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The Answer

My God does not sit just upon a thrown;
He lingers in the slums and the trenches of groans,
But He does not require arduous tasks to atone.
He gave us Grace through death on the cross--
The hope that through Christ none have to be lost,
And we are sin-free for the asking.

Look to His favor with good cheer!
You don’t have to confess for the length of a year;
He knows every agony and joy you hold so dear,
For He lingers in the hearts of every man,
Waiting for each to take His hand,
And all sins will be forgiven.

You don’t need evangelist on phone or TV;
Just talk to Him like you talk with me, 
And let Him give you comfort from your misery.
For He’s more than a star in fairy tales;
He helps believers through life’s travails
To see the beauty in this world.

Look around at the world in its broken glory--
You’ll find there are some amazing stories
If you take the time to carefully inventory
Those who have put their struggles in His hands,
For each of them knows and understands
His love and mercy are always with us.

written for Tell Me Contest by Richard Lamoureux

Copyright © | Year Posted 2015




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Date: 5/26/2015 12:18:00 AM
Hi Janet.. I just came across your fabulous poem and realized it had placed in a contest, please accept my belated congrats on your win!
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Jaycee Cervenka
Date: 5/26/2015 8:11:00 AM
Dave, Glad you stopped by to read and thank you for the kind wishes! ((Hugs)) ~Janet
Date: 4/25/2015 11:05:00 PM
Janet, Congratulations on your awesome win in Richard Lamoureux's "Tell Me" contest. Have a nice day. LINDA
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Jaycee Cervenka
Date: 4/27/2015 11:27:00 AM
Thanks Linda! I appreciate that you took the time to stop by! ~Janet
Date: 4/25/2015 9:35:00 AM
I enjoyed your answer, congrats and thanks for entering my contest.
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Jaycee Cervenka
Date: 4/27/2015 11:26:00 AM
Thanks Richard. It's fun to have contest topics to perhaps write on something that is not the usual fair.
Date: 4/23/2015 8:17:00 PM
Congratulations on your nice win, Janet, for this beautiful poem that supports the love of God and our love and faith in Him as being so real and important in our lives. I enjoyed your write. Sandra
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Jaycee Cervenka
Date: 4/24/2015 8:51:00 AM
Thank you Sandra. I'm not going to go back and read some of the others I missed.
Date: 4/1/2015 11:07:00 AM
A stunning poem regarding your faith and your beliefs. Extremely well written, thank you for this great read!
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Jaycee Cervenka
Date: 4/1/2015 1:31:00 PM
Armond, Thank you for taking the time to go through and read so many today!
Date: 3/24/2015 1:33:00 PM
Hi Jan enjoyed the read!! 7 from me I also entered LET ME TELL YOU in the contest. God's Blessings Much Love
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Jaycee Cervenka
Date: 3/24/2015 2:27:00 PM
Thanks Daisy. I'll love reading others' renditions from the same prompt, I enjoy seeing how the same prompt produces many different things, and it just makes me glad I don't have to judge! ;-) ~jan
Date: 3/23/2015 8:33:00 PM
Nicely done Janet -- It reminds me of Matt 11:29 . . . your words inspired my heart and lifted my spirits tonight! 7, fav
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Jaycee Cervenka
Date: 3/23/2015 9:26:00 PM
Thanks David. One of my fave verses "Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest." Matt 11:28 so it's no wonder, but also had several Jeremy Camp songs playing through my head as I was writing. god bless and give you His peace.~jan
Date: 3/23/2015 6:33:00 PM
I really enjoyed your take on the prevalence of god and Jesus's forgivingness .
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Jaycee Cervenka
Date: 3/23/2015 7:11:00 PM
Thanks for leaving a comment. this is a response poem to Richard Lamoureux's "Tell Me" which questions the faith and God.