I said, “It’s OK, I can do this, I think,
As circular waters ran out of the sink.
But week after week there’s frustrated pain
It feels like my hope’s going into the drain
I scramble to catch them before they are gone
Too many days where I silence a moan.
I scramble to keep my hope up and dry
While another tear stings the lid of my eye
Get away, get away, go get in the car!
Drive away fast, drive away far!
To some place that’s sunny where history’s hands
Aren’t always reaching to strangle my plans.
To a place where the air is sweet as a rose,
A place where the influence of Heaven grows
But while I am here will You help me to be
An open window so others can see?
There are many times when the Lord actually leads us to places we don’t like, don’t enjoy, and have trouble finding anything we want in it. These are perfect times to yield your heart, to allow the Lord to mold you into the beautiful being He created from and for this place you are in.
You may have stepped into a care-taker role, or had to take a job you hate to pay the bills, or was forced to move where you don’t want to live. If that’s you, take heart and take hope! “Godliness with contentment is great gain.” (1 Timothy 6:6) If you yield your whole heart to the Lord, He will help you where you are, and as you lean into Him, He can help you not only become content, but become that “open window” that helps others to see Him in you. And that is amazing and life giving all round!
From the desk by the window where the full moon is rising over the lawn and the trees are casting shadows long.
(c) Robin L. Lewis, Sozo Life & Leadership, LLC, Nov 26, 2015