Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Guest Blogger Debi Smith: A Poem Entitled "But Then God..."

Sunrise No. 2
Galatians 1:15 "But when God, who had set me apart even from my mother’s womb and called me through His grace, was pleased."

Today I wanted to share with readers a poem my wife recently composed following one of our evening church services. Below, in her own words, is a description of the poem. I believe readers will find great encouragement in it as I have. The poem's title: "But Then God...". 

Guest Blogger Debi Smith: In her own words...
"Tonight at church a verse in Galatians touched me. Galatians 1:15 comes about after Paul explains his sordid past, but then God in His grace used him. I came home and wrote this poem based on this verse and as a testimony to what God has done in me over the last 40 years."

"But then God …"
By Debi Smith

Once I was lost in the dark, floundering aimlessly on my own,
BUT THEN GOD lit a light and He led me to His throne.

Once I was nothing more than a corpse filled with decay
BUT THEN GOD gave me life and showed me His way.

I once lived as an orphan, not knowing how to give or receive love
BUT THEN GOD taught me the difference between conditional and that from above.

I still fail Him and wonder how He could love me,
BUT THEN GOD whispers my name and I fall to my knees.

I lose track of my words and say things I regret
BUT THEN GOD forgives and pushes “reset”.

I worry at night about situations I can’t control
BUT THEN GOD soothes then reminds me worry takes a toll.

One day I will close my eyes and I will breathe my last breath,
BUT THEN GOD will take my hand and lead me where there is no more death.

No matter what I do, what I say, or how I feel…
No matter the circumstances in which I must deal…
No matter the failures and mistakes that I make …
No matter what this world throws and the toll that it takes …
If we serve Him in love no matter the places we trod
He’ll end every sentence of our life with the assurance of BUT THEN GOD

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