Psalm 27. Colossians 1:9b-10
Begun in blackness
Blind to the hand before me
Other hand in yours
Creeping slowly, lest I trip
Begging your patience
Will there come a day
When there’s light enough to see
Just one step ahead?
Would the light expand,
Even to the end?
And might my gaze move
From bright path stretching onward,
Up into your face?
Surely if I could,
I would find that I’d have eyes
For little but you.
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Edit: And then, eleven hours later, I came across this —
Child of my love, fear not the unknown morrow.
Dread not the new demand life makes of thee;
Thine ignorance doth hold no cause for sorrow,
For what thou knowest not is known to me.
Thou canst not see today the hidden meaning
Of my command, but thou the light shall gain.
Walk on in faith, upon my promise leaning,
And as thou goest, all shall be made plain.
One step thou seest: Then go forward boldly;
One step is far enough for faith to see.
Take that, and thy next duty shall be told thee,
For step by step thy God is leading thee.
Stand not in fear, thine adversaries counting;
Dare every peril, save to disobey.
Thou shalt march on, each obstacle surmounting,
For I, the Strong, shall open up the way.
Therefore go gladly to the task assigned thee,
Having my promise; needing nothing more
Than just to know where’er the future find thee,
In all thy journeying — I GO BEFORE.