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Topic: AMAZING (04/19/18)
TITLE: Faith in the Desert
By Lisa Hudson
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I think of Job and about his life,
How blessings came and went.
And then there’s Sarah who was with child,
After ninety years were spent.
I imagine how it must have felt,
When Hannah could finally conceive.
But I can’t imagine her mother’s pain,
When she watched her Samuel leave.
It’s easy to judge those in the desert,
Wandering for forty years.
Whining for meat, instead of manna,
As a generation disappears.
I’m so amazed by the patience of Job,
And the others who watched and prayed.
I get angry if a line is too long,
Or if my plans are delayed.
I know these stories from long ago,
Seem impossible to us now.
I have trouble getting through one day,
Too busy to pray somehow.
I’ll never receive a great reward,
Or enter their Hall of Fame.
I want my troubles to be resolved,
Right now! In Jesus’ name.
I’m told the lessons that I will learn
During this present desert of woes,
Won’t compare to the blessings in store,
Of which, God only knows.
But like a child who wants it ‘now’,
I weep, and I mourn, and plea.
“God, I don’t want this anymore!
Please take this pain from me.”
Somehow, when I wake each day,
After He sees me through the night,
I realize that I am still alive,
And find the will to fight.
In my heart, I know He’s there,
Which amazes me again.
I don’t know if I would stay,
With such a whiny friend.
My God, in truth, is all I have,
He’s the only One I trust.
I will move forward, if I have breath,
Until I return to dust.
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