COMFORT FOR THE HURTING

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COMFORT FOR THE HURTING

I am not called as a poet or songwriter, that’s for sure, but in these last few days of great sorrow losing my beloved paralyzed ministry dog Mr. Simeon who was one of my greatest blessings on this earth and an enormous part of my ministry on the road for Jesus, I have been compelled to pour out my heart in a different-than-usual way. I hope perhaps you might be blessed in reading this. with love in the Lord, lara

COMFORT FOR THE HURTING

WHEN DARKNESS THREATENS
TO TAKE YOU DOWN UNDER
AND SORROW MERCILESSLY DRIVES YOU
DOWN, DOWN, DOWN BELOW
AND DEPRESSION TAKES YOU BY THE SHOULDERS
AND WORKS HARD TO PUSH YOU DOWNWARD
THERE IS A LIGHT THAT SHINES ABOVE IT ALL
AND LOVING GENTLE HANDS THAT SEEM TO REACH DOWN
AND DRAW YOU AWAY FROM IT ALL
AND A HOPE LIKE NONE OTHER HOPE
THAT WILL ENFOLD YOU AND HOLD YOU CLOSE
AND PEACE THAT WILL RAISE YOU UPWARD
AND A LOVE BEYOND ANYTHING
YOU CAN IMAGINE AND A MERCY
THAT WILL BATHE YOU IN SWEET REST
OH, THE LORD, HE IS GREATER THAN IT ALL
WHEN YOU TURN YOUR EYES FROM DARKNESS
AND POUR OUT YOUR HEART
AND HURTS AND TROUBLES AND TRIALS AND WOES
TO THE LORD, TO SWEET JESUS,
TO ALMIGHTY GOD, FATHER IN HEAVEN
WHEN YOU BELIEVE IN HIM, THAT HE IS LORD
AND HAVE FAITH IN HIS DEATH
ON THE CROSS AND IN HIS RESURRECTION,
WHEN YOU TURN TO THE LORD
AND TO HIS WAYS AND HIS LOVE
WHEN YOU RECEIVE HIS FORGIVENESS
FOR YOUR SINS AND THE PROMISE
OF FOREVER WITH HIM
OH, HOW YOU WILL FIND COMFORT
OH, HOW YOU WILL FIND LOVE SO TRUE
AND HEALING AND WHOLENESS AND HOPE,
OH COME TO THE LORD
COME TO HIS THRONE
AND TO HIS BLESSED RESTORATION
COME TO JESUS AND KNOW IT’S TRUE
THE DARKNESS YOU WILL LEAVE BEHIND
AND EVEN WHEN TEARS STILL FALL
AND LOSS STILL HURTS
AND PAIN IS STILL HARD
NO LONGER WILL YOU FACE IT IN
DARKNESS BY YOUR LONESOME
INSTEAD YOU WILL BE
WITH THE LIGHT OF LIFE
WITH JESUS FOREVER AND HIM WITH YOU
HERE ON THIS EARTH
TROUBLES WILL COME
BUT YOU WILL LOOK FORWARD
TO HEAVEN WHERE NO SORROW WILL BE
AND EVEN ON THIS EARTH
WHEN YOU FACE TRIBULATIONS
YOU CAN STAND ON THE ROCK
THAT IS CHRIST LORD JESUS
AND REST IN THE COMFORT
OF KNOWING HE IS WITH YOU,
TODAY, TOMORROW, AND FOREVER
OH COME TO THE LORD JESUS, OH COME
BE WHOLLY HIS NOW AND FOREVER
TURN YOUR BACK ON DARKNESS AND RUN INTO HIS FOLD
TAKE HOLD OF HIS LOVE AND ALL HIS PROMISES
READ HIS WORD DAILY AND SPEND TIME IN HIS PRESENCE
ON GOOD DAYS AND HARD DAYS
NO MATTER YOUR CIRCUMSTANCES
BE FAITHFUL TO HIM AS HE IS TO YOU
ENJOY INTIMACY WITH THE LORD
AND REJOICE IN HIS COMPANY
THE ONE WHO DIED ON THE CROSS
FOR YOU AND WAS RAISED FROM THE DEAD
HE WANTS YOU IN HIS COMPANY FOREVER
IN HIS PRESENCE IS LOVE NEVER FAILING
MERCY NEVER ENDING
JOY THAT ENDURES
HOPE FOREVER
PEACE SUCH PEACE
OH COME TO THE LORD JESUS
PLACE YOUR TRUST IN HIM NOW
GIVE HIM EACH AND EVERY TEAR
EVERY CHALLENGE AND EVERY TROUBLE
SEEK HIS WISDOM
AND FIND ANSWERS IN HIS WORD
FOLLOW HIS LEAD AS HE LEADS
YOU ONWARD
INTO THE LIGHT HIS MARVELOUS LIGHT
WALK WITH HIM, FRIEND,
NO MATTER YOUR STRUGGLES
DON’T HIDE IN THE DARKNESS GLOOM AND DESPAIR
HIDE UNDER HIS WINGS
WHERE HE WILL LOVE AND PROTECT YOU
HE DOESN’T PROMISE YOU
NO TRIBULATIONS
HE SAYS YES THEY WILL COME
BUT HE TELLS, YOU, DEAR ONE
TO BE OF GOOD CHEER
BUT HOW CAN YOU
BE JOYFUL
WITH SUCH SADNESS
AND BURDEN YOU WONDER
CAST EACH BURDEN UPON
HIS ALMIGHTY SHOULDERS
AND REST IN THE PROMISE
HE HAS OVERCOME THIS WORLD
AND WHEN YOU BY FAITH
AND DEVOTION TO HIM
ARE FOREVER HIS AND HE IS YOURS
THEN KNOW MOST ASSUREDLY
YOU THROUGH HIM
ARE AN OVERCOMER ALSO
AND HEAVEN AWAITS
WHERE NO PAIN WILL BE
JUST JESUS AND HIS FOLLOWERS
AND ALL HIS GLORY AND GOODNESS
AND IN THE MEANTIME
AS YOU WALK ON THIS EARTH
LEAN BACK ON HIS EVERLASTING
ALL POWERFUL ARMS
AND EVEN AS LIFE
HAS ITS WOES AND TRIALS
ENJOY HIS COMPANY
AND OH SO SWEET PRESENCE
AND TELL OTHERS MANY OTHERS
OF THE LORD, OH PLEASE DO
SO THEY, TOO,
MAY COME OUT OF THE DARKNESS
AND WALK IN HIS MOST MAGNIFICENT LIGHT
BELIEVE IN THE LORD JESUS CHRIST
TURN TURN TURN
TO THE LORD AND HIS WAYS
AND AS YOU GO ALONG
FOR THE REST OF THIS LIFE
NO MATTER WHAT
THIS LIFE BRINGS TO YOU
REJOICE, REJOICE
THAT YOU BELONG
TO THE LORD OF LORDS
AND KING OF KINGS
TO THE LIGHT OF THIS WORLD
TO GOD ALMIGHTY
FAITHER IN HEAVEN
OH HALLELUJAH
COME, COME, COME TO THE LORD!

“He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.” Psalms 91:1

“These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.” John 16:33

“Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.” John 8:12

“The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms…” Deuteronomy 33:27

“Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.” 1 Peter 5:7

“Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice.” Philippians 4:4

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