I know that there are a lot of poems and sentiments out there like what I’m writing today. It is not my intent to take from any artist who may have written something similar. This is simply something I was jotting down one night and would like to share. I hope this is a blessing to you.
Though the rest of the choir goes silent, sing anyway.
Though the music stops, dance anyway.
Though you feel bankrupt, give anyway.
Though the world around you is filled with hate, love anyway.
Though you have insurmountable reason to doubt, believe anyway.
Though your prayers seem to go unanswered, pray anyway.
Though there’s much to fear, have courage anyway.
Though there seems much to complain about, praise anyway.
Though your light seems small and insignificant, shine anyway.
Though you are tempted to give up, go on anyway.
~Christi Marie Jan./Feb. 2019
Holy Spirit reminded me in my devotion time today that He told me some time ago, “What God has been crafting in the dark, He will reveal in the light.” I am to share this with you today.
Some of you are incredibly battle-weary. You feel like you have been in the trenches more than in the light. It’s been so hard and so incredibly lonely. There were times you felt like you couldn’t take one more second of your life being the way it was. But that second passed. And the next minute passed. And the next hour, day, week, month, year, possibly years, passed. There were times when you asked, “How long, LORD? I just don’t know if I can take anymore.” But you did. He has seen it all. Every tear. Every time your spine stiffened with determination. Every time you fell and like a righteous man, rose again.
New American Standard Bible
For a righteous man falls seven times, and rises again, But the wicked stumble in time of calamity. Proverbs 24:16
He saw it and He held you…just as He held me. What He has crafted in the dark, He will reveal in the light. And that time is upon us. Let’s receive it with child-like faith. Today He is doing a new thing.
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Love this, Christi! I will be sharing this with my coworkers later this week during morning devotions. Keep listening to what the Holy Spirit shares with you and then finding a way to share it with us. Such encouraging words.
May your coworkers be as encouraged as you by Though…Anyway.