A Greater Yes

A Poem By Wings of Eternity // 4/8/2017

I am empty and torn,
sad and forlorn,
I do not understand why.

I should be happy for you,
with all you’ve been through,
so why is it so hard to try?

I thought I’d be there,
to help and to care,
not miles from your side.

I thought God was clear,
and my intentions sincere,
but I almost feel like He lied.

I know it’s not true,
cause that’s not what You do,
and there’s always a purpose and plan.

But at times I don’t know,
if I am to go,
or remain here where I stand.

I know You are You,
and Your promises true,
Your plan is always to bless.

May Your hope I receive,
as You help me believe,
You’re sending a greater yes.

"Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us." -Romans 5:3-5

Comments

I'VE MISSED YOU SO

...and man, have I been bad about keeping in touch.

This is beautiful, dear. Relatable, too.

One small cristique: I would drop the "are" in the second line of the second to last verse. I think it flows a little better like this;
"I know You are You,
and Your promises true,
Your plan is always to bless."

May Your hope I receive,
as You help me believe,
You’re sending a greater yes.

I love this. I'm so glad you decided to share it.

Damaris Ann | Sat, 04/08/2017

"It is the small temptations which undermine integrity unless we watch and pray and never think them too trivial to be resisted."
-Luisa May Alcott

Love this! The triple form

Love this! The triple form was lovely. And on the sentiment, of trusting God in the midst of all these emotions, I think that echoes several of the Psalms.

Hannah D. | Wed, 04/12/2017

"Reason itself is a matter of faith. It is an act of faith to assert that our thoughts have any relation to reality at all." - G. K. Chesterton

Thanks Damari :)

Thank you so much Damari! I have certainly missed you too dear! I apologize for not keeping in better touch too!

Thank you so much for the critique! You are absolutely right about the rhythm being thrown off by that extra "are". I edited it to exclude that. I suppose that is what I get for not editing my work haha! Thank you for pointing that out dear! I am so glad you enjoyed this poem too! I am happy I made the decision to share it :)

Blessings to you!

Wings of Eternity | Sat, 04/15/2017

"Be an example to all believers in what you say, in the way you live, in your love, your faith, and your purity." 1 Timothy 4:12

Thanks Hannah!

Thanks so much Hannah for your lovely comment! I am so thrilled that you enjoyed this piece! I am so honored that you feel this echoes the Psalms, for I do love them dearly! I think they are so universally loved because they are so "real". That is what I wanted this poem to be about. Real feelings, real issues, and still trusting God when you are feeling doubt. Blessings to you!

Wings of Eternity | Sat, 04/15/2017

"Be an example to all believers in what you say, in the way you live, in your love, your faith, and your purity." 1 Timothy 4:12

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