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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: At Witís End (02/13/14)

TITLE: Where Now God?
By Judy Sauer
02/13/14


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What are you telling me God?
What am I to learn from this moment?
Where now God?
Turn me around and show me.

Listening for your whispers God and I so desperately need to hear you
Thought I was following your voice but my efforts got me nowhere
Every door I knock upon or window I crawl through leaves me empty handed
And none of this lets me follow the call I thought you asked of me

What are you telling me God?
What am I to learn from this moment?
Where now God?
Turn me around and show me.

You have reasons for all things - especially this silence that cuts right through me
It had been easier to hear the Holy Spirit whispers - once upon a time
So many times I turned a deaf ear to your callings and I am so very sorry
How I wish I had trusted my instincts Ė which really are the Holy Spiritís whispers

What are you telling me God?
What am I to learn from this moment?
Where now God?
Turn me around and show me.

My path has reached a dead place leaving me at my witís end
If you lead me I will follow but I see no guiding lights
Where do I go from here Father? What is my next step?
Who do I call upon? What words should I speak? My efforts feel so weak.

What are you telling me God?
What am I to learn from this moment?
Where now God?
Turn me around and show me.


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Lois Farrow02/20/14
Great questions and soul searching. Well done.
Toni Hammer 02/20/14
I loved this line, "How I wish I had trusted my instincts Ė which really are the Holy Spiritís whispers"

This poem is a place I find myself often. God bless you for writing this. I always like the reminder that I am not alone in these moments.
Danielle King 02/23/14
A poignant, soul searching poem that many of us can relate to. A good use of the topic too. Well done!
Noel Mitaxa 02/23/14
You've given us an update of psalms 42 and 43, expressed so candidly. Good work.
Colin Swann02/23/14
Yes, I like this. How often do we find ourselves seeking God in this way. Well written and composed. Thanks!
Judith Gayle Smith02/23/14
Exquisite prose and powerful questions . . .
Camille (C D) Swanson 02/24/14
Insightful, powerful & so well done.

God bless~
Teresa Crumpton 02/25/14
Your poem pricked at my heart. I feel so sad for you. But also thankful because you are not giving up. You are writing the truth in love. Even when you don't understand what's going on, you're hanging on to the One who knows everything and loves you and has a plan for you. All this your poem woke in me. Good job. That's what poems are supposed to do. :)
Linda Buskirk02/25/14
This is a beautiful entry that captures the anxiety, hope and confusion mixed together when life gets foggy and we're not sure if we are on the path God intended. Thank you.
Dusty Fontaine02/25/14
Thank you for this heart-felt poem. I think it will cause every reader to reflect on moments of God's silence in their lives and how they handled it.
I especially like these lines:
"You have reasons for all things - especially this silence that cuts right through me
It had been easier to hear the Holy Spirit whispers - once upon a time"
Thanks for sharing this, Judy.

Dusty
Bea Edwards 02/25/14
I really liked the repetition of your line-'turn me around and show me.'
That's what it's all about, turning around from what we think is best and seeking Him.
Nice job with this poem!
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 02/25/14
Wow this is powerful. I can feel the pleas and you managed to speak for me with your beautiful words. I could instantly relate and it gave me goosebumps.

The only red ink I have is tiny. I know punctuation is poems can be stylistic, but sometimes you used it and sometimes you didn't and that distracted me (because I've done some editing) just for a second. Also remember an em dash is as long as an "m"--and has no spaces on either side.

You took me on a journey an it was such a delight. You nailed the topic and the repetition drove your message home in the perfect way. I could almost hear this set to music and I'm not a musical person, but you did such a grand job of reaching into my heart and put my feelings into your words.