How many are your works, O Lord!
In wisdom you made them all.
(Psalm 104:24, NIV)
I sail through so many daily activities with
When tough experiences come, I greet them with
Lord, I assume the meaninglessness of life as
You have allowed it to come to me.
I believe I’ll recognize the significant when I see it,
but much of the time, life seems either
But then, Lord,
I catch a glimpse of beauty, or
I see deep meaning in some common event
I’ve witnessed a thousand times.
I look back and realize
tremendous value in some trial about which
I complained so bitterly.
Lord, You are always working!
I will keep my faith awake and
my eyes fixed on You.
Despair of yourself as much as you want,
but do not despair of God.
He is always loving,
always wise, and
He will reward you according to your faith in Him.
(paraphrased from Francois Fenelon)