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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Risk (05/17/12)

TITLE: Uncertain Future
By Carol Penhorwood
05/22/12


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Uncertain Future

I thought you couldn't hear me
Or that I asked in vain,
I begged and pleaded for relief,
For easing of my pain.

I knew You had the power
For You created all,
Deserving nothing,  yet I asked,
Past mercies I recalled.

 Knowing still that You know best,
Your plan will be revealed,
Give me grace to trust You, Lord,
Until then, simply yield.

Give me strength to walk this  path
That You've designed for Me,
Securely held in loving arms
Until the day I'm free.

Free from pain, anxiety,
Free from guilt, regrets,
Because You paid the debt I owed
I'm free from Satan's threats.

And so I crawl into Your lap
And feel Your arms enfold,
Whatever comes into my life,
It's Your face I behold.



Please listen, God, and answer my prayer!  I feel hopeless, and I cry out to you from a faraway land.  Lead me to the mighty rock high above me.  You are a strong tower, where I am safe from my enemies.  Let me live with you forever and find protection under your wings, my God.             Psalm 61:1-4 (Contemporary English Version)


05-19-12


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Deborah Engle 05/24/12
What a well-written poem, and so expressive of our desperate hearts. Well done.
Camille (C D) Swanson 05/25/12
Sparkling piece of poetry. I enjoyed this so much. It touched my heart. Thank you.

God bless~
Verna Cole Mitchell 05/25/12
Excellent poetry--wonderful prayer.
Charla Diehl 05/25/12
Lovely poem woven together with threads of faith, trust and love for your Savior. Worth reading two or three times.
Becky Depp 05/26/12
This is a very nice poem! Good job :)
Allison Egley 05/26/12
This is beautiful. I love it.
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 05/26/12
This brought tears to my eyes. For over 23 years I've lived every second in intense often unbearable pain. You spoke the words that have been on my heart often. You also give me a sense of hope and the knowledge that I'm never alone.
Graham Insley 05/26/12
This wasn't just a poem, it was a journey; as all good poems should be.

So, I guess, I am saying that this is a good poem. Technically, I wouldn't have the faintest idea. But I loved it and it spoke encouragement to me. For me, that makes it excellent.

Thank you.
Beth LaBuff 05/28/12
Such beautiful thoughts and hope-filled. I was blessed! Thank you!
Margaret Kearley 05/29/12
This is so beautiful and the last verse absolutely precious - wonderful thoughts of trust, surrender and rest. Thankyou
Lillian Rhoades 05/29/12
This is a poem that brings to mind many poems written by Helen Steiner Rice. I love the well-constructed form and rhyming, but they cannot surpass the message.

You've given us much to hang on to, whether we experience physical or emotional pain.

Thanks, and well done!
lynn gipson 05/29/12
Beautiful...we just have to learn to let go and let Jesus have all of our problems....I finally got to that point in the last year. He heals. God Bless

I loved this...Lynn
Verna Cole Mitchell 05/30/12
The whole poem was excellent, but I loved the commitment in the last two lines best.