God, Your Wisdom Is Our Desire

God, Your wisdom is our desire.
We need to know how to go.
We pray that the Holy Spirit
Would help us to know.
Your protection is our need.
We have so much confusion.
Revenge can seem so sweet.
What an evil illusion.
We need Your patience, Lord,
As ours is so weak.
Balance is being quiet
And courage to speak.
God, we need all of You
To be everything for us.
Without Your love and rule
Life will remain unjust.

5-1-08 Written by Gail Brookshire
(by the grace of God)

Our Parental Father

Many times in our world
we are discouraged in helping our kids,
especially if they’re grown up
or even have their own kids.
Yet God is our example
in how he’s always there for us.
His love is giving and patient,
as well as good and just.
There is a need to grow and learn,
and a pleasure in seeing fruit,
but God is a parent who knows
we are always seeking the truth.
He also knows that though we learn,
we still are able to fail,
and just like a sympathetic father,
he longs to make us feel well.
Don’t give up on your kids,
and give them all you can.
God never gives up on us,
and walks us hand in hand.

4-28-12 Written by Gail Brookshire
(by the grace of God)

Love For Others

So many souls starving for love
have never encountered His presence,
or at least have not been aware
of His very essence.
They have searched and failed,
or trusted in the wrong kind of love.
By the time they have heard,
they doubt the great God above.
They do not know His saving grace.
They do not trust His way.
They do not understand
the love they throw away.
We are to be that love for God,
as we love one another,
bringing God to these hungry souls
by esteeming one above the other.
By loving and forgiving those
who have wronged us,
we are showing others
how His love is pure and just.
Lord, teach me to love my neighbor
as I would love myself.
I pray and thank the Holy Spirit
for all heavenly help.

4-17-15 written by Gail Brookshire