Though…Anyway

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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…Anyway

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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Christi

My husband and I married nearly 19 years ago on a chilly, rainy, spring day. One year later caught me in a whirlwind as I was celebrating my first wedding anniversary, my first Mother's Day, and my first publication as a freelance writer. The birth of our third child followed a couple months after we celebrated our twins' 3rd birthday. Though a pen has been one of my constant companions, I have not pursued writing professionally due to the monumental task of homemaking and the raising of children. A shout out to my Robert who has been our sole provider while I have had the pleasure and privilege of remaining home with our children to homeschool them. Now, thanks to him, I have the liberty to once again pursue my passion to write and encourage others in written word as we journey with God through life experiences.

4 thoughts on “Though…Anyway”

  1. 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.

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