Trust me and bear this pain.”
I said, “Lord, I only love you
In the sunshine, not the rain.”He asked, “My love, please trust me,
My Will is best for you.”
I said, “Harsh pain and suffering?
I have better things to do!”
He said, “You break my heart,
But it is your choice to make.”
I said, “Just pour out blessings—
Money, fame, now those I’ll take!”
He said, “Dear friend, I’ve given you,
The best gift of your life.”
I said, “Lord, all I see from you,
Is hurt and pain and strife!”
He asked, “Have you forsaken?
The thorns, the nails, the cross?”
I said, “You’re nothing to me!
Without you there’s no loss!”
He said, “Dear one, I pray for you,
Each and every day.”
I said, “Just leave me to my life,
Just please go far away!”
He said, “I’ll always be with you,
Though not you’ll take my hand.”
I said, “You are forgotten!”
‘Til the day I couldn’t stand
When the Father looked into me,
Tears within His heavenly eyes
Looking down upon me,
A sinner, lost in lies
I said, “Lord, please forgive me!
That I may enter in!”
He said, “I love you, precious,
But you’re crushed beneath your sin.”
So fast I fell into the flames,
Grasping, reaching for above
Only then to realize,
I’d refused the Savior’s love
Emily and her husband KJ are students at the Bear Valley Bible Institute of Denver. She is originally from Murfreesboro, TN and is the only Christian in her family. She has been writing poetry for many years and was first published at age 11. For information on how to order her new book, go to www.facebook.com/mrskjnelson.