Thursday, March 10, 2011

Be Still

Fret not yourself because of evildoers; be not envious of wrongdoers!
For they will soon fade like the grass and wither like the green herb.
Trust in the Lord, and do good; dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness.
Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.
Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him, and he will act.
God will bring forth your righteousness as the light, and your justice as the noonday.
Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him; fret not yourself over the one who prospers in his way, over the man who carries out evil devices!
Refrain from anger, and forsake wrath! Fret not yourself; it tends only to evil.
For the evildoers shall be cut off, but those who wait for the Lord shall inherit the land.
In just a little while, the wicked will be no more; though you look carefully at his place, he will not be there. Psalm 37:1-10

Be Still

Let the rain cover your tears
walk in the night hiding in shadow
slip through the hands of your pursuer
let the water run.

These are dark days the sky repenting
the groaning globe turning and changing
seasons and perspectives all of it
hurts in the process.

They are jealous tasting your flesh
as sating for their shame they writhe
in their anxiety and torture you
at the silent stake of abandonment and disdain
wanting you all the more.

Do not seek them for their bodies crawl
with vermin and contagion and
disease infects their hearts
mothers them to a frenzy of doom
God knows their illness to death.

Take shelter here and hide
for a season is passing a move afoot
a change for the better
the world turning towards the sun.

Be still and know
you are hidden buried in the dark
recesses of the heart of God.

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