When You've Lost Your Way
By Ken L Birks
significance, “The righteous are bold as
a lion,” You say!
Why do I,
rather, find myself in a place of
weakness and prey?
I cry out in
desperation, feeling trapped in
hopelessness, I stray.
Where is the
life and victory promised,
looking at tomorrow?
My feet slip
into a bottomless pit, while
drowning in sorrow.
How do I
stand firmly in righteousness as I
misstep and trip?
fastened to the hopelessness that
surrounds me, I slip.
With the love
and freedom, that’s promised, I’ve lost
all I see is pain, turmoil, hate, and
Did I take a
wrong turn somewhere and miss the path?
I must go
back and retrace my steps and find the
In Your Word,
I must look again to see what was
What was it,
not taken heed to that was ignored and
What was it,
not applied that allowed me to
slip into despair?
Surely I will
find it, when I look with diligence and
seek it in prayer.
There it is;
worthless things, selfish gain, envy and
heart towards His Word in all things, my
As I turn my
heart away from worthless things, I
stand firmly to attain.
I must not
envy the wicked in their prosperity,
seeking selfish gain.
heart from things below to above, the
seed is firmly sown.
faithfulness and delighting in Him, my
feet are firmly planted.
and trusting my ways to Him, brings to
pass desires, granted.
heed, my righteousness shines to others
as a beacon of light.
of peace fills my heart as I stand in
Him, firmly planted aright.
Where did I
go wrong? It’s so clearly stated!
Blinded by self-will, I lost sight.
Proverbs 28:1, 1 Peter 5:8, John 10:10,
2 Corinthians 2:14, Romans 8:37;
Jeremiah 46:15, 2 Thessalonians 2:15, 1
Corinthians 16:13, Galatians 5:1, Psalm
73:1-4, Isaiah 61:1, Luke 4:18, 2
Corinthians 3:17, Galatians 5:1, James
1:25, 2 Peter2:19; 3rd
119:25-28, Hebrews 2:1, Psalm 9:10,
14:2, 27:4, 34:10; 4th
Stanza: Psalm 119:37,
1 John 2:15-17, Colossians 3:1-2,
Matthew 13:22; 5th
Stanza: Psalm 37:3-6,
John 14:27, Job 20:22, Romans 2:8.