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To a Despondent Friend

Of all the treasures one can own,
The greatest of these is love.
You're loved by me and many more
And by your God above.

Sometimes we must turn from ourselves
To fully understand
The loveliness surrounding us
As bounty from His hand.

Take heart my friend, you are needed
On this earth God has made.
Whether as sunflower in the sun
Or violet in the shade.

Each and everything has a place
In the greater scheme of things;
The mole burrowing under ground
Or eagle with his wings.

God loves you and is well aware.
He knows how deep your pain.
No matter how long the journey,
The road will turn again.

One day lasts twenty-four hours
And not one minute more.
Your ship is sailing with the tide
And soon you'll sight the shore.

The storms of sea will be behind
Despairs and fears all done.
Take heart my friend, we're here until
You new day has begun.

By: Joyce Johnson

Copyright © | Year Posted 2014

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Date: 6/12/2014 8:35:00 PM
My friend this is truly a GREAT write!!! Into my fav it goes !!!! BBBBBravooo!!!!!!
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Date: 6/9/2014 9:38:00 PM
Joyce , what a wonderful encourager you are.. May God bless you richly Joyce!
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Date: 6/9/2014 6:28:00 PM
Dear Joyce, It feels like you were peering into my sad heart when you wrote this. I know the "storms" will end, but it's still pouring right now. God bless you for the comfort you offer to readers in this amazing poem! Love you, Carolyn
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