burdens lifted

October 13, 2010

~
How can God speak
If we are not listening
Stop the noise and hear
 
He brought thousands through
A painful great wilderness
He fed, clothed, and sheltered them
Disciplined and loved
Remember and consider
His faithfulness and mercy
  
There is more to the story
More information for you
More love than you can fathom
A living presence
  
He sets the lonely
In the family they need
He does the choosing
He leads the prisoners in song
He demonstrates that love
 
Find a good place of silence
Get alone and stop the noise
You comfort the wounded child
Take him/her to Jesus
 
For forty-nine years
Have I chosen to seek Him
The Spirit, my counselor
My friend and my guide
Have never let go of me
I felt discipline and love
 
It’s painful when I look back
To see how blind that I was
He carried me through the darkness
Abandoned; afraid
 
Today I sit in wonder
Focused and hungry to know
I choose to listen to God
Not the wounded child
 
My faith is in Him
The One who spoke and acted
With undying love
 
He daily bears my burden
A promise that I have seen
This promise has restored me 
“I’ll never leave you”
~
Depressed and oppressed
He comes in loving kindness
To lift the burden
My peace I will give to you
If you will only receive
~
© Terry S. Smith
October 13, 2010
  
Meditations written after reflecting on Psalms 68; John 15; Colossians 3 and Matthew 11:28-30.
Dedicated to Rick and Terry Healy
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