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Thursday, August 11, 2016

{ Loved }

Someone said it's not God's will for us to feel unloved and unwanted and insecure.
Oh, how my mind knows that.
But sometimes my heart feels differently.
When from a small child you're made to feel that way it often carries over into adulthood and sometimes it takes just the smallest of things to cause those feelings you thought you had been able to suppress come rising to the surface and flooding back.

Our daughter gave me a copy of Streams in the Desert and this poem seemed to just jump off the page and feed a hunger deep inside me reminding me that I need only to seek HIS love and that of nobody else.

Loved! then the way will not be drear;
For One we know is ever near,
Proving it to our hearts so clear
That we are loved.

Loved when our sky is clouded o'er,
And days of sorrow press us sore;
Still we will trust Him evermore,
For we are loved.

Time, that affects all things below,
Can never change the love He'll show;
The heart of Christ with love will flow,
And, we are loved.

~~~Streams in the Desert~~~
L.B. Cowman
Edited by Jim Reimann




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4 comments:

  1. Thank you for this beautiful encouragement this morning! Have a great day.

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  2. Beautiful friend...thank you...smiles

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  3. Thank you for sharing this. I love "Streams in the Desert"...used to read it every single day and every year no matter what it was always applicable to whatever we were going through. I need to pull it back out and start doing that again! Always so encouraging. Thank you for reminding us about the Friday Foto Friends. I will try to get something together! Blessings my friend!!

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  4. That is a beautiful poem. I have a copy of that book somewhere around here.
    Looks like this comment will be published this time. I can now see the publish box. : )

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Gracious words are a honeycomb,
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Proverbs 16:24