Daily Worship

Why go on?

September 15, 2015 0 0

Ruth 1:8-13

Then Naomi said to her two daughters-in-law, “Go back, each of you, to your mother’s home. May the Lord show you kindness, as you have shown kindness to your dead husbands and to me. 9 May the Lord grant that each of you will find rest in the home of another husband.”

Then she kissed them goodbye and they wept aloud 10 and said to her, “We will go back with you to your people.”

11 But Naomi said, “Return home, my daughters. Why would you come with me? Am I going to have any more sons, who could become your husbands?12 Return home, my daughters; I am too old to have another husband. Even if I thought there was still hope for me—even if I had a husband tonight and then gave birth to sons— 13 would you wait until they grew up? Would you remain unmarried for them? No, my daughters. It is more bitter for me than for you, because the Lord’s hand has turned against me!”

O Lord, sometimes it feels like everything
Has been taken from me
Things happen
People die
Life goes on and
Yet death seems all around
I live with it day by day
There is no hope
No chance of children 
Or family life restored.
Life will never be the same.
This is my lot.
Just leave me alone.
My vision has shrunk
I can’t see the big picture
Your hand has turned against me 
That is all I know.
How can it be any different.
Going on is pointless.

And yet with you there is always 
a next chapter.
With you there is always a tomorrow
With you there is always hope on the horizon.
With you there is always a twist in the tale,
Keep me going Lord!