Discouraged and tired I sat by the road,
I scrunched up my brows and stared
at my load.
I pondered the purpose of difficult days,
I wondered about life's extended delays.
My heart was hurting and I sank in despair,
Nothing I looked at seemed to be fair.
Tears filled my eyes and I looked to the
My heart held the question, why Father why?
In the quiet I heard a voice soft and clear,
My daughter I love you and I am here.
The journey is long and the load your gift,
I promise if you try I will comfort and lift.
Remember your Redeemer carried this for you,
A burden He took to help see you through.
You are more than you think and I know you can shine,
Amid every heartache please remember your mine.
Virtues are found as you endure
The weight of your burden is the joy you may know.
Push past the natural man and rely on your King,
Be faithful and joyful, remember to sing!
The voice of my Father departed and I,
Looked once again with my face
toward the sky.
Thank you dear Father for your mercy and care,
Thank you for my Savior and all you share.
Thank you for helping me find courage once more,
I know I can reach that far distant shore.
I stood with love and
put on my pack,
It's weight seemed light as it sat on my back.
I walked toward home and felt God near,
And I filled the air with a song of cheer!
I traversed every hill and felt quite fine,
For I knew my Father was watching
He loves me I thought and I want him to see,
I'm keeping His Son living in me.
Once more I heard a sound sacred and divine,
I love you and I'm glad you are mine!
I felt a sweet peace the Spirit so strong,
And sang out with joy, I know I belong!
Written by Michelene