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In the Presence
by Linda Wright
01/11/10
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I lift my voice to Thee on high.
Incline thine ear; O hear my cry.
Each sorrow, burden, need and care
Ascends to Thee on wings of prayer.
For problems mount on every side;
In fear and trembling I abide.
Tarry not, my Lord, I pray.
I need your mercy now... this day!

My God was faithful to His Word;
Each tearful prayer my Jesus heard.
He answered every earnest plea
Not as I thought, but differently...
For circumstance remained the same,
Yet in the Presence of that Name,
Perspective changed and I could see
My life in light of Eternity...

How when engulfed by darkest night,
When fear blocked every ray of light,
When friendless, loveless, all alone...
'Tis then I took Him as my own.
When drowning in my sin and mire,
He became my heart's desire.
O bless the sorrow; bless the pain
That let me call on His dear Name!

More trials prepared the fertile ground
Where persevering faith abounds.
That faith then caused my feet to stand.
I grasped another's trembling hand...
For sorrow wondrously wrought in me
A deep and blest capacity
To understand and comfort saints
Who, like me, were weak and faint.

How sufferings in this present life--
Loneliness, heartache, pain and strife--
Are worthy not to be compared
To all the glory I shall share
With other sinners saved by grace
Who ran with faith this earthly race
Until they reached that golden shore
Where tears and death shall be no more.

Yes, in the Presence of that Name,
Though circumstance remained the same,
Perspective changed and I could see
My life in light of Eternity.
Lord, keep my vision ever clear
To always see beyond these tears
When sorrows of this life have passed
And I am home with Thee at last.


Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God.
2 Corinthians 1:3,4 NIV

For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.
Romans 8:18 KJV

For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.
2 Corinthians 4:17,18 NIV





If you died today, are you absolutely certain that you would go to heaven? You can be! TRUST JESUS NOW

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Carol Penhorwood  15 Apr 2011
Truly inspired. Looking forward to reading more from this anointed pen.
Yvonne Osborne  09 Jan 2011
Absolutely beautiful, every word.
Colin Moffett 10 Sep 2010
Linda this is an absolutely beautiful poem. I have missed you so much my friend but I hope you will keep writing such lovely poetry. God bless
Helen Dowd  25 Apr 2010
Linda, you took me into the Presence of the Lord with this poem. It is uplifting and soothing. Thanks for sharing. I trust all is well with you. Sometimes time does not permit a person to stay in touch...God's richest blessings on you...Helen
Julia May 11 Jan 2010
Dear Linda, Thank you for listening to the Holy Spirit's voice while writing this beautiful poem. It touched my heart this morning. He has given you a wonderful gift. In Christ's Love, Julia
vincent lyons 11 Jan 2010
This is beautiful and an encouragement us all, that in all things God is working to fulfill His wonderful and perfect will. Keep on writing for Him. Vince.




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