In this land filled hardship and distress,
I trust in my Lord, my rock and fortress.
The words on my heart I will inscribe;
That all may know of His word, my guide.
My eyes have seen the evils of this land;
And my ears now hear the pleas of man.
Do not let your arrogance rule the nation;
It is in repentance you will find salvation.
Only in the quiet, trusting in God’s grace,
Can you hope to find peace in this place.
Let not your heart be troubled with fear;
For an expecting heart will find Him near.
The Lord our God longs to bless His own;
He sees your plight and hears you groan.
The feast of feasts has long been prepared;
Receive His mercy and no more be impaired.
Do not turn to the left or to the right,
For His word alone bring truth to light.
Delve deep as searching for treasure;
And you will be blessed beyond measure.
As you rise in the morning, call on Him;
In everything you face, turn to Him.
Trust Him to keep you from all wrong,
When the storms of life grow strong.
Carl A. Gooch ~ 23 January 2013