Hi y’all! I wanted to share a poem with you this evening.
Desert places. Frowns on faces.
Dry for many years. Nights of profuse tears.
Wondering, ‘Lord why not me?’
Once I was so happy and free.
Now I’m feeling unloved and pushed back.
I want to get out of here. All of it up pack.
But something reminds me to stay.
That God, You are making the way.
You want me to stay and abide.
Even though I want to go and hide.
You want me to trust you and wait.
I KNOW You, my God, will never be late.
Though my heart has felt dry and hopeless.
The Holy Spirit points me to this.
God is working even in the heartache.
He towards heaven you will take.
Along the way you will lose stuff, things, friends.
Yet Jesus Christ will be you to the very very end.
His sweet presence and glory will be your greatest hope
He’ll carry you on that upward and downward slope.
Romance may be fleeting, but love will endure.
Of Jesus’ constant love you can be constantly sure.
Silver and gold will be gone, but Jesus never fails.
His STRONG MIGHTY arms carry you up hill and over dale.
Jesus Christ, our glory, worthy of all the praise.
He’s worth continuing and finishing the race.
Jesus is your treasure, and He will be your rock.
Even when life gets hard and gives you quite the shock.
Daily you will face death, sorrow, and despair.
Yet the still small voice of the Spirit is there.
Listen for His prompting in the Word.
Bow and kneel your heart daily to the Lord.
The desert places may be dry and hard, difficult to traverse.
Yet Jesus will never desert you, He will your wounds nurse.
He will make you more holy, to follow Him more each day.
Helping you conquer your sinful flesh along the narrow way.
Deserts may test your limits, but beauty comes from ashes.
Jesus Christ will all the despair and hopelessness banish.
I can testify to His never failing love and grace.
And someday I can not wait to see my Savior’s face.
And say, ‘Thank you Lord Jesus for holding me, through all of life’s many hurts.’
‘Thank you Jesus for loving me when my emotion came in so many spurts.’
‘Thank you Jesus for changing me, when I thought it wasn’t possible.’
‘For reminding me that your kingdom, your work in my life is unstoppable.’
i hope this is encouraging to y’all. Lately I’ve been posting what’s been happening in my life and family on Instagram (if you want to catch up there)
have you ever walked through spiritual desert places or a place where you feel like you’re waiting on the edge of something but it hasn’t happened yet?
how do you wait on the Lord in a drier desert place?