There are times
when the Lord must strip all of us down
have no hope in ourselves,
in our income,
in our future
our health, no hope of ever
any more hope in His promises.
I’ve found that His
vows are completely trustworthy….
time…. But my understanding of His Time
is so limited –
it seems I’m so blind……
It seems that the
Lord has been stripping me, once again,
way down to nothing. The addition onto
our home is stalled.
disharmony with my wife….
business income is down, way down.
There isn’t enough
income from those who owe me so much
the phone bill, let alone the others….
And each time I ask
Him what He wants me to do,
cries of desperation reach His ears He
telling me “Trust and obey, for
there’s no other way
to be happy in
Jesus, but to Trust and Obey!
Then He reminds me
that the Lord Himself was stripped of
Stripped of his friends, His clothes,
and then beaten
to a bloody pulp before
was stripped of life itself.
He drank in full
the cup the Father had given to Him…..
BUT – His life and
His kingdom were rightly restored…. In
time, in His time, He makes all things
beautiful in His time.
So, for today, when
I’m feeling crushed by the business
Disheartened by the “successful”
manipulation and deceit of others
dismayed at the lack of truth and
justice in our courts…
find myself at the point where I no
longer want to continue the fight
Midst the storms
seem to be overwhelming my small boat,
I come back to the
only hope I have left, that
understands, because HE has been down
this road before….
He was stripped
of everything too….in His time.
He overcame and has promised that He
WILL be with me
I will once again
pick up my cross and follow Him.
knows the tears. He knows my anxious
My issues fade
from significance….. He has already won
And like a sleeping
toddler in His arms, I can fall asleep
in total security.