Temptations wash back and forth,
Disobedience in the face of discouragement
In the face of failings in life
The rampant worldly disappointments
Crosscurrents of confusion and empty words of man,
Temporary fruit of this world never able to satisfy
Hunger remains hunger,
Gnaws deeply into the heart and soul;
People of the world devour one another.
Trust becomes a fatal challenge
Right thinking slippery and illusive
Prayers call out but are often unanswered
Until finally the heart overcomes
And truly repents in submission,
And once more finds Kingdom fellowship before the Throne of righteousness.
Human weakness always weak
Strength from above alone sustains the will
Carries with Spirit wings, true encouragement
Brings through the flood of troubles.
The hard world grows even harder
People of this world bitter and cruel,
Yet, the protected few remain as at Goshen;
In the ark of God’s care
We move forward one day at a time
One small step at a time,
The vision that burns warmly within as zeal of perseverance
Compels the love that endures
Inspires the peace that remains Rock solid
Hope more than alive in a world already dead.