Trial and Error

There are times
when “good enough”
is good enough.
Too much time
put into a thing
reaching for perfection
can become a reproach.

There are times
when “doing your best”
isn’t good enough.
Sometimes
the person doing the job
isn’t the right person
for the job.

There are times
when “we have done all we could do”
will have to do.
In such times
what needs to be done
is more
than what can be done.

There are times
when “you did the best you could”
falls far short
of comfort.

There are times
when “it’s just not worth it”
may be more wisdom
than comfort
but it is still wisdom.

And though it may be rare
and not always easily shared,
there are times
when “I give up”
is both wisdom and comfort.

In the humility of surrender,
we sometimes render
God’s greatest strength.

H. Arnett
12/11/12

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About Doc Arnett

Native of southwestern Kentucky currently living in Blair, Kansas, with my wife of twenty-five years, Randa. We have, between us, eight children and twenty-one grandkids. We enjoy singing, worship, remodeling and travel.
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2 Responses to Trial and Error

  1. Debra Colby-Conklin says:

    I have always believed that when we finally do surrender to God, everything we’ve been trying so hard to accomplish somehow gets done. Maybe not in the way we’ve been trying to make it happen but in the way God knows is right.

    • Doc Arnett says:

      I absolutely agree, Debra! I’ve seen this over and over: in my life, my family, my church, etc. Thanks for the comment!

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