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Disappointment and Discouragement
10/6/2015 12:00:01 AM by: Linda Wood Rondeau

I read a devotional this morning that said discouragement and disappointment go hand in hand. When we are disappointed, discouragement soon follows. If you are struggling with either today, I hope these poems will be a blessing to you.
 
DISAPPOINTMENT
By Linda Rondeau
 
 
The expected unfulfilled
   Longing for the path denied
        The something unattainable
            Emptiness and sorrow mingled
 
Yet in that vacant spot
    God prepares His filling
         Now unknown but promised
             Something better than the lost
 
Trusting in an unseen pledge
    Steadfastly pursuing faith
         Resting solely in His Grace
              Hope is ours to hold
 
 

Determination

By Linda Rondeau
 
Consider the squirrel.
He scurries through snow-covered grass
Gathering his winter supply
Undeterred by chilly mornings
He forages through autumn leaves   
 
The sparrow sleeps upon a branch
Content within the fortress of his wings
Shielded from the midnight rain
When morning breaks he sings his song
Though none may hear its resonance.
 
Even the slug continues on
His pace nearly stagnant
Toward his mysterious destination 
And yet there is a scheme in his existence
.
If our Maker
Created these so small
Resilient to nature’s tempers
Why do we worry 
When buffeted by the gale?
Are we not more than these?
 
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