Scripture encouragement: John 16:33
Cascading, pounding, rushing waters,
unwelcome, flooding, drowned.
Parched and thirsty, shrunk,
flowing not at all,
abandoned, lonely, lost
“Why, Lord, why?” we call.
Too much, too little
God is contained in each.
It’s we who are dissatisfied,
perfection out of reach.
God’s river flows in flood, in drought,
He’s found within extremes.
He’s found whenever we reach out,
embrace His Son, our King.
It’s God’s river that carries us always,
through this life and onward still,
connected to His endless love,
through Jesus Christ, it is His will.
We cannot disconnect from Him,
all life is in God’s river!
Mercy, grace, redemption, peace,
from God Himself, the giver.
Read His word, then pray, confess,
fill your mind, your heart, your soul!
He’ll change you as He leads you,
by your side where ’ere you go.
Poem by Robin Lybeck