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“God Sends Little Comforts”

God sends little comforts along with some pain,

Like a redbird in flight or a gentle, steady rain.

Just little things bring unexpected delights:

A meaningful word said, a beautiful sight.

A Divine appointed meeting, a loving note received,

A tender expression given, a lost item retrieved.

The absolute working of God in a loved one's heart,

Just hearing the words, "new beginning / fresh start."

A desire accomplished – sweet; a necessity supplied;

An answered prayer that God Himself perfectly timed.

Spring's plump, red cherries; fall's bright leaves of color,

Winter's pure white snow; the ocean's blue in summer.

Happy days remembered, hope for more to come;

Sounds and smiles of little ones, songs sweetly sung.

My pain can find me falling flat on my face;

God's comforts lift me to experience new grace.

When my heart is wounded, my tears flow with heat;

How can little comforts the painful sadness meet?

The pain is filtered through God's loving, faithful hand;

Drawing me closer to Him, strengthening me to stand.

He teaches me lessons; I have so many to learn.

Through pain, I always find comfort in His Word.

May I humbly and diligently seek His likeness to gain

Actively seeing God's comforts, new mercies to obtain.

"Comfort your hearts,

and stablish you in every good word and work."

~II Thessalonians 2:17

"It is of the LORD's mercies that we are not consumed,

because His compassions fail not.

They are new every morning: great is Thy faithfulness."

~Lamentations 3:22-23

© 2011 Jeri Lynn Wilkerson / Morning Joy Compositions

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