Inspiration: [Ecclesiastes 3:1-8]
For those who are burned out and stressed with life’s happenings and demands, remembering that all such contrasts; happiness and grief, life and death, as such that are felt in this lifetime, is normal under the heavens. May the realization of eternity God set in your heart encourage you greatly.
There are just days when I want to be honest;
I’ve neglected how I’ve got to where I am.
Times when all I hear is a tempest,
and amidst it without a friend.
Moments that despair overrode laughter.
When denying my own storms seemed best,
hoping that the worst in me would not matter
anymore than reaching the depressed.
Moments to listen over confiding personal fears:
A strife between the need to explain oneself,
and to be understood plainly, yet lend an ear
to consolidate those in distress.
Nights when I thought about the day’s endeavors;
Staying awake to embrace short notices of affection
to forget and let fade the pressures unprepared for.
By grace, I remember the Almighty’s protection.
That time when dreams and the future became a list;
while reasoning became the basis of destination——
that was not just it because my thoughts are not His.
For what came to pass is useless without revelation.
Years that were mixed with contempt and questions;
the tasks and conversations thought futile only meant more
when eternity set and detoured priorities and intentions.
What proved to last and will be is worth living and dying for.