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Thy Will Be Done
Author: Mark Spencer

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Why do people say theyíre sorry
When I give them the news?
If death is nipping at my heels,
That doesnít mean I lose!

I understand the atheist,
Who thinks thereís nothing more.
For he believes Iíll cease to be
When I pass through deathís door.

So I can sympathize with him,
He grieves for one who ends.
But my faith tells me Iíll live on,
With my departed friends.

So why do those who share my faith
Act like they donít believe?
Is it so bad to leave this world?
What heartache makes them grieve?

Does doubt cause them to feel this way?
Deep down, are they unsure?
If heavenís what youíre hoping for,
Then your faith isnít pure.

You neednít hope for what is true,
Truth does not mourn or weep.
Iím going to a better place,
Not into endless sleep!

So donít tell me youíre so sorry!
Iíll never understand!
What is it that youíre sorry for?
Do you know where Iíll land?

You donít, and thatís what makes you doubt,
You do not trust the Lord!
No one will enter heavenís grace,
Deserving a reward.

Not one of us is clean, you see.
And yet, we are redeemed.
We donít know who will rise or fall,
No matter how life seemed.

So donít believe the worst for me.
My faith has stood its ground!
Thereís no reason to be sorry!
I know where I am bound.

It is I who should be sorry,
For those left stranded here,
In a world so filled with struggle,
And futures so unclear.

Cancer wonít be the end of me,
My fate is well in hand.
Iíll carry on in flesh or soul,
Exactly as God planned.

So if you say a prayer for me,
Pray: ďLord, thy will be done.Ē
For such a prayer is filled with faith,
And cannot be undone!

Just bow your head and say the words,
Believe God knows the way.
ďI trust you Lord, thy will be done!
In Jesus name I pray.Ē

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Wess (72.35.156.127) -- Saturday, October 10 2015, 09:40 pm

You have cancer?

Excellent poem Mark! But is it true? Do you have cancer? If so, I'll be praying for you my friend.
 
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