Friday, September 22, 2006

Through the Storm

Dark clouds gather on the advancing wind,
The world has become a dangerous place;
Forces of evil are fighting to win,
Everywhere you see the wreckage of sin.

Temptations allure. What can a person do?
We need a bold confidence born of faith,
Remembering Who we believe,
Thankful for what we received.

Circumstances sometimes better, then worse,
Outnumbered by unbelievers,
God gives us this challenge to grow;
Surrounded, yes; discouraged, no!

Putting the struggle into perspective,
Continuing to trust and obey the Lord,
With an eternal destination in view
Keep in mind He will empower you.

God is greater than the wind and storm,
His amazing love revealed in Jesus;
One life to live, so we should see
Each day is opportunity.

By Elaine Hardt ©2006