Psalm Faintly

Oh, LORD, today is already too much.
A part of me says good grief, don’t be such a drama king
while another part of me says there, there, pal,
it’ll all be okay, just do your best, alright?
Then there is that other part of me, saner than the
rest, holding the negatives of your mercies
up to the coming light seeing darkly what has been.
The past is my only ground of hope. That you
were faintly there, as you feel now, will have to be
enough on this day that already feels too much.

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  1. Gretchen on October 22, 2013 at 1:12 pm

    mmmmm. As I wait for news on our adoption, with surrendered heart and hands, but also the humanness that just wants them here, already, and says, “ENOUGH!” (and yes, I believe, just as I believe in the triune God that I can have a foot in each reality), I read this as a letter of encouragement to a fellow sojourner. And I thank you.

  2. Patricia on October 22, 2013 at 1:17 pm

    yes… he is enough… and after all those parts of me have had their say… I say the name… Jesus… my only ground of hope. Holding the negatives of his mercies up to the coming light… what a beautiful picture.

    • thebeautifuldue on October 23, 2013 at 11:21 am

      Hi, Patricia. Yes, I liked that line too…very much.

  3. Julie on October 22, 2013 at 2:53 pm

    Oh so many days begin and end this way. Our only hope is in Him. Struggles in life do make it feel as if He is only faintly there. My need is to remember, His faintly there, is more than enough.

    • thebeautifuldue on October 23, 2013 at 11:22 am

      Thanks for your comment, Julie, and your encouragement.

  4. Lindsay Terry on October 22, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    Your phrase, “my only ground of HOPE” brings us back to the wonderful thought, “HOPE always rises with the dawn…at the facing of each new day. We can’t escape it, nor would we if we dared.

  5. HisFireFly on October 22, 2013 at 5:52 pm

    when nothing else is enough, He must Be enough
    which is really His design and desire

  6. Sean on October 23, 2013 at 12:28 am

    John, I soaked this up like a sponge, today. Thanks.

    • thebeautifuldue on October 23, 2013 at 11:23 am

      You’re welcome, Sean. Good to hear from you.

  7. Larry Shallenberger on October 25, 2013 at 12:15 pm


    I needed this.

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