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Below is the poem entitled Job which was written by poet Tim Ryerson. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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And God answered Job from a howling hurricane
"Who is he who dares to doubt and complain?
Who is he who dares to stray from his path?
Who questions and doubts me? Who kindles my wrath?
Stand now before me, I demand it of thee
Do you see in my future? Do you know what will be?
Your mind is too tiny to comprehend why!"
Job said, "My mouth will be shut, I cannot reply."

"I have spoken of things I do not understand
Things far too wonderful for one mortal man
Now mine eyes see the wonder of thy glorious light
Helpless before thee; I give up the fight
And fall on my knees as I know that I must
Face down, I repent in ashes and dust."

Job 42:6

*This poem got an N/A in the contest 'His All-Seeing Eye'...However, it may have been my fault because it was an old poem and may not have been what the sponsor was looking for...

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  1. Date: 2/26/2015 4:53:00 AM
    Tim.. One of the best this winning write is incredible!!

  1. Date: 2/22/2015 7:02:00 PM
    Congrats on your win :)

  1. Date: 2/22/2015 6:23:00 PM
    Tim, I don't even need to say how amazing this poem is. I hope you have gotten this published somewhere. Congratulations!

  1. Date: 2/22/2015 12:40:00 PM
    Many congrats on your win Tim:-) Hugs jan xx

  1. Date: 2/22/2015 9:41:00 AM
    Oh my.. what a wonderful rendition of this part of Job. I often look to Job when I feel the need to see what God can do.. when we willingly accept his word. Well done!! Congrats on your placement in the contest !!

  1. Date: 2/21/2015 10:27:00 PM
    Tim, CONGRATS on your win ~ SKAT ~

  1. Date: 2/21/2015 9:00:00 PM
    Congratulations Tim... Luv Linda

  1. Date: 2/21/2015 4:14:00 PM
    Congrats Tim

  1. Date: 2/21/2015 2:14:00 PM
    One of my favorite books of the Bible. Congrats Tim.

  1. Date: 8/19/2014 12:27:00 PM
    Congratulations, my friend, on your #1 win. The whole book of Job provides such riches of wisdom and poetic beauty; lovely work.

  1. Date: 8/19/2014 5:59:00 AM
    Congrats on the top place winin the contest, Tim

  1. Date: 8/18/2014 6:01:00 PM
    Such an enlightenment. Congratz!

  1. Date: 8/18/2014 6:00:00 PM
    Well done done well Tim... Congrats on your first place win... Verlena

  1. Date: 8/18/2014 5:12:00 PM
    Hi Tim, wow... Now that is deep, for a win.. Linda

  1. Date: 8/18/2014 1:14:00 PM
    - Congratulations on your 1st place in the Bible Contest, Sponsored by: Regina Riddle - A really beautiful poem,Tim -oxox // Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 1/31/2014 8:02:00 PM
    Enjoyed the write and congrats on the fine win, Tim

  1. Date: 5/12/2013 3:20:00 AM
    Congrats on your win with this beautiful piece of writing. Rick

  1. Date: 5/11/2013 10:25:00 PM
    CONGRATULATIONS Tim, thanks for the nice and lovely poem you entered in my "Heaven Sent / Grace" contest. Take care of yourself and enjoy the blessings of today and tomorrow. LUV*LINDA

  1. Date: 7/4/2012 7:49:00 AM
    This is a powerful rendition of the closing chapters of this great book. You portray the great and the unworthy with such insight and wisdom. Great write Tim!

  1. Date: 7/2/2012 8:52:00 AM
    Tim, this is one of my favorite stories from the bible. A wonderful verse..pd