Thursday, May 12, 2011

An Expectation

We have an expectation.
Grace is not even mentioned.
We expect to receive what we think we deserve.

We condemn those that receive rain when they deserve famine
"We deserve rain!"
He says, "Nope. You all deserve hell."

Grace has nothing to do with "Human rights".
He sees Jesus; what He did in our place.
Good people do not exist; sorry, we were born that way.

But that's when the good part comes.
Jesus' grace is free, really, grace is not earned!
We should all expect hell; instead He gave us Himself.

Since no one deserves any good thing
no one is beyond saving.
We are all in the same boat. All of us.

So this is what I've learned
from heartache; I'm stepping forward
I ache more for truth, yet I'm afraid of what I'll find

Healing is the beginning
joy is found in knowing; while waiting.
peace is knowing that while waiting... He's not sleeping.

He's awake and triumphant.
Slashing through darkness with a machete of piercing truth.
Can I have some of your truth my Lord?
Humbly I wait... for truth to come and stab my darkness with blinding perfection.

I waited patiently for the Lord
He inclined and heard my cry
He brought me up out of the pit
out of the miry clay

And I will sing
sing a new song
yes I will sing
sing a new song

1 comment:

Katherine Oliver said...

Bethany ~ absolutely amazing and powerful words. You actually shared something that I needed to hear ~ I'm always asking: "why me?"
Why does my husband not love me?
Why are we always financially strapped?
Why aren't my dreams coming true?
And then the worst part:
Why are hers coming true? Why does her husband love her like that? Why are they able to go on vacations and buy a house?
It still bothers me. I wonder if I'll ever stop hurting, stressing, or wishing. But I do know this - I need to stop comparing myself to others.
Matthew 5:45:
"In that way, you will be acting as true children of your Father in heaven. For he gives his sunlight to both the evil and the good, and he sends rain on the just and the unjust alike."