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#   Title

5—My List is Too Long

4—Running Away

3—Eternal Spring

2—Remember This

1—Believing God


# 5


My List is Too Long

 

When my brain is frozen

and my legs are too,

because I can’t figure out

what first to do—

 

When my list is too long

and my aptitudes fail, 

my intensions are good,

but I move like a snail—

 

I see my abilities

just as they are—

lacking perfection.

I am no “superstar.”

 

But, tasks unfinished

Don’t take worth away.

I still have value.

It will be okay.

 

I am not defined

by what I produce.

A good reminder,

not so obtuse.

 

So, drink that cup

of humility stew, and

look to the morning

when mercies are new. 1.

 

Through minuscule faith,

and nights of rest,

the day brings hope

and fresh progress.

 

He will join in my work,

whether great or small.

Help comes from the Lord, 2.

when I “hit the wall.”

 

In tasks major or minor,

or, in questions quite deep,

the Good Shepherd gives strength,

and relief to His sheep.  3.

 

 

1.  Lamentations 3:22-23

2.  Psalm 121:2

3.  Psalm 23:1-4

 


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12.6.15

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# 4


Running Away

 

Here I lie in my bed

Waiting for the days I dread

Seeking answers with my head

To console my heart of lead.

 

Putting up a modest fight—because

“Two wrongs don’t make a right.”

Yellow “Cautions,” all I see

Before the madman driving me.

 

He runs the lights with reckless glee

Escaping imagined emergencies.

Real-life heart-aches, I agree

Could catch us, if we don’t flee.

 

But left also, are patient friends

Who will forgive and make amends

Who challenge, love, even defend…

We would be helped, in the end.

 

Different heartaches, some more dire,

Lie up the road, like a flash fire

Denied by promises from a Liar

Who laughs when faith is retired.   1.

 

Take courage child.  You can’t outrun

The love and care of God’s own Son.

So, when that fire is all done,

“Beauty from ashes,” has begun.  2.

 

 

1.  John 8:44c;  2 Cor. 5:7

2.  Isaiah 61:3

 

 

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5/12/10

(C) 2015 gratefulsue



# 3


Eternal Spring

 

As the tree looks almost dead

in winter months, I know instead,

 

it holds a secret—yet unseen.

When comes the spring, its life has been

 

holed up inside and waiting for

the call of God—leaves to restore.

 

To break the hold of winter’s grasp,

God brings forth life, as springtime laughs.

 

So too, will I laugh and rejoice!

When I am gone, I’ll raise my voice

 

to praise My Savior, lift His name—

who for His love for sinners came

 

to live on earth, to die for us,

to resurrect!  In Him I trust.

 

This dead tree, full of selfishness,

is cleansed and free!  I must confess—

 

He kept His promise of new life! 1.

Through faith in Him, I’m done with strife.

 

Just as the Savior rose from death,

I’ll do so—after my last breath. 2.

 

Spring’s reminder, Easter morn,

gives hope to all who are reborn. 3.

 

Eternal spring—my destined way,

I’ll see no more, a winter day!

 

 

1.   John 3:16

2.   John 11:25

3.   John 3:5-7

 

gratefulsue

3/20/13

(C) 2015 gratefulsue



# 2

 

Remember This

 

Your God is good

Your God sees all

He gives you light

He hears you call

 

He sends you sun

Along with rain

He knows what’s best

He feels your pain 

 

His mercies come

Both small and grand

In daily bread

In joys not planned

 

Remember this

When all seems dark

May grace, your faith

And “first-love” spark 1.

 


1.  Revelation 2:4


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3/3/05

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# 1

 

Believing God

(a song)

 

Believing God is hard to choose

     when I’m so full of fear.

I look around, look at myself

     and just break down in tears.

So many problems to worry about

     the future for my life is so unclear.

 

     But, if I turn my focus around,

     By faith conclude my fears are unsound…

 

            God responds to people who believe that He’s Himself.

            Full of wisdom, power, grace.  Not weak, or something else...

           

            God responds to people who believe that He’s Himself.

            God is honored when I choose to trust in Him…and not myself.

 

Believing God is easy to do,

     if I just know His Son.

And knowing Jesus takes some time;

     I feel I’ve just begun.

So, that’s what I’ll do, the rest of my life.

     Knowing His Word will bind us as one.

 

     So, while I’m growing, God help me stay,

     Closer to Jesus’ side, I pray…

 

            God responds to people who believe that He’s Himself.

            Full of wisdom, power, grace.  Not weak, or something else...

             

            God responds to people who believe that He’s Himself.

            God is honored when I choose to trust in Him…and not myself.

 

 

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6/24/83

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