Is It Any Wonder?

 

Is It?

Is it any wonder
That the world is filled with pain,
When man sets aside its beauty,
For his own material gain?

Is it any wonder
That lovers' hearts grow dim,
When they do not hold in honor,
The love that's found within?

Is it any wonder
That the homeless often fail,
When they're forced out of house and home
To seek another trail?

Is it any wonder
That nature falls to ruin and rubble,
Because we drain it thoughtlessly,
Allowing it to crumble?

Is it any wonder
That children go astray,
Because we did not take the time,
To show them the proper way?

Is it any wonder
That evil's strong and bold,
When we can't see any goodness,
And we let our hearts grow cold?

Is it any wonder
Racism thrives, my friend,
When we cannot see the person,
Just the color of his skin?

Is it any wonder
That friendships die and fade,
When we forget the reasons,
Why they first were made?

Is it any wonder
Our world has been polluted,
When we allow our industries,
To strip it and permute it?

Is it any wonder
There's so much grief and sorrow,
That we don't even seem to care,
What will take place tomorrow?

Is it any wonder
We see no value in our brothers,
And we hold ourselves too far above,
The many needs of others?

Is it any wonder
Our world is like it is,
When all we do is grumble,
And no action do we give?

Is it any wonder
We wait in fear of Judgment Day,
When we do the things we do,
Then forget the way to pray?

 

God Knows Best!

The Lord always hears our prayers,
But He does not always say, "Yes!"
Sometimes He says, "Wait"
Sometimes He says, "No"
For He has something better for us.

God's delays are not denials,
He has heard your prayer;
He knows all about your trials,
Knows your every care.

God's delays are not denials,
Help is on the way,
He is watching o'er life's dials,
Bringing forth that day.

God's delays are not denials,
You will find Him true,
Working through the darkest trials,
What is best for you.

 

Just A Tiny Note Of Thanks

I woke up this morning and knew
that today, the sun would not be shining
and the clouds would be gray.
As I stepped outside, rain fell upon my head.
My car wouldn't start
so I walked to school instead.

I forgot all of my assignments,
I failed all of my tests.
I dropped my head in disgust
and asked the Lord for one request.
Lord, why is it that things won't go my way?

He gently replied,
"Dear child it is because you didn't
thank me yesterday.

I woke you up and enabled you
to see the sun again.
I gave you shelter, protected your family,
and even let you make a new friend.

I blessed you far greater
than I ever had before.  But you were
too busy to thank me once more.

You didn't feel sick
because I maintained your health.
You had money in your pocket
because I maintained your wealth.
You had shoes on you feet and
clothes to wear, too.

You had plenty of food to eat,
and what did you do?

You ignored me
and went about your tasks.
But when you wanted something
you never hesitated to ask.

I was there when you needed me,
and that wasn't too long ago.
But when things started going your way,
it was me you did not know.

As if that weren't enough,
I provided your favorite luxuries.
This was something I didn't have to do
-they weren't even necessities.

And when it was time
to get on your knees and show your gratitude,
You decided that after such a fulfilling day,
you weren't in the mood.

So I decided to give you just a little test.
To show you how it would feel
to stop being blessed."

I began to realize
what the Lord was saying.
And when I got home, I fell to my knees
and started praying.

He said,
"My child, you have learned
and you know I do forgive.
But remember to remember this day
as long as you shall live.

I love filling your life with joy,
and your pain I'll alleviate it.
But just a simple thank you
would show how much
you appreciate it."

~author unknown


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