most often the unwanted catalyst 
God allows in hopes to soften hearts and rebellion’s clenched fist 
What a fete of hard-fought yielding to the higher, perfect ways 
As we learn to trust the Giver and the keeper of our days 

© Janet Martin 

Psalm 121:5
The LORD is your keeper; 
The LORD is your shade at your right hand.

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