Monday, September 8, 2014

After the Storm



Good morning dear Ladies ~ Today we have another uplifting and encouraging poem written by our ‘sister’ Diana Clark.


After the Storm

Acknowledge the storm
That ripped through your life,
Tore open your heart,
And filled it with strife.
It happened to you,
This you cannot deny,
Then hear God's response
To your desperate cry,
"Trust Me."

Accept all the changes,
Don't grope for the past,
Cherish the memories
But move forward at last.
It happened to you,
It's okay to ask why,
Then hear His response
To your heartbroken cry,
"Trust Me."

Adjust to the difference,
You must yield to the flow;
At times you'll be frightened
By things you don't know.
It happened to you,
But press on--you must try,
Then hear His response
To your struggling cry,
"Trust Me."

Endure those times when
Your prayers are a groan;
The journey is hard
But not yours alone.
Consider your loved ones,
It's their plight too -
A twofold heartbreak,
For they care about you.
Yes, it happened to them,
It goes beyond "my..."
Then hear His response
To each one's cry,
"Trust Me."

His grace is sufficient,
His promises, true.
It's not about me.
It's not about you.
It's about God the Father,
His glory, His plan
For eternal salvation
Through Christ, Son of Man.
It happened to Jesus,
He suffered too,
But He chose to trust Him-
What about you?

"Lean on, trust in, and be confident in the Lord with all your heart and mind and do not rely on your own insight or understanding.  In all your ways know, recognize, and acknowledge Him, and He will direct and make straight and plain your paths."  Proverbs 3:5-6

(Read: Psalm 71:1, Matthew 26:39, Romans 8:26-28, 2 Corinthians 12:9)


With permission by: Diana Eileen Clark from her booklet

"Simply Put ~ Inspirational Poems of Hope as You Journey Through the Valley"


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