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It’s Okay to Walk Away

A Poem. It's okay to leave somebody...when you're past the honeymoon phase. It's okay to leave somebody...when respect only goes one way. It's okay to leave somebody...then just fold your hands and pray... That they'll treat the next someone right...and won't chase them away. . It's okay to leave somebody...who could never love you well. …

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Discarded Yet Chosen

It calls to mind Lamentations 3:19-26, 31-33. The author begins “I remember my affliction and my wandering, the bitterness and the gall. I well remember them, and my soul is downcast within me. Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope” (Lam.3:19-21) The writer goes on to describe how the Lord’s great love is the only thing standing between us and despair. “He is good to those whose hope is in Him…men are not cast off by the Lord forever. Though He brings grief, He will show compassion, so great is His unfailing love. For He does not willingly bring affliction or grief to the children of men” (Lam. 3:21-24, 31-33). As I think about His Word, I reflect on who we see being “cast off” in our midst right now.

As Seasons Change

Scripture commands us to love God and love our neighbor. To look after the distressed and dejected and to stay pure. We don’t have to compromise. We can respect our leaders AND demand truth, integrity and justice— a justice that punishes evil and praises good. We can hold our leadership accountable for harming their constituents, because this is how we love our neighbor well. We can do good through peaceful, gracious opposition to make progress for honorable causes. And righteous motives will silence those who question our intent, when their own motives are unclear or misguided.