There’s something good on the other side of this wall
I want to stop
It’s too tall
It’s too hard
God wants me to rest, I tell myself.
But let me apply small but relentless pressure
Steadily moving forward
God, you know a way over this wall.
You know a way through it.
You know how to rearrange the bricks so it isn’t a wall anymore
It’s a doorway.
Bound tightly in You, I can be empowered
The wall is nothing to you
Less than paper
The bright shining, loving force that is You
Laughs at the wall
You put it there, it’s part of your landscape
It’s not an obstacle
It’s an apparition of fear
So let me walk in your brightness,
The hope that is like a sparking ball of energy
Let me not be distracted by fatigue, moodiness
May my motivation not disintegrate through the hours into procrastination
Or when I feel strong enough
I can tackle the wall
You are the strength!
Let me go to you on my knees throughout the day
Begging you for something so far outside of myself
It doesn’t even seem to make sense to pray for it
With your help I can bend a bow of bronze!
May your mercy be with me, that I cannot give up the fight today
And may I remember to glorify you when that occurs.
You are so utterly sovereign over all things
I will be celebrating when I’m on the other side
I will be laughing in amazement at how I passed through the fire unburned
I will marvel at how each brick rearranged itself to the perfect place
Satan, the Lord’s army wins again!
Ha! Take that!
I will not cower in weariness at this wall.
As long as I am safe, warm in the breast of the Savior
Keeping my eyes on His radiant generous power
We will move forward
With steady relentless steps
Not even seeing the wall
But excited about the dymanic possibilities
Of an infinitely good future.