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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Outlook (06/02/11)

TITLE: Safe?
By Allison Egley
06/08/11


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What are You doing, God?
Why are you putting me through these things?
My soul longs to know.
What good can come from this?

If You are real, then... why?
Why. It's the eternal, unending question.
I ask in the night,
When my thoughts seem to overwhelm me.

I ask in the day,
When the sun fails to warm my heart.

They say I am a man after Your own heart.
Me? How could that be?
I question You.
Sometimes You answer me;
Sometimes You don't.
Or at least I don't feel Your answer.

But then...
Then You show me You care.
You lift me up.
Your remind me;
You are the one who made me.

If You are the one who created me,
Then I can't be useless.

My soul yearns to know what You know.
I long to see what is in store;
To see where all this is going.
And yet...

No matter what, I will trust in You.
You are with me.
When my outlook is desolate,
And I can't see You

You wait.
You turn my outlook back to You.
Once again I feel...
Safe.

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Based on the Psalms of David


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Sarah Elisabeth 06/12/11
Amen! This felt like a modern day psalm. The doubt, the questioning, then the ultimate in trust and praise for the One who is most faithful.

Enjoyed!
Rachel Phelps06/12/11
I love the last stanza - excellent wrap up to such a lovely poem. Well done!
Colin Swann06/13/11
Extremely poignant verses of hope shining through the fogginess of life. Thanks!
Janice Fitzpatrick06/16/11
Well done! I really like this heartfelt piece. Congrats on the win.
Rachel Phelps06/16/11
Great message. Congratulations on your EC!