by Ken Sehested
Fear not the times when your back is against the wall.
The seed of faith already buried deep in your soul
is enough to keep you anchored in the coming storm,
when all invested in the way things are
will rail against the Way that is to come.
Trust this Way even when the black-and-blues rain like hail.
The bruising will disclose your stamina.
Your stamina will attest your mettle.
Thereby the Buoyancy from Above will instill firmeza permanente
to endure against all odds.
This, and this alone, is the saving grace,
the justification by faith,
for which your heart longs:
the grace in which your hands and feet rejoice;
the grace by which your ears hear the melody of Heaven
and the grace through which your eyes shall behold
the goodness of God in the land of the living.
Keep your mind stayed on the mercy
of God’s unilateral disarming initiative,
and practice that same mercy everywhere you go.