Thursday, September 4, 2008

A Friend When You Need One

Written By Bro. Jerry Bouey

It's so easy to get discouraged,
To be downcast or in despair.
When you feel all alone in your wilderness,
And it seems that no one cares.

That's when temptation hits the hardest,
Where the battle is nearly lost - or won.
When you stumble through dark valleys
And gloomy shadows hide the Son.

In your loneliness and your struggles,
Here's a solution that may seem odd -
Don't look around to man for comfort,
Instead, with hope, look up to God.

Jesus will provide the grace you require
And His Word will light the way.
All you need is faith to claim His promises,
And your night will turn to day.

The Lord knows your each and every need -
He knows, before you even ask in prayer.
Just keep on being faithful to Him,
And, in time, His answer will be there.

So instead of giving up in disgrace,
Do the work that must be done;
You will find that as you run the race,
God will bring a friend when you most need one.

This poem was taken from a book put out by Bro. Jerry Bouey - for information on how to get this book please contact Bro. Jerry on his Songs In The Night is a very helpful and encouraging book of poems.


That Good Part said...

What a wonderful poem!
Have I told you I enjoy your blog?
If not, consider yourself told...LOL!


Sis. Julie said...

That Good Part....No. I don't recall seeing you comment before on my blog. But thank you for letting me know you enjoy your visits here. It's always nice to hear encourages my heart and keeps me posting. Thank you again!!

Deborah said...

Great poem! Bro. Jerry has some wonderful poems on his site.

Sis. Julie said...

Sis. Deborah....Yes he does!!

Jerry Bouey said...

Thanks Sis. Julie for posting one of my poems on your blog. When I used to deal with severe depression, I found there was the temptation to compromise and be around the wrong crowd - as much of my depression came from loneliness. Then when I got my heart right with the Lord, I realized that the best way to overcome loneliness was to keep doing right - keep being faithful - and God would bring the right kind of friend along - when you really need one. I have found that to be true so many times - whether in my life or in the lives of others, and sometimes I was the friend that God brought into others' lives and used to encourage and strengthen them.

Lisa said...

Thank you Sis Julie for sharing the great poem. I hope things are going better for you.
Blessings. Lisa

Tori said...

Nice poem, thanks for sharing.
Praying things are looking up for you.

Anonymous said...

Brother Jerry's poems are always such a blessing! Sis. Deborah's devotionals are too! We have some talented believers as friends, don't we? :-)

Sis. Julie said...

Sis. Kate....Yes we do....and you are one of those talented friends too!! :)


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