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Psalm 1268
Psalm 1268

 

Some of what Iíve prayed for in secret

seems like such a lost cause, Father,

a feeling of hopelessness seems to resurface

but in the midst of my uncertainty

I rest assured all is by Your timing

as Iím brought to my knees again and again.

Iíll be honest, part of me was seeking my own will

and Your roadblocks have gone up

hitting me right in the face and slapping me

right back into reality which hurts.

Why do I pursue such painful things, Father?

I knowÖ..You want me to answer that question.

Well honestly, Iím having a very hard time moving forward

without some sort of pleasure in my life

and no, in the end, the pleasure doesnít make me happy.

Yes, I speak about what I do

I donít mean to sound boastful or proud

but when does accepting and talking about a weakness

become an issue of pride?

There are external voices putting me down for believing in You.

They rush and are so quick to judge for the very same things they do.

What Iíve come to realize is

a person whose heart is cold and dark

seeís himself or herself as good and sweet

unable to see how bitter and sour

their deeds reveal them to be.

They donít speak about what they do,

therefore they believe all their actions are one big secret.

They donít believe in You, Father,

they sing You no praises nor give You glory.

They have no hope in You.

Their hope is in he who works against You.

While those who have even a little light in them

can see how bitter and sour their deeds can be.

We cry not just for own own sins

but for the sins of others.

Right now Iím speaking of sins of the flesh,

but this can relate to other things.

When we come to the realization of

just how bitter and sour we are,

the sin is confessed and repentance is sought.

In this way

many are seeking right-standing with You, Father.

We believe in You, O Lord,

We sing You praises and give You glory.

All of our hope is in You.

A hope that You will rescue us from this darkness

wherein lies treachery.

Dark hearts without You, target those who share the same sin,

yes, those who confess the sin and believe in You.

In their rush to judge and in their hastiness

They are unable to see how their judgment returns to them.

Iíve learned this through my own experience,

therefore, I do not react to them.

I let them speak away and act away.

Am I judging them in any way right now? No not at all.

Iím just sharing what Iíve come to realize

but, that question, I will leave for You to answer.

You be the judge of that.

Who will You save, Father?

Those who donít believe in You, or those who do?

Those who donít sing You praises or those who do?

Those who donít give You glory or those who do?

Those whose hope is not in You, but in themselves and Satan

or, those whose hope is in You and in You alone?

I pray, Father, for those who donít believe in You.

I pray for those who donít sing You praises or  give You glory.

I pray for those whose hope is not in You.

May blessings enter their lives and

fill them with a new found hope.

May they be given eyes to see each blessing

and knowledge to know it comes from You

and only You.

If I didnít pray for them, Father,

how would I be different  from them?

Most importantly, how could they come to know You

without such an example?
It is here and praying in this way
I am left with no uncertainties or the feeling of a lost cause.
Here I am finding another pleasure
another joy.

I also pray for all who believe in You.

All who give you glory and sing You praises

and all whose hope is in You.

May they find peace under the clouds

and rest in the assurance of Your protection and provision.

And I pray for the answers to my unanswered questions, Father.

I know all is by Your timing and Iím patiently waiting.

I ask this in Jesusí name,

Amen.

And before I go, I just want to say thank You, Father,

thank You for everything I come to experience

both good and bad for I know

all are leading me to You.

Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty,

Who was, and is, and is to come.

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Comments:
Comment By: FreeAngelface on April 17, 2009 07:55:40 AM Report
Herman, Your prayers are always uplifting to me! I thank God for you here on creative-poems! Amen to your prayers! And may God contuine to bless you and lead you on as His servant, serving His Master plan! In Jesus name I ask, Amen!

 

Infinity Angel





 


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