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Whence lingers deep sorrow and heartache…

born of pain consumed and flesh to feel,

grief speaks louder than fortune found betwixt

rising and setting sun or night too real,

sensations perchance to falter growth or lead

to troubles to fill a sea of doubt by worry,

flooded dreams to flounder be, calamity is the

rip tide which follows and drowns its fury,

scorn of waves to well within and overtake

a life of weary worn existence, to die…

unheeding clear signs of dire dread, depths

beyond outrageousness, take arms to really try.

1 Peter 2:19 KJV


19 For this is thankworthy, if a man for conscience toward God endure grief, suffering wrongfully.

Job 20:5 KJV


5 That the triumphing of the wicked is short, and the joy of the hypocrite but for a moment?

Psalm 51:12 KJV


12 Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit.

Luke 11:20 KJV


20 But if I with the finger of God cast out devils, no doubt the kingdom of God is come upon you.

judgment and the love of God–in Matthew 23:25 , “judgment, mercy, and faith.” The reference is to Micah 6:6-8 , whose third element of all acceptable religion, “walking humbly with God,” comprehends both “love” and “faith.” The same tendency to merge greater duties in less besets us still, but it is the characteristic of hypocrites.

Micah 6:8 He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.

Let not your camel saddle be empty... your grief to grow! Allow joy to fill your heart.

Let not your camel saddle be empty… your grief to grow! Allow joy to fill your heart.