Thursday, February 6, 2014


Do not remember against us our former iniquities; let your compassion come speedily to meet us, for we are brought very low. Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of your name; deliver us, and atone for our sins, for your name's sake! 

Psalm 79:8-9

in the rubble and ruin

we wander dazed

wondering why such

destruction conveys

what we have done

ignoring The Lord

and how this crisis

was part of His Word

in the wake of judgment

our eyes were opened by tears

questions come quickly, like:

"Why'd we forget Yahweh?"

"Didn't we understand the Law?"

"How could we have forsaken God's way?"

as the mind reels and shakes

the heart's hopes are spent

in the stark realization

"We need to repent."

in the aftermath

we confront results of our worst fears

prayers begging forgiveness

shoot fervant to the sky

grieved by our guilt

recommitted we draw nigh

longing for salvation

to come to us when low

we wait for deliverance

holding truth that we know

when sins are judged and we return

forgiveness is found in a God Who hears

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