Take Heart!

>> January 14, 2012

I have heard there are troubles of more than one kind.
Some come without help and some others I find.
I can whine and complain and have a good bawl.
But really some troubles aren’t troubles at all.

Sometimes a thought tromps all around in my mind,
Stirs up my spirit and grips my heart in a bind.
It’s the enemy’s tricks, I know it’s plain crazy
But my brain tends to get a just little bit hazy.

See that mole hill o’er yonder, the one that’s so small?
If I rant on and on I can push it up tall.
Then I’ll stare at Mole Mountain, with my hands on my hips.
Tears will stream down my face, and leave salt on my lips.

Hopelessness will move in, Faithless brings her tent.
I don’t ever recall posting a sign: “This Space for rent”!
But then I’ll remember, the WORD lives within me
I can hear in my heart: “Be thrown into the sea!”

I’ll scrape up the fresh dirt,
With a feeling of mirth.
I’ll fill a big bucket,
In the lake I will chuck it!
Then I’ll plop my bum in the sand,
Watch the sun kiss the land.
And savor the moment,
When I beat the opponent!

I have heard there are troubles
of more than one kind.
Some come from ahead 
and some come from behind.

But I've got a big God. I'm all ready you see.
Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me! 

 John 16:33b: "In this world you will have trouble, but take heart! I have overcome the world."

10 comments so far...Care to leave your thoughts?:

rebazooka,  1/14/2012  

Seussian style optimism...I love it.

Joanne Sher 1/15/2012  

Just love this, Mari. God's there. Thanks, my friend!

Lisa Mikitarian,  1/15/2012  

So well said that even a child would understand!

Rita Garcia,  1/16/2012  

Love it!!! and you!!!!

Laury Holman Hubrich 1/16/2012  

Dr. Seuss would be so proud:) Thank you for letting me use this in JournEzine. You continue to amaze me. lol

Mari LaVell 1/17/2012  

I'm glad you could use it. :) ♥

Mari LaVell 1/17/2012  

Awe, Thanks, Rita. Love you too!

Mari LaVell 1/17/2012  

As an adult I see Dr. Seuss' writing in a whole different light. What amazing truths are tucked in his wacky way with words.

Mari LaVell 1/17/2012  

Thanks, Jo! Appreciate your faithful encouragement.

Mari LaVell 1/17/2012  

It took awhile to get there, Bec, but this Seussian gal is feeling more optimistic.

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