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There's Hope In Each Sunrise

Nehemiah 8:10 "He said to them, go, eat the choice things and drink what is sweet, and send portions of food to those who have nothing prepared, for this day is holy to our lord, and do not feel sad, for the joy of god is your stronghold." In troubled times I take great comfort in reading God's Words They remind me that man is incapable of guiding his own steps and will only find true joy by pleasing and honoring Him. To offer my help to brothers and sisters who are in need is an act of humble kindness, and follows Jesus' example. He healed the sick, fed the poor through miracles, giving those inflicted, hope and faith that someone cared. Through him, God's power enabled them to believe in Him, and ended their hardship in time of sorrow and despair. I know that with God's help, all things will be made right. I walk in fear of displeasing Him, and fear not mortal man. I am not a cup bearer to a king, but His praises I proclaim. With faith like Nehemiah, I will not bend if I'm opposed My joy comes from pleasing my Father, and doing His will. I rejoice in thanks for the many blessings He bestows on lowly humans, such that I am, whose sins are many. There is reason to hope with the sunrise of each new day, I hear it when songbirds sing, and in the whispering wind. I see the beauty of His creations, every where I look... in mountain streams, and dreams of a promised paradise. Joy, to me is a view of moonlight and a star filled sky. In solemn prayer I offer Him my life as a willing slave. I feel the warmth of His hand on my shoulder when I pray I have no wall to repair, nor temple to honor in His name, but with a faithful heart, I respond to His love and mercy for when God finds joy in me, He is my suit of armor. September 15, 2020 Joy of the Lord Poetry Sponsor~Regina McIntosh

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Date: 9/21/2020 5:57:00 AM
- A beautiful poem, Jenna :) - Congratulations on your win :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Jenna Logan
Date: 9/22/2020 1:11:00 PM
Thanks so much, Anne-Lise.
Date: 9/21/2020 3:18:00 AM
I love your winning poem and appreciate your writing and taking time to enter. Much love and prayers sent your way, God bless you, Gina
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Jenna Logan
Date: 9/22/2020 1:11:00 PM
Thank you for the placement, Gina.
Date: 9/19/2020 9:15:00 AM
A comforting poem of true love for our Lord and God. We do owe everything to him, you are right. He is my best friend (respectfully) and I am God fearing at the same time. He is my armor as you say in your poem. A reassuring beautiful write dear firend. Blessings and hugs, Best wishes. Jennifer. - please go to soup mail.
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Jenna Logan
Date: 9/20/2020 2:14:00 AM
Thank you for sharing your thoughts with me on your spiritual beliefs, Jennifer. Our faith in God is our stronghold. I appreciate your thoughts and friendship.
Date: 9/16/2020 1:28:00 PM
Your words are humble and so God-honoring, Jenna. Every line just radiates with God's goodness and your response of commitment to him. From that comes joy, just as Nehemiah spoke about. I wish you all the best in the contest with this wonderful write ~ John
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Jenna Logan
Date: 9/16/2020 3:06:00 PM
We owe everything to Him, John, and I'm so happy that your insight has witnesses my reverence. Thank you so much.
Date: 9/16/2020 2:01:00 AM
I find these words so inspiring this morning, Jenna, thank you for sharing them. John
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Jenna Logan
Date: 9/16/2020 3:05:00 PM
To inspire someone through my faith is the best kind of compliment I could ever hope for, John. I'm glad you enjoyed reading these lines.
Date: 9/15/2020 10:13:00 AM
Beautiful words Jenna. I especially like your fourth stanza. Hope and joy is in the beauty that surrounds us. Linda
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Jenna Logan
Date: 9/15/2020 11:46:00 PM
Thanks so very much, Linda. I'm delighted you enjoyed it.
Date: 9/15/2020 8:52:00 AM
Great poem. Humilty does not mean be glum and walking with eyes down. It means acknowledging that compared to God we are mere nothing. ~~
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Jenna Logan
Date: 9/15/2020 11:46:00 PM
You're exactly right, Victor. Thank you for such thoughtful insight.