The Lesson of Ailing

October 30, 2013 at 1:07 am (Poems)


In sickness the soul begins to dress itself for immortality. First it unties the strings of vanity that made its upper garments cleave to the world and sit uneasy. ~ Jeremy Taylor

I awake in pain
The breath in my lungs cry out
Burning within, burning without
Illusions that peace has left surround
A sickness was sent
How would You have me receive her?
Undressing, and exposure sings my lessons
I listen, You are here too!
Jobs friends begin to hound me now.
If only…you hadn’t, would’ve….
A timeless refrain of earn and reward knocks at the door of my mind.
HOLD!! These thoughts captive my God…send them to the pigs!
Sickness is a blessing, else You would not send such.

I listen, I wait
Shaking in the ache
I praise.
Pain unfolds
Fever wraps its arms around me
Pounding head
Nose and lungs strain
Reaching, reaching for You – anew

Worship refines with each pain racked minute
Yes, I hear the new notes of gladness.
Write them down, turn them to sound…He is singing over me!
My Beloved heals where no one can tread.
Cloaked in murky water, rooted in each nerve
The pain is song and voice and verb!
When my pain begins to praise you
Then I know its purpose
I lay down and rest
And let You sing through me!


Grace and peace in Yeshua the Messiah ❤

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