When Things Seem to Get Worse Rather than Better

Written by Lisa DeVinney on . Posted in poetry

“Then Moses went back to the Lord and protested,
‘Why have you brought all this trouble on your own people, Lord?
Why did you send me? Ever since I came to Pharaoh as your spokesman,
he has been even more brutal to your people.
And you have done nothing to rescue them!’”
Exodus 5:22-23 NLT
When it seems things keep getting worse,
Please don’t misunderstand.
It isn’t that God’s not at work,
Or has withdrawn His hand.
It’s only when a puzzle’s done,
The final piece in place,
That we can see the finished work –
God’s wisdom, love and grace.
So when it seems God hasn’t heard,
Or worse… He doesn’t care,
That’s not the time to give up but
Keep seeking Him in prayer.
He is at work on your behalf.
And one day you will see
Deliverance so amazing that
There’s no doubt it must be
God working all things out for you,
In perfect harmony,
The pieces falling into place;
And to Him… all the glory!
“Then the Lord told Moses, ‘Now you will see what I will do…
I am the Lord. I will free you from your oppression…
I will redeem you with a powerful arm …
I will claim you as my own people, and I will be your God.
Then you will know that I am the Lord your God…’”
Exodus 6:1,6-7 NLT
©Lisa DeVinney, September 2014

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