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I Stand In Awe of You (God)

There was a poem I learnt in fourth grade. It was written by Jeannie Kirby and titled “I Wonder”, and it goes like this:

I wonder why the grass is green, and why the wind is never seen?

Who taught the birds to build a nest, and told the trees to take a rest?

Or when the moon is not quite round, where can the missing bit be found?

Who lights the stars, when they blow out, and makes the lightning flash about?

Who paints the rainbow in the sky, and hands the fluffy clouds so high?

Why is it now, do you suppose that dad won’t tell me, if he knows?

Always Wanting Answers

I have always loved this poem because from a very young age, I would continuously pepper my mother with questions because I couldn’t understand where God came from? or how come He was the only one who thought about making the world? I was always amaze at this great, big, and powerful God. Needless to say, she was always finding additional chores for me to do to get me out of her “hair” and give her brain a rest. I still chuckle remembering how I drove her crazy with my questions.

The poem above may seem like just a nice poem to teach to children; but it really brings home how awesome and powerful our God is. I always amazed at this magnificent God.

Life Can Look So Grim

Sometimes, even for Christians, life’s trials and tribulations overwhelms to the point of sickness or thoughts of suicide. The Lord reminds us in Isaiah 55:9 that His thoughts are not our thoughts, neither are our ways His ways. This verse is imploring us to trust Him for our every need. It is very hard to wait. I know, I am impatient with God at times and must remind myself that He does not give until He is sure you are mature enough to handle the blessing. For me, it is still a struggle to be patient and wait (sigh). When I am in a struggle, I reflect on a friend’s gentle reminder 18 years ago. She said, “I cannot pretend to understand what you are going through, because it sounds like a lot and I don’t know if I could handle all that either; but remember that God is such a big and loving Father and promises to take care of ALL his children; so, trust Him with all your heart and do not lean on your own understand.”

Seek His Words Daily for Reminders

If you are struggling with a challenge today, trust in our big and awesome God. In 2 Corinthians 4:8-9, Paul gave us the following words of comfort for times of tribulation - We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted but not forsaken; cast down but not destroyed. He promises to take care of us, and He always keeps his word.

Paula Hamilton, SHRM-CP, PHR

Contributor and Copy Editor



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