Do Not Expect What Has Been Before

I am the God Who made you small
I am the God Who is all in all
I have kept you through the years
And if you look, I am still here

These are days like you’ve not known
Come reverently, come you alone
Do not expect what’s been before
These are the days of The Lord

The glory that was in past days
Now seems emptiness always
Hold up your heart of poverty
Not to the past, but to Me

These are days like you’ve not known
Come reverently, come you alone
Do not expect what’s been before
In these days look to The Lord

Disappointed and betrayed
Things you hoped for slipped away
Look around at all the change
And you’ll see that I am the same

These are days like you’ve not known
Come reverently, come you alone
Do not expect what’s been before
God has not less to come, but more

Sitting lonely and alone
Far away from love you’ve known
Never doubt that I am there
With you, every tear to share

These are days like you’ve not known
Come reverently, come you alone
Do not expect what’s been before
These are the days of The Lord

“Do not say, ‘Why were the old days better than these?’ For it is not wise to ask such questions.”
—Ecclesiastes 7.10

“I press on toward the goal for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.”
—Philippians 3:14