Because God is in Control

 Looking at lions lounging

At Masai Mara Game

You may think they are lame.

Playing, rolling, strolling

Lazily in low-lying bushes

You may think they are tamed.

Scrubbing faces on trees

Magnificent mane combing

You may take them for granted.

Drinking leisurely in stream

Looking lazy and listless

You wonder, ‘Why no worry?’

They have nothing to fear

No shortage of good food

Predators are at bay, away

 Also they are the strongest

 In the league of the fiercest

 One roar will rattle others

Scampering for dear life.

Ever think God is lounging

 Holidaying in heaven,

 His haven partying,

playing, powerless?

Ever think the Lion of Judah

 Is too relaxed, lazy or careless?

Why am I still waiting, praying?

Why is my favour delaying?

Why is my case by-passed?

Why am I still barren?

Why is my field not bearing?

Where is my harvest?

Where is my New Song?

Why this…, and why that?

But when we are waiting

God is active, still working

In spite of the delays

The vision will speak

At the appointed time

The sun will shine

And the New Song

 will come comforting

the longing soul

because God is in control.

One roar from God

And your detractors will

Scurry, scamper, screaming.

 One blast from Him

Will cast them into the past.

 So be not anxious

And be not furious

Neither be too curious

Keep being industrious

Because God is in control.

 Don’t mind the predator’s voice

Be not afraid of the wicked boys

Who prowl like lions, making noise

 Keep making God your choice,

 Because He is in control.

Your Isaac, laughter, cometh

 Your payday is on the way

 If you trust, you will not rust

 Because God is in control.

©Fenny West2011

Philippians 4:6-7 (New International Version, ©2010)

6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. (Matthew 6:31-37)

 (New International Version, ©2010) 31 So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. Matt6:31-34

Ephesians 3:20 (New International Version, ©2010)

 Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us,

3 For the vision is yet for an appointed time; But at the end it will speak, and it will not lie. Though it tarries, wait for it; Because it will surely come, It will not tarry. Hab2:3 NKJV

Isaiah 40:27-31 (New King James Version)

27 Why do you say, O Jacob, And speak, O Israel: “ My way is hidden from the LORD, And my just claim is passed over by my God”? 28 Have you not known? Have you not heard? The everlasting God, the LORD, The Creator of the ends of the earth, Neither faints nor is weary. His understanding is unsearchable. 29 He gives power to the weak, And to those who have no might He increases strength. 30 Even the youths shall faint and be weary, And the young men shall utterly fall, 31 But those who wait on the LORD Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint.

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