Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Oh Heart



                                            Oh heart, if it seems that God has not answered
                                            Some anguished cry or earnest prayer
                                            Do not think that he is not mindful
                                            Please try to never despair

                                            Although words themselves be not uttered
                                            Through agony and pain to great to say
                                            Even an unvoiced prayer he hears and answers
                                            If not in your way, in some better way

                                            Better things he promises to give you
                                            Better than you could ask, so be still
                                            And wait, hope and trust in his giving
                                            It will be the answer to his blessed will

                                            Far better than any prayer you could bring
                                            It will surpass the sorrows you bare
                                            Bring peace to your troubled dwelling
                                            No greater feeling can ever compare

                                            Beyond comprehension and all understanding
                                            His love is far greater, unseen by earthly eyes
                                            He can move mountains, walk on water
                                            In him, all hope and our salvation lies

                                            Oh heart, when thou may be troubled
                                            Suffering from pain and bitter loss
                                            Remember the promise he gave to you
                                            Cling everlasting to that old Rugged Cross

                                             Susie Swanson, 2013

20 comments:

  1. Oh Susie, you always know how to make us feel safe and secure in God's care. Truly "in him, all hope and our salvation lies." Beautiful poem!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Charlotte and you are so right.

      Delete
  2. Thank you, Susie, for sharing such a beautiful poem.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Lovely poem about strong faith...this morning I came across a friend who just adopted a baby girl and was sharing with me that both she and her husband were so grateful to God that he blessed them with this little bundle of joy, and though their situation is joy filled, they trusted in God to have things unfold for them just as they should. their strong faith was rewarded.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Thank you so much Lise. That is so sweet. I hope they enjoy many years of happiness with their bundle of joy..Their faith will carry them through. Thank you for sharing with me.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Very nice poem, Susie. Inspiring and reassuring too. I hope you are having a good week! :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Daisy. Hope you're enjoying your week as well.

      Delete
  6. My heart does safely trust in the Lord. Always. He is far better to me than I can ever conceive. Beautiful, as always, Susie! Thank you for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you. Yes he us far better to us all than we deserve.

      Delete
  7. Susie,
    What a lovely poem this is. Yes, our Lord answers us in His own time, but I believe He always hears us and answers. This is a most beautiful picture and wondering if I may use if someday on a post? I have a nice quote to go with it. I love the part where you said, "His love is far greater, unseen by earthly eyes".....so beautiful.

    I hope you are enjoying the summer days, Susie. It rained this week, and it is a rare ocassion for it to rain in a California summer.

    Love,
    ~Sheri

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Sheri. Yes you may use the picture anytime.. I was wondering if you had any rain yet.. We've actually had to much.Hugs and love to you.

      Delete
  8. Hi Susie, your poem is so beautiful and has such an important and wise message. Time always shows us that God answers our prayers in the best most loving ways. Like a loving father, he may not always give us what we think we want at the time, but it always turns out to be just what we truly need. We had another thunderstorm this afternoon. It was a big scary one with lots of wind, hail and lightening. I'm so glad that Barkley isn't scared of the thunder like some dogs, he seems to take it all in stride. I hope you have a nice evening ahead! With Love, Delisa :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Delisa. Yes he surely is there for us through the good and bad. You be safe in those storms. We are having them here too,and they get scary..Hope you have a nice weekend and evening too.

      Delete
  9. Thank you for sharing the beautiful blessing and inspiration, Susie. Blessings to you!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Hi Susie, I was just out and about tonight and thought I would pop by and say hello! I hope you are having a nice weekend. Last night we went to a German restuarant with some friends and had a wonderful time. I am enjoying a quiet evening tonight. It is still raining. But thankfully not a big storm like the ones we had last week. A friend of mine came by for a visit friday afternoon and gave me a doll to add to my collection. I think you would really like it. It is a little southern belle from the 1930's and has all her original clothing. It made me think of something you would see on the Waltons tv. show. :) I'm going to try and put some pictures up of it next week. I hope you have a restful evening ahead, I think I am going to knit a little bit and watch an old movie. Have fun! With Love, Delisa :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It's so nice to hear from you Delisa. I'm so happy to hear you've had a nice weekend. Looks like we are stuck with the rain but we are so much better off than the ones out west. I feel so sorry for them. Hope you enjoy your movie and have a nice evening. I'm looking forward to seeing pictures of that pretty little doll.

      Delete
  11. This was wonderful, Susie~ and your words were just what I needed today. Sometimes when prayers seem to go unanswered, it is hard to hold on and have faith, but HIS promises are true and he delivers the answer in HIS time!

    ReplyDelete