Life is not all doom and gloom. Just so you don’t think I’m sitting around staring at my navel all the time, I thought I’d post another poem I wrote shortly after penning “Light in my long night“.
If a faith-liftâ€™s what you need
And you’re down at the mouth
The heat is on and you canâ€™t stand the pace
Get on your knees and wait on God
And He’ll transfuse His strength
So youâ€™ll leap through any hoop
And hurdle walls.
If youâ€™ve said that you would die
If you had to front the crowd
Death to self is what He wants for then His power
Will enable you to do it
And the crowd will be aghast
As the Master gets the praise
For what they see.
If a mass of crocodiles
Makes you lose sight of your goal
And it slips your mind you came to drain the swamp
Remember what God did for Dan
When thrown among the lions
What God did to shut their mouths
Heâ€™ll do again.
If your gas tank is empty
And thereâ€™s nothing left to give
And your get-up-and-go just got up and went
Thatâ€™s when the Father starts to give.
For out of nothing He makes worlds
He turns serpents into fish
And stones to bread.
When life has turned to custard
And then youâ€™re served a lemon
And your time is filled with silly trifling things
Pour the custard on the trifle
And add sugar to the lemon
Set the table and enjoy
A cordial feast.
When you cant see the highway
For the tears that you have shed.
When you come to â€˜wits-end-cornerâ€™ and youâ€™re lost
God who knows the way will meet you
In a bottle store your tears,
Slip into the driverâ€™s seat
And steer your life
Itâ€™s a paradox
A heavenly paradox
That Jesus turns our failures into joys.
He who died to die no more
Lives to even up the score,
So for those who own His name