I wrote this poem on the first morning of Our Ladies Retreat this past weekend. I read it right before I led Worship that morning.
For me, it was just a reflection of how the Lord has been working in my life. I had no idea that so many people would be able to relate to its message. It’s just a short, sweet, to the point, from the heart, “Hey, that’s just the way it is” poem. I was asked for copies so many times, I have decided to post it, so whoever wants to, can make a copy to encourage them. It encouraged me just to be able to write it.
so, thanks for the Wilderness
by: Carole L. Haines
Jesus, You have reached down into places I thought long dead
Places that I had killed
places others killed in me, wounds so deep
But sometimes wounds have to be reopened to be cleansed
and sometimes bones need to be re-broken to truly mend
Sometimes tears flow backwards inside ourselves
where we are actually washed by You with them
And sometimes life takes another way
our lives, another course
to get us to where you want us to be
So Thanks, Lord, for the Wilderness.
Hope that blesses you all as much reading it, as it blessed me to finally be able to say it. Just to write it and really, really mean it was such a relief. His peace be with you all. I love you all so much