What Was Only Ours

Samson, you disappoint me.
You let me down.
After so many years of nurturing,
Of personally preparing you,
And giving you strength like no other.
After everything you have meant to me,
I have meant so little to you
That you would kiss away that strength
With the breath from your lips.
Words that betray.
Words that reveal.
Words that invite the enemy
To take you away from me.
You have given yourself over to them.
And when you have awakened
From your lullaby of love,
You will find yourself abandoned…
Chained… imprisoned… and alone.
And the strength you’ve come to rely on
Will be gone.
How you grieve me.
How you break my heart.
You have allowed evil to separate us
When I long to hold you so close
And wish you had trusted me,
That you had protected what was only ours.

12-9-2016 Friday
Written by Gail Brookshire
Inspiration: Samson’s Secret Strength

Your Secret Is My Strength

Secret Strength is what we get from You
in a way You have designed just for us.
We are not to share that secret strength,
so as not to arm the enemy who’s unjust.
Those secrets are special to You,
sacred to the relationship we have.
You want to be first and only to trust.
You don’t want what’s good to become bad.
Those secret faults are weapons too
for the enemy who seeks to destroy.
While we are to search them and know them,
the enemy uses them to steal our joy.
Bottom line… what’s just between us
is secret, sacred, and precious to You.
Keeping that discretion is a safeguard
against any who hate my being true.
Please forgive me for times when I have
betrayed, revealed, and unveiled.
Please help me to always remember
to guard, discern, and hide
what You, my Jealous God, do not want me to tell.

2-19-15 Written by Gail Brookshire