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Sunday, November 6, 2016

I See Jesus - A Poem by Annie Johnson Flint



I See Jesus


I don't look back: God knows the fruitless efforts,
The wasted hours the sinning, the regrets;
I leave them all with Him Who blots the record,
And mercifully forgives, and then forgets.

I don't look forward, God sees all the future,
The road that, short or long, will lead me home,
And He will face with me its every trial,
And bear for me the burdens that may come.

I don't look round me: then would fears assail me,
So wild the tumult of earth's restless seas;
So dark the world, so filled with woe and evil,
So vain the hope of comfort or of ease.

I don't look in; for then am I most wretched;
Myself has naught on which to stay my trust;
Nothing I see save failures and short-comings,
And weak endeavors crumbling into dust.

But I look up -- into the face of Jesus,
For there my heart can rest, my fears are stilled.
And there is joy, and love, and light for darkness,
And perfect peace, and every hope fulfilled.

by Annie Johnson Flint

Hebrews 12:2-3  Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.  For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds.

2 comments:

  1. Oh, dear friend! I surely needed this today. Thank you for sharing. I hope you are feeling much better by now...I am praying for you.

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    1. I love this poem too and I'm glad it was a blessing to you.

      Thank you for praying. I am doing better, though I'm not sure I've finished up with it yet. I think I'll be eating a bland diet for awhile. :-) The Physician's Assistant at our Dr's office thought it was a stomach bug, which seems to be accurate.

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