Into the hurting world I go

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” – John 16:33

In the midst of great pain and anguish, life can be quite difficult. Pressures from others, from day-to-day existence and challenges within us can squeeze the life out of us and steal our joy.

But, the peace and love of God is more powerful than any life event and His love can restore our hearts and our hope. So, for anyone experiencing hardship right now, I hope this short poem offers some solace.

My younger sister Susan passed away about a week ago due to cancer. But, in the middle of that terrible loss for so many, I felt a calm peace from the Lord. It was a peace that came from His love….His love for me, for her and for those that loved her. Along with my brother Jim, she was my volunteer “poetry editor”, so I’ll miss her input and great ideas. This is the last poem that she offered input on, so it’s extra special to me.

Into this hurting world I go

Where pains and hurt so often flow

But loved I am beyond my dreams

More than spawning salmon streams

This Love it has an endless shore

This Love it gives me so much more

Than any skill or hope of mine

It’s so much more, like vintage wine

But not for me to drink alone

But for a world worked to the bone

Of trying and striving and fearful too

Of pain and hurt, and all that’s blue

This Love reigns high above the cliff

And washes like a music riff

To bring the hurting with a plea

To the throne of Holy Three

Where Jesus’ love can wash them too

And change their old to something new

WGS 1/31/22

Love you dear Sissy….I’ll see you soon.

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