WHAT NOW LORD?

Dec 27, 2016 No Comments by

 

A new day begins at 12am
I lie awake thinking
of the past –
the present –
what tomorrow might bring.

The past I slip into with ease
It’s comfortable and
non threatening.
My failures I’ve faced
sins repented
forgiveness has taken place.

Except for tears that come unbidden
when thoughts of past loves become unhidden.

So . . . back to the present –
It has been a good day
with so many blessings that have come my way.
Words fill my head while I put
pen to paper and sit on my bed.

What about tomorrow?
God says “Each day has enough
troubles of its own
stay in the here and now.”

Okay Lord,
fill my here and now with
Your presence and
my mind with Your words.
Bring me restful sleep
and when I awake
I will greet the new day with . . .

What now Lord? 

 

God's Faithfullness, Poetry

About the author

Sybil was born in Timmins Ontario Canada. From there she moved to Red Lake, a little mining town in northern Ontario. When she was eleven years old, her family moved hundreds of miles south to the town of Bracebridge. It was here where she met her best friend Ann who introduced her to Jesus in a way that she had never known. A love for God and His word developed and she soon became a follower of Jesus. Sybil married when she was seventeen, and her husband was twenty-five. Over the years they were blessed with four children, three boys - Tim, Robert and Garth, and one girl - Karen. God took her faithful husband home to Heaven in December of 2010. And after much heartache and pain, but knowing what was best, God took her daughter Karen home to be with Him in February 2015. In spite of heart rending moments, God has blessed Syb in ways that often left her with her mouth hanging open in amazement! Years ago He began using her writings to reach out to those hurting, those needing an encouraging word, or to those needing to be strengthened with His love. Launching this website was another unimaginable blessing that God bestowed upon Sybil. As she began this new chapter in her life, she prayed Jesus would continue to put His words into her writings that would encourage you to seek Him for yourself. Through her writings and other writers articles included in this site, her prayer is that God will speak to you through these 'Gems' of Encouragement. May you be enlightened; inspired; taught Biblical truths; radiate with His joy; and that you will want to love others in the same way that Jesus loves you.
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