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Understanding

by David John


When you have tried and done your best, but failed,
I understand.
If with cruel fears and doubts you are assailed,
I understand.
When for long years you make Me sad,
And you cannot o'ercome the bad,
if struggling nearly drives you mad,
I understand.

When problems are ingrained into your soul,
I understand.
If you fail miserably to reach your goal,
I understand.
When all the gold becomes impure,
And darkness often seems at the door,
Remember - I love you the more,
I understand.

When dark clouds billow over your true soul,
I understand.
If you think nothing e'er will make you whole,
I understand.
There is nothing that you can do
That Me to you will make untrue,
For I passed through all hell for you,
I understand.

For soon the night-time will become the day,
I understand.
In new heaven and earth I will hold sway,
I understand.
Your goodness then will perfect be,
When your love's stream joins with My Sea.
Live now, as then, trust all to Me,
I understand.

David John 1997