Friday, June 5, 2009

God Is The Answer

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GOD IS THE ANSWER

by HELEN STEINER RICE

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WE READ THE HEADLINES DAILY
AND WE LISTEN TO THE NEWS,
WE ARE ANXIOUS AND BEWILDERED
WITH THE WORLDS CONFLICTING VIEWS,
WE ARE RESTLESS AND DISSATISFIED
AND SADLY INSECURE,
AND WE VOICE OUR DISCONTENTMENT
OVER THINGS WE MUST ENDURE,
FOR THIS VIOLENT AGE WE LIVE IN
IS FILLED WITH NAMELESS FEARS
THAT GROW AS WE DISCUSS THE THINGS
THAT COME DAILY TO OUR EARS...
SO, INSTEAD OF READING HEADLINES
THAT DISTURB THE HEART AND MIND,
LET US OPEN UP THE BIBLE
AND IN DOING SO WE'LL FIND
THAT THIS AGE IS NO DIFFERENT
FROM THE MILLIONS GONE BEFORE,
BUT IN EVERY HOUR OF CRISIS
GOD HAS OPENED UP A DOOR
FOR ALL WHO SOUGHT HIS GUIDANCE
AND TRUSTED IN HIS PLAN,
FOR GOD PROVIDES THE ANSWER
THAT CANNOT BE FOUND BY MAN...
AND THOUGH THERE'S HATE AND VIOLENCE
AND DISSENSION ALL AROUND,
WE CAN ALWAYS FIND A REFUGE
THAT IS BUILT ON "SOLID GROUND"
IF WE GO TO GOD BELIEVING
THAT HE HEARS OUR SMALLEST PRAYER
AND THAT NOTHING CAN BEFALL US
WHEN WE ARE IN HIS CARE...
FOR ONLY BY BELIEVING
IN THE THINGS WE CANNOT SEE
CAN ALL NATIONS BE UNITED
IN THE PEACE THAT MAKES MEN FREE...
FOR THE SKILL OF MAN CAN CONQUER
THE WORLDS IN OUTER SPACE,
BUT ONLY OUR CREATOR
CAN ENDOW MANKIND WITH GRACE,
AND ONLY GRACE THAT IS DIVINE
CAN UNITE US WITH EACH OTHER
AND MAKE OUR ENEMIES OUR FRIENDS
AND EVERY MAN A BROTHER.



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BUT I TRUST IN YOUR UNFAILING LOVE.


I WILL REJOICE BECAUSE YOU HAVE RESCUED ME.



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PSALM 13:5
NLT

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SOME TRUST IN CHARIOTS, AND SOME
IN HORSES: BUT WE WILL REMEMBER
THE NAME OF THE LORD OUR GOD.



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PSALM 20:7
KJV

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EVEN WHEN I AM AFRAID,
I STILL TRUST YOU.



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PSALM 56:3
GOD'S WORD

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TRUST IN THE LORD AND DO GOOD;
SO YOU WILL LIVE IN THE LAND,
AND ENJOY SECURITY.



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PSALM 37:3
NRSV

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MANY SORROWS COME TO THE WICKED,
BUT ABIDING LOVE SURROUNDS THOSE
WHO TRUST IN THE LORD.



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PSALM 32:10
TLB

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RESCUE ME FROM MY ENEMIES, O LORD.


I COME TO YOU FOR PROTECTION.


TEACH ME TO DO YOUR WILL, BECAUSE YOU ARE MY GOD.


MAY YOUR GOOD SPIRIT LEAD ME ON LEVEL GROUND.



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PSALM 143:9-10
GOD'S WORD


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2 comments:

  1. Thanks very much for the kind comment.

    God Bless You~

    Julie

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