Sunday, April 22, 2012

Quench your thirst... drink from the streams in the desert!

It's been a week and one day since my last post. I featured in that post a poem from Streams in the Desert Daily Devotional.

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Today, I'm posting another poem from the same devotional again. This time, a poem by Miss Ophelia G. Browning.
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Unanswered yet the prayer your lips have pleaded
In agony of heart these many years?
Does faith begin to fail? Is hope departing?
And think you all in vain those falling tears?
Say not the Father hath not heard your prayer;
You shall have your desire sometime, somewhere.

Unanswered yet? Nay do not say ungranted;
Perhaps your work is not yet wholly done.
The work began when first your prayer was uttered,
And God will finish what He has begun.
If you will keep the incense burning there,
His glory you shall see sometime, somewhere.

Unanswered yet? Faith cannot be unanswered,
Her feet are firmly planted on the Rock;
Amid the wildest storms she stands undaunted,
Nor quails before the loudest thunder shock.
She knows Omnipotence has heard her prayer,
And cries, "It shall be done"--sometime, somewhere.
--Miss Ophelia G. Browning

This poem talks about both the travails yet at the same time, the motivation of continually waiting despite the seeming delays in experiencing God's answers to our prayers. The poem also tells of not losing hope, of being steadfast in our faith because He who promised is faithful in revealing His glory in His own perfect time, no matter how grim our situation could be.

Why do I like Streams in the Desert Daily Devotional? Well, I like the style of the author(s) in using poems and excerpts from different literary sources as references in developing ideas or concepts. That's why in the previous "Simple" template design of this blog site, I had a special portion entitled "Bread Crumbs" where I used to post quotes or excerpts from Cowman's Streams in the Desert. When I shifted to the magazine style of the "Dynamic View" however, the Bread Crumbs portion is no longer visible.

Do you like the poem written by Miss Ophelia G. Browning? Have you ever used Cowman's Streams in the Desert Daily Devotional? How about sharing your favorite devotional materials. Come on, write your thoughts on the comment box below! I would love to hear it. :)


  1. Hello Eve,

    I really enjoyed this poem, thank you for sharing, I've never heard of the devotional you mention, I do have a couple of devotionals though that I enjoy. I really enjoy your blog, very interesting. Kind Regards Mandy Currie hugs x

    1. Hi Mandy, thanks for your comment. Can you share the titles of the devotionals you are using?


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