PerGoSeeMo Psalm 27

Psalm 27. Colossians 1:9b-10

            Begun in blackness

Blind to the hand before me

Other hand in yours

            Follow, unseeing

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,

Illuminating farther,

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.

~Author Unknown

PerGoSeeMo Psalm 23

Psalm 23. Isaiah 40:8; Habakkuk 1:5

            Hey – can we talk?

Can we cuddle?

Okay. Here’s what’s up:

            It’s been one of Those Days;

The ones where the future feels overwhelming,

And I feel sort of left out of life.

            Nothing really happened…

On Those Days, it feels like nothing ever will.

And I feel lost, locked out, and lonely.

            I feel, I feel, I feel… not like I feel I ought to feel,

Given… everything.

            You stroke my head and ask, “Do you remember yesterday?

You saw no need to fear the future, then.

Remember not so long ago,

When your heart filled with joy to overflowing into song?

            Remember how you got there;

How you got here.

Was it not in spite of feelings?

            It was walking blind in darkness toward my voice.”

And finding it.

“What is it you always tell yourself?”

Feelings are deceptive.

“Do you put your faith in feelings, or in me?”

You know the answer; are the answer.

Hold me tighter, please.

            “Feelings come, and feelings go.”

The grass withers, the flower fades.

“Truth remains ever true.”

            I know. I believe you.

I just wish that I could see.

“So you think.”

So I feel.

Guess we know what that’s worth, then.