Why Is the Echo

Five Minute Friday Time – Okay, so it’s Tuesday, but I’m here. I’m pondering. And this is my offering tonight. It’s a little bit poem, a little bit prayer, and a little bit prose.

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I have questions rumbling, pulsing through my vines. The sound of their cry is deafening, and I cannot speak because of their noise. Burning wonderings scorch the earth of my soul, and I am left holding the ashes of the why – tumbling from my aching hands. I am here in this silence waiting in the why.

I stand on the edge of the mountain gazing at the sky and think in whispered, broken prayers, “Do You even see? Can You even hear? God don’t leave me here.” Why is the echo darting back and forth along the crooked lines of my heart.

Pounding the ground with my feet, I shake off this incessant, childish desire to have my way. It cannot be.

Beating back the darkness with tiny shreds of hope, I nestle into the why and say: it will be well with my soul. This too shall pass.

It is well.
It will be well.
All will be made well.
I will be made well.

The why may never cease. The why may come again and again. Why is human nature. Why tempers each thought, and I will take them captive. Driving them to the cross. They cannot take hold of me nor rob me of who and Whose I am. So I stand in the pit of not always knowing or understanding the why.

I choose to believe Christ comes to my rescue, pulling me from miry clay. I rise and rise again. He turns my why into a song of praise, a miracle happening here. He becomes my anthem shouting down defeat. The why must bow to His name, and I, God’s child, stand in His grace, covered by love divine that covers all my guilt and shame. It is a love that satisfies my soul, and I can rest again.

I am being made well, and it is well with my soul.

Linking up with Kate Motaung for Five Minute Friday. The prompt was “Why.” Tell me your stories. I’d love to hear them.

6 thoughts on “Why Is the Echo”

  • 1
    Tracey Cross on February 21, 2018 Reply

    Beautiful. That’s quite a journey you took us on – from ourselves to the Cross and yes it is well with our souls. I love the name of your blog – very inspiring. Linked up after you at Five Minute Friday.

    • 2
      Marvia on February 28, 2018 Reply

      Thank you for your perspective. Beautiful way to see it.

  • 3
    Cheryl on February 22, 2018 Reply

    “It is well.
    It will be well.
    All will be made well.
    I will be made well.”

    Yes. Yes. Yes.

    The answers don’t always come, but eternity speaks of a bigger picture and calls me to trust in God’s sovereignty and his perfect.

    Your words are beautiful and deep. Thank you.

    • 4
      Marvia on February 28, 2018 Reply

      Amen and amen again.

  • 5
    Carolina Hinojosa-Cisneros on February 24, 2018 Reply

    You’re so poetic friend. <3 This has got to be the only song that makes me pause, worship, and cry.

    • 6
      Marvia on February 28, 2018 Reply

      Thank you amiga. That means a lot to me. <3

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