Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Not Forsaken!

To the utter depths of darkness
Beams the steadfast light of Love
Into every hurt and heartache
Pours its passion like a dove

God, have mercy on our sorrow
God, let your Presence be known
Thou who didst bear every horror
Hears our pleading, needing groan

We are tried but not forsaken
Perplexed, but not in despair
For we know someday we’ll waken
Far and free from this world’s care

Though we stumble, God upholds us
Though we crumble, still we stand
For, to utter depths of darkness
Streams the love from Nail-scarred Hands

© Janet Martin

We remember the hurting in Brussels and include in those prayers a plea for those the whole world over where headlines of hurt and suffering could fill fathoms. God is faithful...

... we are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; 
perplexed, but not despairing;  
persecuted, but not forsaken; 
struck down, but not destroyed;  
always carrying about in the body the dying of Jesus, 
so that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our body.…
2 Cor 4:8-10

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