A New Path

Our joy turned to mourning

Our passion to regret

The unspoken words now burning

Into the wounds we won’t forget

Failing became familiar

Dependence our easiest route

So we sat still in what we knew

Bowing to our own self doubt

Now there’s a new vision brewing

Showing us who we can be

Apart from what we’ve known

Lays before us a new destiny.

For I am about to do something new. See, I have already begun! Do you not see it? I will make a pathway through the wilderness. I will create rivers in the dry wasteland.

Isaiah 43:19 NLT

Discernment

My name is discernment

Trust what I reveal and know

I show you the hidden things

You’d otherwise never be told

I show you opportunities for blessing

And how to count sorrow as joy

I whisper God’s wisdom 

Amid this world’s noise

I sense when something new is brewing

When it is time to block an attack

I sense calmness and times to be still

When to move on and when to hold back

I’m a gift, don’t ignore me

Shut me out or throw me away

Embrace me and listen

Trust what I say