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The Arms of a Friend

It seems there are times when faith isn't enough
to handle the burdens we carry,
when solace is found in the arms of a friend
or the loving companion we married.
Though the love of God is always there,
sometimes it seems He just shrugs
and leaves it up to the arms of a friend
to pull us in close for a hug.
When turmoil seems to surround you
and nothing is turning out right,
leave it up to the arms of a friend
to throw open your windows to light!
So never despair in loneliness
when friends are close at hand.
They'll boost you up and love you
and always understand.
They'll pull you through the hard times
and you'll know how much they are worth,
for God will use your friends
as His angels here on earth!

© 2007 by Ruth Y. Nott
Crazy Patch
http://www.ruthnott.com

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Comment by Ruth Y. Nott on July 19, 2010 at 11:43am
Thank you all for the kind comments.
Comment by B J Elder/WA on July 19, 2010 at 6:26am
Beautiful! Thank you. You have a great gift of the word.
Comment by Carol Wadkins on July 18, 2010 at 8:17pm
Ruth, this is such a lovely poem. It really makes one think of the important things in this life!!
Thanks for sharing!
Comment by Linda Richards/N. Ontario on July 18, 2010 at 6:48pm
Absolutely wonderful Ruth and sooo, sooo very true. Hugs to you!
Comment by Shannon, ON on July 18, 2010 at 5:35pm
Amen.

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