Words ring hollow and vain
No amount of sympathy
Could begin to ease your pain.
Crushed by trials and tragedy
Beyond our ability to cope,
Faith in the Lord sustains us,
Ordinarily a sense of hope.
Our loving God is All-Knowing;
His voice all creation must obey.
No miracle is beyond His power
Why didn't He allow her to stay?
Unanswered questions and heavy hearts
An incomplete family overcome by grief.
One cannot fathom moving forward
Or imagine the future holding relief.
A purposeful God and merciful Savior
We cannot grasp Your role on this earth.
I trust that You, Father, prepare a place for us
And know You paid a price much higher than our worth.
So often we seek You wholeheartedly,
Desperately searching Your Word,
Craving insight through this chaos
Trusting no prayers go unheard.
Our voices perhaps aren't adequate
As it seems no response will arrive;
Not even an echo returns to us
Silence mocks us as we strive.
Lose faith in the Good Shepherd;
Let darkness smother my light?
Why would we forfeit our only chance
Of dawn following this miserable night?
A time from now, perhaps far off
My futile life shall end.
Eagerly I await that day,
The day my heart will mend.