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

My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.
‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭55:8-9‬

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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