“I the Lord do not change.
So you, the descendants of Jacob, are not destroyed.
Ever since the time of your ancestors you have turned away from my decrees
and have not kept them.
Return to me, and I will return to you,”
says the Lord Almighty.
(a little toadstool deep in the woods / Julie Cook / 2017)
On my current path I have traveled to a place of impasse—
where the circumstances of life are changing while I am left at a loss….
I find myself now wrestling with the silence of God…
There are lies which are laced within a hot and ever-slight breeze,
whispering an ancient tale of abandon…
as the sweat upon my brow beads droplets of doubt.
Rage multiples upon itself.
Anger returns to the seemingly empty silence
while God’s word proclaims it will not return void…
and yet I wonder how do I know…..
Poignantly I am reminded, once again, that He is God and I am not.
His ways are not my ways…nor will they ever be…
and in that fact resides my assurance.
He does not and will not change, despite my life’s circumstance.
For He shall supply my needs despite my pleas and questions…
“The winds of change and circumstance
Blow in and all around us
So we find a foothold that’s familiar
And bless the moments
That we feel You nearer
When life had begun
I was woven and spun
You let the angels
Dance around the throne
And who can say when
But they’ll dance again
When I am free
And finally headed home
I will be weak
Unable to speak
Still I will call You by name
Creator, Maker, Life Sustainer
Comforter, Healer, my Redeemer
Lord and King, Beginning and the End
Yes, I Am”
Lyrics I AM
So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth;
It shall not return to Me void,
But it shall accomplish what I please,
And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.