Copyright, by Joan Clifton Costner
In My Weakness
When you're lost in a sea of indifference,
When you're drowning but nobody cares,
When it seems all is lost ('though you've paid the high cost)
And you can't pierce the ceiling with prayers,
When you're standing for right (but, alone in your fight),
When your heart is breaking in two ...
Dear friend, just recall the sparrows that fall.
He really does care for you.

Sometimes in losing, we win more
And, sometimes, the battle's not o'er.
Sometimes, the struggle creates the strength
To raise us up where eagles soar.
When we have reached the High Places
And we gaze at the struggle below,
The tapestry woven will look from above
Like it never could from here below.

God does have a plan and a purpose
And things never happen by chance.
What you see through the lens, with study,
Is not just the same as a glance.
So, when troubles and trials beset you,
Hold on! And, study with care!
You'll find the trace of His finger
And you'll know He is answering prayer!

It is not just the present and past He can see
And it's not just the loss or the win.
But, He sees beyond and He sees results
And knows how the twig turns and bends.

I like to think that each twist and turn,
In this gnarled old bark of mine,
Drove my roots deeper still; seeking guidance until
They're forever entwined in Thine!

And He said unto me, "My grace is sufficient for thee:
for my strength is made perfect in weakness."
II Co. 12:9

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