Climbing Rainbows

"Whenever the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and all the living creatures of every kind on the earth." -Genesis 9:16

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Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Relief

For a friend...

Relief

I wish I had a healing balm
To soothe the burning barbs of pain
Which tear your heart and snag your spirit,
For my heart yearns to ease your hurt;

But somehow, though it all seems wrong,
God’s using it to make you strong…

I wish I had a miracle
That I could use to change your world;
But all I have is a heart of love,
And so I choose to pray for you;

Engulfed in peace, God answers prayer—
I know you’re safe in Father’s care…

5 Comments:

Blogger Brianna C. said...

But somehow, though it all seems wrong,
God’s using it to make you strong…


That's always a great thought... Thanks.

8:14 AM  
Anonymous Grace said...

That is an exceptionally meaningful poem. The first and third paragraphs mean a lot to me. I've been there, felt that, wished I could touch someone with a miracle and make all their pain go away . . . but all I can do is pray and try to encourage them, watch and wait. Somethings things don't get better overnight, but God is always working in the lives of those He loves. My prayers are heard. It's a great feeling when I am otherwise helpless . . .

Sometimes it's really hard to trust someone you love to God's care, isn't it? But . . . watching God work in that person's live is an amazing thing.

10:57 PM  
Blogger Benjamin Graber said...

Sometimes it's really hard to trust someone you love to God's care, isn't it?

Yes, it can be so hard to leave it to Father to take care of someone you love, but it helps to remember that in His arms is the best possible place for that person to be...

7:38 AM  
Blogger sarah said...

That is an great poem Ben, reminds me of days past in GAW.

12:07 AM  
Blogger Benjamin Graber said...

That is an great poem Ben, reminds me of days past in GAW.

Thanks, Sarah...

7:45 AM  

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