Imperfect World

Imperfect World

By Destiney McIntosh

I hold your imperfect world in my hands

And I don’t mind

Who even determined the true image of the world

Who says your version is incorrect

Imperfection does not equate to improper

It’s just different from the “standard”

What I equate to this imperfect world that is in my hands

Is God’s perfect plan

He is an expert at molding imperfection

Taking what is marred and damaged

And making a masterpiece

I will not judge this imperfect world that you gave me

You can’t control the fact that it’s this way

It’s what you received

I just put it in God’s perfect hands

I trust his perfect work

His perfect plan

I trust his promise

Despite what it looks like

This world in my hands


I wrote this poem two years ago in a completely different context, but as I was thinking on two scriptures today, this poem came to my mind and it felt completely ironic how this poem fits so perfectly into what is going on right now.

The imperfections and chaos of the world so obvious in this uncertain time that we are living in. And yet there are two scriptures on my heart that remind me that no matter what the world looks like, it is in God’s perfect hands.

The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof; the world and they that dwell within (Psalm 24:1)

And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: for thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever. (Matthew 6:13)

As I was in the car this morning, I was reminded that the earth belongs to God and he is excellent. He has created all things. And when we take our eyes off of the world, and look at the one who is holding it, we see that we are in the hands of a perfect God that is greater than this imperfect world.

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