Dreams on the Floor (Psalm 37)

I woke up and found my dreams on the floor,
Broken and bleeding and covered in gore. 
I’d prayed for direction and found a closed door.
Are all of my hopes just based on folklore?

I opened my Bible in search of more light,
“Trust in the Lord; in him take delight;
Dwell in the land and do what is right;
Be silent before him, there’s no need for fright.”

“The Lord watches over the blameless by day,
Securing their steps, extending their stay;
Take refuge in him- for help’s on the way.”
(Remember: his patience is not a delay.)

-Wills Osborn 

“Trust in the Lord and do what is good; dwell in the land and live securely.
Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you your heart’s desires.”

Psalm 37:3-4, 5-7, 18, 23-24, 34, 39-40 CSB https://www.bible.com/bible/1713/PSA.37.CSB


Last week I contacted a leasing agent to set up a time to view an apartment he was representing. We scheduled to meet at the property at 10:30am on Friday. I started getting excited. The apartment looked really cool in the photos, was in an ideal location, and was being offered month-to-month!

On Friday, when I woke up, the first thing I read was a text from the agent. It went like this, ” Hello Wills. Just wanted to let’s you know we recieved an app last night. Will cancel our appointment for now. But I will let you know if the unit become available again.”

My heart sank. I felt supremely disappointed. I had been so excited about the prospect of the new place. I was sure the Lord could bless it. But, there were my dreams, shattered on the floor.

Then, I opened my Bible app to the “Psalm of the day,” Psalm 37, and encountered a passage that almost perfectly addressed my distress. I encourage you to read the passage (link above) if you aren’t familiar with it!

Although I don’t understand the purpose for this bump in the road, I know that the Lord has a plan and that he takes care of those who trust in him!


  1. I will pass on a statement from a dear old brother who was a real spiritual mentor to me….”oftentimes disappointments are HIS APPOINTMENTS”…take heart Wills, God is NEVER anyone’s debtor.


    1. Thanks for passing that along, Ron!
      I have been learning a few lessons lately and I trust that patience will be one of the future benefits.


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