GLEANINGS from Claudia: Jacob

“I have strayed like a lost sheep. Seek your servant, for I have not forgotten your commands.” Psalms 119:176

FOR JACOB

Man of strength
Until the one lamb you cherished
Was taken by One who owns all
How the mighty have fallen

Anger, disappointment, discouragement
Abandonment
Alone, unheard, you closed heart and eyes to Him
Who would comfort you even in this

Seven months of doldrums
Seven months of change and stagnation
Seven months alone with feeble tainted comfort
Seven months of running in place to nowhere

Reluctantly you moved ever so slightly
And miles from the loss
A blessed paltry home is given
Does He care or not?

Then came the test
‘Show me’ you challenged
Wanting to believe, believing not
Belligerently facing Him

And He danced with joy at glimpsing your face
He swept up blessings, showering on your little love
He shouted at you I CARE . . . I’ve always cared
And poured His love all over you

‘Should I believe’ you wonder
And friends who know wonder at your uncertainty
‘We believe’ we shout . . . there is no doubt
You are loved and comfort is belief away

And still it hangs in the balance
Threatened by your little lamb gone
And shame and guilt and fear
Oh how He loves you, Oh how He loves you

All of this will not be wasted
When given to the Lord
When laid upon the altar
You will be healed and you will be mighty again

Comfort those who hurt with the comfort
Wherewith I have comforted you
To the places I assign you
Take the sure knowledge that I care

He sees, He hears, He cares and He comes down
To bring salvation to His children
Sometimes He assigns a Moses
To bring salvation to His children
I pray a Moses call on your life
To set the captives free in Him
I pray an Abraham heart for you
Willing to lay all on the altar
I pray a David anointing
That sinful man after God’s own heart
I pray that you will taste and see that
The Lord is good

“’Do not fear, O Jacob my servant; do not be dismayed, O Israel. I will surely save you out of a distant place, your descendants from the land of their exile. Jacob will again have peace and security, and no one will make him afraid. Do not fear, O Jacob my servant, for I am with you,’ declares the LORD.”  Jeremiah 46:27-28

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About Gleanings from Claudia

I am a wife, mother, grandmother,sister, and friend newly introduced to grief as I lost my 32 year old daughter in an auto accident in December 2010. I am a follower of Jesus and am journeying through grief while abiding in Christ.
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4 Responses to GLEANINGS from Claudia: Jacob

  1. Carol S says:

    We continue to lift Jacob in our prayers as he journeys. God’s plan for his life will be accomplished in His time. Wait for it. Anticipate it. Thank God in advance for it.

  2. What a beautiful way you have with the words that express so clearly your heart.
    Thank you for blessing us with those words and your heart.
    Love to you

  3. Jean Ira says:

    Your words from the Lord give strength. God gives hope for today and for tomorrow. May Jacob be strengthened and allow himself hope. May he experience some normal moments, even happy ones, and not have guilt about that. God bless your entire family. You are in my prayers.

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