Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Desert Prayer

I'll try to keep my chin up,
cause I look better when I do...
even an empty cup
can be filled anew.
Life's lessons aren't easy to learn;
it takes guts to get up after I fall.
True confessions purify and burn; 
I weep, bowing low, at the wailing wall.
In the forest of tangled confusion,
may I see the path has been cleared ahead.
Can I trust it's no optical illusion?
Cracked dry, lips say rain clouds are overhead,
only to discover, I've been fooled by a mirage...
tired of grumbling in this desert, forsaken;
my wanderings allowed the enemy's sabotage,
but in my dreams I imagine I'll finally awaken,
amazed, realizing I'm resting in Your promised land
because spirit eyes will be fully opened to know
and behold You and intimately understand
your ways, so joy fills my cup so it'll overflow
your Spirit, and I'll yearn for daily fellowship,
face-to-face, you long for me to reflect your glory
and revel in Your sweet companionship,
living fully my part in this God-breathed story...
© Marie Nease 2011

Monday, June 6, 2011

Tranquil Shores

In this life there are no guarantees
and your heart may be heavy with dismay.
When the world pushes you to your knees,
you're in the perfect position to pray.

Has it grown completely still?
There's no wind in your sails.
In the quiet, may you find God's will
and peace during raging storms and gales.

May you learn through the rhythms of the tide
that He keeps you, though the seas may roar.
In darkest night, may His lighthouse guide
you safely to tranquil shore.

© 2011 Marie Nease 

I wrote this as I was inspired by my friend Stevan Overby' this morning. On his Facebook profile he shared this quote, "When the world pushes you to your knees, you're in the perfect position to pray."