Sometimes we do what’s right, and things fall through:
Sometimes we do exactly
What God told us we should do,
And like those long-dead prophets
Who saw peace was overdue,
Sometimes we do what’s right, and things fall through.
Sometimes we do what’s right, and no one sees:
Sometimes we stand amazed, alone,
While living Love’s decree.
Sometimes our costly love is spurned
Sometimes we do what’s right, and no one sees.
Sometimes we do what’s right, and no one cares:
Sometimes our sacrifices
Fall on sleepers unaware;
Sometimes we give and give,
Then we’re consumed by our despairs:
Sometimes we do what’s right, and no one cares.
And hard hearts must be tilled.
And loving is God’s will.
And Christ stands with you still.
for Ana and Nicole
June 9, 2018
Edited February 29, 2020
Colossians 3:23 New International Version “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters.”
I know that our labors here are for God, and that results are not necessarily up to us since there’s truly only so much that we can control. But my heart is broken a little today over something I thought would have a happy ending. Instead, I’m learning about trusting God while forgiving the careless and the clueless. I am not enjoying the process, but I hope that God is forging godly character in me in the midst of these flames.
If those of you who pray want to pray briefly for several unnamed people, I would appreciate it.
Everyone else, ask God to meet you in the middle of your own brokenness and questions. You just might be surprised by what He does next.