A Lament Of The Parched Earth

Stella MitchellStarred Page By Stella Mitchell, 23rd Jul 2013 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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When the sun beats down on this old world it leaves it cracked and dry ......but how does God see it ... and does He care ?

His Compassions Never Fail




The book of Lamentations in the Bible speaks of the sorrows the exiles of Jerusalem felt when Nebuchadnezzah king of Babylon came against Jerusalem and set fire to God's Temple ...

It was a time of deep mourning ..and it left the the great City desolate and barren ...because the people had turned against God and His ways ...

Today ...I wonder how God sees the whole earth where the majority have turned against His ways, and His commandments , and His Son ?

Lamentations chapter 3:22-26 tells us ...Because of the Lord's great love we are not consumed , for His compassions never fail . They are new every morning ; great is Your faithfulness . I say to myself , ' The Lord is my portion ; therefore I shall wait for Him ' the Lord is good to those whose hope is in Him , to the one who seeks Him , it is good to wait quietly for the Salvation of the Lord

God is still compassionate ...If we turn to Him ..

Cracked As Skin As Of An Ancient




Parched - Oh so very parched - Earth lies in her mantle of
Brown and sandy hues - silently she waits - waiting for the clouds
To form - Waiting - waiting - hard and barren - cracked as skin as of
An Ancient - devoid of any soothing cream - Dry - so very dry - she scorches
Under the heavy weight of sin - and of the sun's relentless beating -
Beating her down - so that even her tears have dried - milleniums of
Tears - now dry - as they too lay dormant - longing for the cooling
Showers - to hide their overflow - so no-one sees - or cares -
If they should ever know .

Do You Cry For Us ?



Dear God in Heaven - Do You cry for us ? - or would one
Tear from You - split this old World in half ? - for such must be
Your pain at our ungodly ways - our selfish greed - our lack of love
For all who need Your tender touch - whose souls crave for the
Living Water of Your Word - Those who are shrouded under
Weights they cannot bear - who drink the waters filled with
Bitterness and bile - and empty promises - the broken
Hearts - of unresolved despair .

They Too Are Needy Souls



Sweet Jesus - You who know the heaviness of those who cannot
Hear Your voice - drowned out by all the clamour - vying for each
Space - Or those now shackled by the bonds of weariness and loss -
Loss of their own respect - or - of those things - that many have - but
Do not treasure as they aught - Yes - loss indeed - They too are dry -
They too are needy souls - who cannot see - that You alone can be a
Sweet Oasis in their dry and empty lives - The One who meets the
Greatest and the smallest need - a
Precious Gift indeed .

Thank You Lord .You Hear And Care



If only you could believe how much GOD Cares For YOU...

He loves you so much .....

He wants to give you a life filled with Hope - and Love - and Joy ....

He doesn't want to see you alone - and afraid - and sad ....

So turn to Him today ...as

His mercies are New every Morning .... Lamentations 3v23

God bless you
with His love
Stella ><

When Earth's Wrongs Are Set To Right

How Long - Oh God - How Long ?

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Arid Soil, Bile, Bitterness, Cracked, Dear, Dry, Earth, God, God And Jesus, Parched, Selfishness, Ungodliness, Ungodly

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author avatar Stella Mitchell
When you read my poems - you will read my heart - which will always point you to Him.

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author avatar Stella Mitchell
23rd Jul 2013 (#)

Thank you Mark for Publishing this page and giving it a star .
God bless you and yours today .
Stella ><

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author avatar Carol
23rd Jul 2013 (#)

Beautiful powerful work with strong beliefs and emotions weaved into it. Well done Stella!

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author avatar Stella Mitchell
23rd Jul 2013 (#)

Thank you dear Carol .Have a really good week my friend .
God bless you
Stella ><

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author avatar Mark Gordon Brown
23rd Jul 2013 (#)

Thank you for this post, indeed human greed and obsession with possessions is destroying the planet and we should all weep for mother earth, but not weep too long, we must pick ourselves up and change our selfish ways.

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author avatar Stella Mitchell
23rd Jul 2013 (#)

Sadly my friend , I believe that greed and selfishness have far exceeded need , but it still is a wonderful world , full of hope for those that have a heart to do what is right , and to turn back to the One who can save us and it .
Bless you mark
Stella ><

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author avatar Delicia Powers
23rd Jul 2013 (#)

Brilliant work, very powerful Stella my dear friend...!!!

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author avatar Stella Mitchell
23rd Jul 2013 (#)

Thank you dear Delicia . ... I appreciate your comment . We are having thunderstorms throughout the UK following a heatwave ....That is what originally inspired this poem . I pray all is well with you dear friend .
God bless you and yours .
Stella ><

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author avatar Delicia Powers
24th Jul 2013 (#)

Stella...:0)-All is good-just a very busy July...I think my muse and I are just enjoying the long summer days and drinking every drop of sunshine we can...LOL-thanks Stella send you a summer smile from Maine!

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author avatar Stella Mitchell
24th Jul 2013 (#)

I'm glad you are having a good summer in your beautiful neck of the woods dear Delicia ...enjoy it my friend .
With love and blessings
Stella ><

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author avatar Mariah
23rd Jul 2013 (#)

Truly impressive writing, such touching words and the most beautiful images.
The little candle burns so brightly again.
Thank you my friend
God Bless
Wee Hen x

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author avatar Stella Mitchell
24th Jul 2013 (#)

Ah Mariah dear friend , what can I say ? Thank you for your love and encouragement ...it spurs me on to shine more brightly , if I can .
God bless you my dear wee hen .
Stella ><

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author avatar Retired
24th Jul 2013 (#)

Great sharing of God's love for each of us, Stella!

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author avatar Stella Mitchell
24th Jul 2013 (#)

My great pleasure dear Starrleena. I pray all is good with you dear friend .
God bless you
Stella ><

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author avatar vpaulose
24th Jul 2013 (#)

Yes, my sister Stella. We are in the valley of tears.

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author avatar Stella Mitchell
25th Jul 2013 (#)

Yes dear vpaulose...some more than others . Life certainly isn't a carnival for the masses of the world .
God bless you my friend
Stella >I<

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author avatar Trillionaire
28th Jul 2013 (#)

Thanks.

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author avatar Stella Mitchell
28th Jul 2013 (#)

Again , Bless you dear Trillionaire

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