Do you love me?
"Lord", I cried, and said, "Do you love me?"
"You seem not to care when these things happen,
When my child gets run down by a drunk driver.
When my husband loses his mind with grief,
And then spends the last ten years of his life
Grieving himself to death!"
"Lord, do You care that I have no car,
no good and decent place to lay my head?
You promised to be my Husband, Provider, Friend.
You said You'd never leave me til the end.
I have waited and obeyed as best I can.
What else can I do?"
God answered me, and said: "Child, do you love Me?
You seem only to love Me
if everything is going as you say.
Your faith wavers day to day, and minute to minute;
Can you not see My Hand at work in your life anyway?
Does that mean you don't love Me,
Because your faith isn't strong today?"
God answered me, and said: "I love you.
I have provided all you will ever need.
I know it seems slow to you;
But, blessed are those who wait upon the Lord.
I want you to see that you love Me more
Than these things you are so impatient to possess."
"Yes, Lord, I see, You love me;
enough to say no sometimes
when I think you really must say yes.
Thank you Father, for loving me.
I bow my knee to your provision and care.
I lay my burdens at the feet
Of the one Who loves me."
[ by: Virginia Marie Swift -- from Andy Chap ]
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