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
All of the noise in my head doesn’t need to come together in some grand symphony
Not every loose end needs tying
Not every uncertainty given finality
This is life – it’s tough. Some days are amazing, others are rough.
Working through things won’t always bring answers but it does bring wisdom.
And maybe today that truth is enough to give thanks for.
You calm me and bring hope
You are steady and sturdy
You are larger than what I see
You whisper truth to me
Your voice is the one I can trust
In a world full of so many unknowns
So I’ll let go of the answers I don’t have
And let your voice lead me home
Don’t give me earthly wisdom
Opinions flood in by the multitude
No the only wisdom I want
Is that which comes from You
Cleanse my heart
Purify my mind
To be untainted by the sins
I leave behind
The deception is strong
But Your revelation’s in sight
My sin once heavy
Now by Your power made light
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
There’s a little extra pain in my tears
A little more sorrow in my heart
The struggle is getting the best of me
Each day I’m not sure how to start
One breath at a time
I slowly move forward and pray
That I’ll see something, hear a word
That sounds different than it did yesterday
To Your side
For in my heart
To go astray
To Your side
To keep me near
And protect me
From my own way
I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do.
What does your soul say
If your peace is stolen
Your joy faded
What has gotten in the way
It’s not with my eyes
My touch or my nose
It’s something down deep
It’s not something I heard
I read or was told
Its a truth buried deep
In my soul
Sometimes you need to walk awaySometimes you need to stay
Sometimes you need to understand
Sometimes you need to turn away
Sometimes you need to open up
Sometimes you need to raise your shield
Sometimes you need to push on
Sometimes you need to stop and be healed.
There is a time and a place for every move
Lord give us the wisdom to know which to choose.
Make our steps light
Keep our hearts pure
As we navigate each day
May we with kindness endure
There are times we come to a place
Where a decision needs to be made
Our natural self leans a certain way
But You tell us to stop and wait
Past my inklings
There’s your voice I think
When I don’t follow me
But I wait and trust in You
You give me the answers
And show me what to do
1 The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.
2 He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters,
3 he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake.
4 Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.
6 Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
And when I don’t yet have an answer
It’s time to stop and wait and see
Let you unravel the questions
And reveal more truth to me
I have a table, a side coffee table, that’s been in my living room about a month or two. I see it every day. We use it to hold a basket of books on top and a basket of toys on the bottom. It’s useful and it looks nice. But today I looked over and saw it has a drawer! Somehow I had never noticed it before. It’s a small, discreet drawer – perfect for maybe some pens and a notepad. The table just increased in usefulness and value to me. Actually, it was always that way, with that extra value. I just hadn’t noticed.
What secret treasures do you possess that the Lord hasn’t revealed to you yet? What hidden drawers of usefulness have always been there that you just haven’t seen?
I will give you hidden treasures, riches stored in secret places, so that you may know that I am the Lord, the God of Israel, who summons you by name.