Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Clarity


My day is blurry because I am fixated on me,
the way my day was meant to carry on,
and the people who made it go wrong--
so wrong

And I can stew and steam over those things
and I can convince myself that it feels good
to focus on me and the way I have been wronged,
But I am askew.

And what is "wrong"? And who
can be hurt? And it's up to me to
decide if I will be distressed, isn't it
or if I will respond instead with hope?

And before I know it, the day is done
and I have missed it.
I have botched the beauty of today
because I could not let the unjust fly free.

How can that be? I am made in the
image of the Creator and yet I feel
stuck in the mire. I plead for
my feet to get back on the rock.

So I try. At least I strive
and I pray and anticipate
That clarity comes in like a wave
and the center is in Him as it should be

and I am but a woman,
going about my day
aching over these hard lessons
but thanking God that...


I see beauty once again.

holy experience








9 comments:

theporterfields said...

Jen, you always speak right to my heart! I just love you my friend! Thank you for being so real and encouraging in our daily walk. God's light shines brightly through you. ":o)

Amy Danielle said...

The line about responding with hope really resounded with me. I just wrote a post about hope myself. Very thought provoking, your lovely post.

Amy Danielle said...

Do you mind if I repost to my FB page?

J said...

Of course, Amy! I will hop on over to your post and read up a bit more on hope. :o)

Sharon said...

Thank you Jen... this is just what I needed today.

Everyday Becky said...

Beautiful! Thank you!

Katie said...

"And before I know it, the day is done
and I have missed it.
I have botched the beauty of today
because I could not let the unjust fly free."
I don't want to "miss" another day!
That was really touching, Jen. I loved it.

emily wierenga said...

letting the unjust fly free... yes. i am discovering what it means to love me, without focusing on me... such a fine balance. thank you for sharing.

Alexis said...

Your words along with those beautiful pictures are lovely. I am trying very hard to put HIM in the center.

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