When the movement forward becomes murky from the treatment that sent me sideways
When the latest result became a scare not for cancer but still not not quell my burning question
When the past perks up and says hello, by the way, can you spend some time over here with me?
When the fog settles all around you, nightmares rob your rest, and things look worse but they really are not
You run to Jesus my friend.
Where did the money go when a gift seemed like it would settle all accounts again and again?
Where do you turn for comfort when isolation has become your friend and this is your normal normal?
Where do the roads lead that seem to have no arrival of merit in space, of substance, in meaning?
Where does the time go when it is no longer measured by the hour but the task of survival sun up to sundown?
It all goes to Jesus my friend.
Why do prayers seem to go no where when surrendered by obedience yet are tethered with strands of the unseen?
Why must suffering continue ad nauseum, day without end, manifesting in new ways over and over again?
Why didn’t I have a happy childhood such that my years reinforced it rather than set the little one inside free?
Why does the Lord delay in making it right for those who groan worse than I ever will?
Because He is Lord my friend.
What a day it will be when we know the answers we seek, when the glory is replete for all to see
What a treasure we will behold when the whys matter less where we put them and there’s perfect peace
What am I doing pining for that day to come if I can choose to dwell in His goodness now?
What witness will I leave until my own days have their end, my talents can no longer shine?
For He’s beyond what you see my friend.