When God Doesn’t Listen

Friday is for Heart Songs

Marty at Outside Preaching EventWhen your heart is broken, when your hope is dim, when you feel forsaken, when fear has captured your heart, when his presence feels distant, Psalm 13 is good place to go.

Poems for Psalms
(Another addition to “The Poetry Project”)

Suggested by Psalm 13

Where is the Welcoming Light?

Where is the welcoming light at your door?
I knock,
but hear no approaching footsteps.
no response to my insistent rapping and nervous over-the-shoulder looks.

Instead, the darkness thickens
and I am left crumpled and crumbled at the base
of a closed and bolted door,
without refuge
without protection
as the crowd gathers in the street
and voices,
.     mocking,
.     trash talking,
threatening my soul,

multiplying moment to moment,
deepening my loneliness and telling me I am abandoned.

When will You open the door?
When will You bring me inside?
When will You lift me up out of this pit?

Until You do,
Until You do,
I will be here.
Waiting to sing a new song of joy,
because I have not forgotten,
—-I will not forget Your bounty.

© Marty Schoenleber, Jr. 2008

Go to Psalm 14


5 thoughts on “When God Doesn’t Listen

  1. Whenever you print something like that you should give credit to the author.
    Very Good.
    Yeah, it came from Psalm 13. Did you write the poem?

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    1. Bob, I wrote all of the songs “poems” of the poetry project and in each one I make reference to the Psalm upon which it is based.

      See “The Poetry Project” Tab under ABOUT at the top of the blog..

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  2. Until You do,
    Until You do,
    I will be here.
    Waiting to sing a new song of joy,
    because I have not forgotten,
    —-I will not forget Your bounty.

    God, forgive us our sin. May we as individuals, and as a people, remember who we are…and remember who You are… and set our eyes on You, and worship your name forever, no matter what…in the name of Christ

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