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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 4 – Masters)
Topic: See (07/22/10)

TITLE: Prayer of My Heart
By Ruth Neilson
07/27/10


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Walls, blank walls
Nothing to show for my efforts.
Nothing! Nothing to see!
GOD! Where are YOU!?
I call to You in the mornings
I look for You in the noon hour
And I seek Your face in the evenings...

Isn't that what is always taught?

Ask!
Seek!
Find!
And NOTHING!
Where is God-Yireh
My dreams are scattered in the wind--
Dancing in mockery showing me what the world sees.

But You are there,
Aren't You?
I am something more than a failure--
Worthless and abandoned...right?
I will amount to something and
Make an impact for You...right?
So...I will try again.

Just like I've always been taught.

I call to You in the mornings
I look for You in the noon hour
and I seek Your face in the evenings...
Maybe--
Just maybe, I'll see the grand plan.
But, if not...I'll be okay with that too.
You did promise that one day I'll see the plans
And that they were good ones too!

But, I have to ask
When...when will I see it?
The promise, I mean.
When will I see it?
Will I be like Abram—
Waiting for a promised child?
If so...
That's okay with me too.

Because, I know that it will come
Just like the promise of Isaiah,
Or even the promised of our Messiah...
Oh...I see now God.
The blank wall isn't blank, is it?
It's merely not time yet
Always waiting for Your perfect timing.
And it's always perfect.
--
Genesis 22:14 (The Message) ( God-Yireh --God who sees to it)


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Laury Hubrich 08/02/10
I feel like this many times. Very honest poem/prayer from the heart.
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 08/02/10
This so captured how I feel at times and reminded me to never give up, and always be strong in my faith.
Margaret Kearley 08/02/10
Wonderful honest writing that echoes from every believer's heart at times. Beautifully portrayed.
Colin Swann08/02/10
God desires a heart that pants after him like the hart pants after the water spring. Loved this devotional. Colin
AnneRene' Capp 08/02/10
You did a great job putting to words, what all of us feels at one time or another and you sealed it perfectly by reminding us in God's perfect timing.
Rachel Phelps08/02/10
Wonderful poem with a beautiful message. Well done!
Shirley McClay 08/03/10
This has been me so often in the last little while.. actually in the last few years. "Though He slay me, yet will I praise Him!"

Well done.
Mariane Holbrook08/04/10
I was glued to your entry once I started reading.. Your work is so "you" that it's always a pleasure to read it! Kudos!
Lollie Hofer 08/04/10
This was an emotional piece for sure. It reminds me of King David and some of his psalms. He would start out in a melancholy, despondent sort of mood but it would always end with him seeing the hand of God. Hope would then begine to arise. Well done.
Maria Egilsson 08/04/10
This really is a "modern" day psalm. The cry of our soul in the seasons when God is silent. Our soul knows that He is not absent but the prayer of our heart is to see.. to hear... for things to be more clear.
beautiful, honest and well done!
Mona Purvis08/04/10
Ruth, I cried as I read it. Because, I could have written it, too. What agony of the soul you potray in wonderful words.

Mona
Edmond Ng 08/04/10
Much truth in your writing. Thanks for sharing from your heart. I believe all of us here can identify with you on the feeling, yet we can be comforted with the assurance of God's perfect plan.