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Where are you God?

God is our refuge and our strength. An ever present help in times of trouble. ~ Psalm 46:1


Where are you God?
By Joseph R. Veneroso, M.M.

When mountains shake, or the heavens break
Open to unleash floods upon the earth
Or when a child suffers and cries
Out to you and, despite my prayers, dies
For lack of medicines, or food or clean
Water, can you blame me, Lord, for wondering
Where are you?

When drugs or violence claim another life
Despite all efforts to end the clash
Between competing groups who fight
To determine who’s right and who controls
Their bodies but loses their souls
Am I wrong, Lord, to question
Where are you?

O Lord, in my darkest night of sorrow
Without any hope for tomorrow
In the silence of my heart long broken
By the Word forever spoken
You alone can bless my loss
As you once did on the cross
Open my eyes to see
Your presence ever next to me
When I question out of fear
You answer: I AM always here!

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