Lying Lips

The dishonesty

the corruption

the immorality

 

the oppressiveness

of not following God

 

is overwhelming me

as I stare at the screen

 

The disrespect

the anger

the abuse

 

Our world is pregnant with these things

 

And it weighs heavy on me

 

The sin weighs heavy on me

 

And as I turn off the noise,

I pick up my Bible

and read,

“Help, LORD, for no one is faithful anymore;

those who are loyal have vanished from the human race.

Everyone lies to their neighbor;

they flatter with their lips but harbor deception in their hearts.”

 

And it feels familiar

and sad

 

The media

feels like a deep cesspool

and it threatens to pull me down

into it

 

But then I read,

“The words of the LORD are flawless,

like silver purified in a crucible,

like gold refined seven times.”

 

And I know that You, God, pull me out of that pit

 

Your purity

Your absolute faithfulness

Your never-lying, truthful, beautiful words

are nourishment to me

 

And I remember to glance

at the corruption

the lies

the failures

 

and to gaze

at You God

 

Your flawless, sinless, beautiful face

Your life-giving words

are my relief

 

– Susie Stewart

 

Help, Lord, for no one is faithful anymore;
those who are loyal have vanished from the human race.
Everyone lies to their neighbor;
they flatter with their lips
but harbor deception in their hearts.
May the Lord silence all flattering lips
and every boastful tongue—
those who say,
“By our tongues we will prevail;
our own lips will defend us—who is lord over us?”…
And the words of the Lord are flawless,
like silver purified in a crucible,
like gold refined seven times.

– Psalm 12:1-4,6 (NIV)

 

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.

– John 16:33 (NIV)

 

Online photo

View All

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s