To answer each one of them
For you, can it be quite a task?
All your promises to me,
Can I trust that you’ll fulfill
What you said that you would do?
Or am I doubting still?
When you tell me to do
Something big, how do I know
That to me, Your servant,
Your favor you will show?
Sometimes a storm engulfs me
And I simply have no choice
But to cling only to you,
Though I cannot hear your voice.
These are my weakest moments:
When the days grow cold and rough.
I really need you then
And You, God, will be enough.
The only thing I hold onto
My hope when I’m unstable,
Is that you’ve never let me down,
For you are always faithful.
-- C.V., girl, age 14
"He will cover you with His pinions, And under His wings you may seek refuge; His faithfulness is a shield and bulwark." (Psa 91:4 NASB)
"For You have been a defense for the helpless, A defense for the needy in his distress, A refuge from the storm, a shade from the heat;" (Isa 25:4a NASB)
"For He spoke and raised up a stormy wind, Which lifted up the waves of the sea. They rose up to the heavens, they went down to the depths; Their soul melted away in their misery. They reeled and staggered like a drunken man, And were at their wits' end. Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble, And He brought them out of their distresses. He caused the storm to be still, So that the waves of the sea were hushed. Then they were glad because they were quiet, So He guided them to their desired haven." (Psa 107:25-30 NASB)
The LORD'S lovingkindnesses indeed never cease, For His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness. (Lam 3:22-23 NASB)
More of our children's poems:
When I Get to Heaven
Vessel for the Master
The Spirit is willing
Pearl in the Sand
He Wants To Be Involved
Mirror of Christ
Attribution notice: Most Scripture quotations taken from the NASB.
Author's note: The poems in this blog were written by my children, ages seven through fourteen. The "Why This Blog" post explains how the Lord inspired these poems in answer to a prayer during illness. I also recommend visiting my children's blog, A Brush with Life, where you will also find beautiful art they have drawn for the glory of God. You can access my complete blog directory at "Writing for the Master." The "Clinging to the Cross" painting © 2012 is by Danny Hahlbohm, all rights reserved by the artist. Now I'd like to ask a very important question.
Do You Want to Know Him?
If you want to know Jesus personally, you can. It all begins when you repent and believe in Jesus. Do you know what God's Word, the Bible says?
“Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of God, and saying, ‘The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.’” (Mar 1:14b-15). He preached that we must repent and believe.
Please see my explanation of this in my post called "Do You Want to Know Jesus?"
Len Lacroix is the founder of Doulos Missions International. He was based in Eastern Europe for four years, making disciples, as well as helping leaders to be more effective at making disciples who multiply, developing leaders who multiply, with the ultimate goal of planting churches that multiply. His ministry is now based in the United States with the same goal of helping fulfill the Great Commission. www.dmiworld.org.