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  • Writer's pictureJoni

Day 3: But Always


He came into the coffeeshop

in a wheelchair

with such a JOY,

even though

his disabilities were many,

yet still communicating with JOY

without a voice

yet punching a screen

that enables him to communicate.

To see someone

who has so many disabilities,

yet functions so well

with such a peace

that it makes you question

why do we complain

about the little things

and why do we

make mountains out of molehills

creating issues

where there are no issues.

And then you see those

who have things that have happened to them

that they had no control over them

and they are pressing forward

going beyond

what appears to be disabilities

because the ability to do

what appears impossible

has become possible.

when you see

And then I found out that

he not only graduated from college,

yet accomplished so much.

So as he sits in his chair,

I sit my chair

wearing all my woes

that are striving to steal my joy

as they prick at my soul.

BUT now they are falling off of me like scales.

As moments before I entered the coffeeshop

I was looking into the eyes of a dear friend

whose 62 year old brother just died.

No words needed to be spoken

as sorrow steals the show.

And now here I sit

with the ability to sip my espresso

to have a date with GOD

that began with complaints

so HE could lick my wounds.

BUT GOD goes beyond just licking them

as

HE becomes so REAL

as my sorrow now

is for so many

who are hurting

who are lost

who are in circumstances that are beyond comprehension.

BUT GOD KNOWS.

BUT GOD IS STILL GOD.

BUT GOD is aware of all things.

BUT most of all

HE is aware of you.

Your comings and your goings.

Your good and your bad.

Your joys and your sorrows.

BUT GOD

is all we do have that is

THE SAME ALWAYS.

GOD IS ALWAYS

the STILLNESS in a deep storm.

GOD IS ALWAYS

the HOPE in a sea of despair.

GOD IS ALWAYS

our companion when there is no one to be found.

JOY returns to my soul

because of the man in the wheelchair

whose JOY is contagious

and has reminded me of

BUT GOD IS ALWAYS GOD

therefore

"I will praise the LORD no matter what happens. I will constantly speak of HIS glories and grace.

I will boast of all HIS kindness to me. Let all who are discouraged take heart. Let us praise the LORD together and exalt HIS name. For I cried to HIM and HE answered me!

HE freed me from all my fears" (Psalm 34:1-4).

So

Wherever you are,

Whatever you are experiencing,

Whatever you are feeling,

look up and remember

there is a silver lining that breaks through ALL THINGS

and it begins with a

"BUT GOD"

(listen to the song below) https://youtu.be/1t1mUHbFCGg






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