Grieving towards Grace

February 19, 2014 at 1:42 am (Poems, Prayers) (, , , , , )


This is a prayer/poem that comes from so much of the tyranny that losses can “feel” like but often the words just won’t come. There are those who are laid open with the wound of loss…This is for you.

Learning every day how You pull me through the grieving
Of the saying goodbyes and question of why’s
I want to stand up now
And live out loud
Your how

Greaseless joints move through this moment
Uncertain from one moment to the next
Gridlocked and cornered by misconceptions
You reach through and rescue
Impossible – Your motion
I watch quite outside myself
This shell rejects the notion
That something more waits on the horizon

I hear You speak of future glimpses
Set aside and tailor made
Full of the unlikely candidates of smile-like shapes upon my lips again
Empty hands argue with those words
I’m as empty as these hands seem now
The scales all favor Your how

Incredulous and impossible
Next to nothing my thoughts are full
Of questions and constant looks into the past
Involuntary muscles break me fast
Against Your waves
High tide has reckoned with my strength – making graves
Buried and gone are dreams awakened
By the rush of You
By the constant stream
Steady and sure
You flow right through me
Threatening not to undo me
Watching these pieces flow into places
I never gave a chance to have faces
Hell seems a beautiful thing to the undone
Fractures surface on its foundations
Smoothing out the existence of Your Son
Inside of me
Your how

Every answer seems offensive
Every smile shakes my core
Happiness is for the full
Empty arms ask for more

I will await Your chosen moment
And wade through these questions of why
Abide in the presence of Your holy Anchor
Trust doesn’t need why
It only needs now
In the face of all that’s debatable
Scrutiny becomes an enemy with the face of a friend
Its constant drip of voices shout
Yet You invite them in to tune, refine and shake loose
Dreams born in the hidden whispers of doubt
These too bow to You
I don’t know why
But I know they take on clarity
In Your how

Show me now
In these stretched out seemingly eternal seconds
Ticking against the white washed borders of my mind
Show me in the reflections of shadow and doubt
Your how

Grace and peace in Yeshua the Messiah

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