Lord, there is so much need.
So many people hurting inside.
Some struggle with how they’re living.
Some feel like they have died.
Hunger beats so mercilessly
on those already weak.
Depression fights so vigorously
on those who no longer seek.
Pain and agony rob life,
disease and illness destroy sanity.
Unkind and selfish thieves
rob the poor with their vanity.
How hopeless it all seems
when we focus on the bad.
Yet we forget you saw
all the things that make You sad.
Thank You for being our hope,
our only source of strength.
We need Your powerful compassion
to save us again and again.
2015 Written by Gail Brookshire