LOSING HEART

In the freshest part of life, a tragedy strikes a friend.
He’s told he has a problem that could bring his life to an end.
It’s a tragedy that can kill his family, as well as his friends.
But it’ll take a miracle of God to make it all the same again.
And the agony inside such a strong young man
Is challenged alone by God’s own hand.
The fear in his heart and the pain in his soul,
Will he survive what is left untold?
We just have to wait and pray to our God
That he’s needed more here than he is with God.
Whatever it turns out to be, we need to keep in mind
That whatever God chooses, He has us all in mind.
So don’t get disheartened, remember to have faith.
It may just be that this is a test of faith.

11-17-1993 Wednesday
Written by Gail Brookshire
Inspiration: For a friend in his young 20s.
He developed a fatal heart defect.
They did 2 different surgeries and praise God,
he has been just fine all of these years!

A Land of Rest

A land of rest…
is there such a place?
That would certainly be filled
with God’s mercy and grace!
To have no worries
and just enjoy the land
would have to be sheltered
by God’s own hand.
Could you imagine
living in such a land?
While I could easily long for it,
I don’t know if I can.
I would be so afraid
of everything that could go wrong.
I would surely waste
enjoying God all day long.
But thank God for heaven
and God being in control,
for I know I’ll have that land of rest
and enjoy it with my very soul!

6-7-11 Written by Gail Brookshire
(by the grace of God)