“In His love; Good, for God wins His Song”, a worship poem from L.Willows

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In his love; Good, for God wins his Song 

Oh, heart, don’t look back,
You will not lose for long,
All that is lost, will gain again
In his love; Good, for God win’s his song.

Oh, heart, don’t mourn, you must not be drawn.
The times, they are swift-
seasons pass, they conform,
held in his midst like a wild summer storm.

Oh, heart, don’t look back,
The east comes with new dawn-
Bringing gifts of life’s future
From such goodness, full drawn.

Look, see what brightness
does beckon, does sing.
There at the threshold
of his mercy, of our King.

Oh, heart, don’t look back,
You will not lose for long.
All that is lost here will gain again.
In his love, Good; for God wins his Song.

Oh, Heart, find your place there,
find that note, find that song.
Sing forever with The Chorus;
with the Beloved’s dear Belong.

© 2019 Linda Willows

Psalm 34:8

Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good! Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him!

Romans 8:28

And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.

Psalm 33:19

Oh, how abundant is your goodness, which you have stored up for those who fear you and worked for those who take refuge in you, in the sight of the children of mankind!

Exodus 33:19

And he said, “I will make all my goodness pass before you and will proclaim before you my name ‘The Lord.’ And I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will show mercy on whom I will show mercy.

Psalm 84:11

For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord bestows favor and honor. No good thing does he withhold from those who walk uprightly.

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“Walking with God” by Tim Keller ~ learning to grow through trails by learning a ‘new walk’.

 

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Tim Keller speaks of walking with God through trials:

“Walking with God through suffering means treating God as God and as there, as present.

Walking is something non-dramatic, rhythmic – it consists of steady, repeated actions you can keep up in a sustained way for a long time. God did not tell Abraham in Genesis 17:1 to ‘somersault before me’ or even ‘run before me’ because no one can keep such behavior up day in and day out.

There are many people who think of spiritual growth as something like high diving. They say, ‘I am going to give my life to the Lord! I am going to change all these terrible habits, and I am really going to transform! Give me another six months, and I am going to be a new man or new woman.’

That is not what a walk is. A walk is day in and day out obeying, talking to Christian friends, and going to corporate worship, committing yourself to and fully participating in the life of the church. It is rhythmic, on and on and on.

To walk with God is a metaphor that symbolizes slow and steady progress.

…Walking with God through suffering means that, in general, you will not experience some kind of instant deliverance from your questions, your sorrow, your fears.

There can be, as we shall see, times in which you receive a surprising, in explicable ‘peace that passes understanding.’ There will be days in which some new insight comes to you like a ray of light in a dark room.

There will certainly be progress – that is part of the metaphor of walking – but in general it will be slow and steady progress that comes only if you stick to the regular, daily activities of the walking itself.

‘The path of the righteous is like the [earliest] morning sun, shining ever brighter till the light of full day’ (Prov. 4:18).

Timothy Keller, Walking with God through Pain and Suffering, p. 236-7.

“Words Press upon Page, Light to Kiss”, from LWillows

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Words press upon, page Light to kiss…
as sweet motions that set, this my heart forth in bliss.
Dancing between all the notes that set free
some poet, ago…one that wandered like me.

Hours bless the days with whispers of prose
as I walk in a garden of Winds graced with Rose.
Let me soft speak, even sing in a hushed tone,
some few hallowed words from this Godly Roam.

Leave me and find me, all comes Home now.
I am in the dear fold, of the Lord of the Vow.
Words press upon page Light to kiss…
We each live amongst such Almighty bliss.

©2018; Linda Willows; ©2013 Linda Willows

1 Peter 1:8-9
Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, for you are receiving the end result of your faith, the salvation of your souls. See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are.

Isaiah 35:10
and those the LORD has rescued will return. They will enter Zion with singing; everlasting joy will crown their heads. Gladness and joy will overtake them, and sorrow and sighing will flee away.

(Photograph by Ludmilla NG)

“Woman Heart Rising” poetry from LWillows

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Woman heart rising, feeling its way
Through a night passing, now in light’s day.
Easing through slivers, through curtains that veil
Hollowed out chambers that speak in a soft wail.

This is a river, one bending and long
Waters so yielding, faithful and strong.
Throughout tides calling, all falling to One
Searching the vast for the ocean’s first Sun.

Woman heart rising, called out to pray,
Full in the stretch of unwinding new day.
Binding the wounds of all valleys that thirst,
Such is the healing that rains in heart’s burst.

© 2018 Linda Willows

“And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.”
1 Peter 5:10

And of His fullness have we all received, and grace for grace.
John 1:16