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The How(s)

The Watered Soul: The How(s)

Apr 9, 2011

The How(s)


I must have asked the question a million times or more

How could it be? How is it that it it didn’t work for me?

I read your Word loaded with promises.

So many good things you promise

But my eyes do not see.

The clock keeps ticking away and it seems there is absolutely no way.

Shattered pieces, disappointment, broken trust fills my days.

Staring at my reality the chasm between the two seems to grow larger day after day.

I have got my eyes looking at the wrong places and faces.

The how doesn’t matter; it’s the who that makes all the difference

Because you are who you say, I can throw away all the  questions of how.

Not how but the question is who am looking unto?


When doubts filled my mind, your comfort gave me renewed hope and cheer. Psalm 94:19NLT

For surely you have a future ahead of you; your hope will not be disappointed. Proverbs 23:18 NLT

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At April 9, 2011 at 8:18 AM , Blogger Nf1andprek-whisper said...

I did an H poem.. too.. and I did not use the word HOW... I can't believe i missed that.

At April 9, 2011 at 8:29 AM , Blogger Joanne Sher said...

This is great - and thought-provoking. Thanks, Wanda.

At April 9, 2011 at 9:15 AM , Blogger welcome to my world of poetry said...

I agree this is very thought provoking , a very good post.


At April 9, 2011 at 9:39 AM , Blogger Anne K. Albert said...

So glad I found your post, Wanda. Wondering HOW I missed it, actually! ;)

At April 9, 2011 at 10:18 AM , Blogger Pam said...

Wanda, I so appreciate how in tune with Scripture you are~and that you share it with the rest of us. This post reminds me of Jeremiah 29:11 "'For I know the plans I have for you,' declares the LORD, 'plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.'"

At April 9, 2011 at 12:11 PM , Blogger Kimberly said...

What a lovely post. Thank you for sharing it.

At April 9, 2011 at 1:07 PM , Blogger Bernadine said...

Lovely post Wanda. Just today I was asking some of the same "how" questions. Reading your post today has given me a different perspective. Thanks for sharing.

At April 9, 2011 at 3:24 PM , Blogger Dawn M. Hamsher said...

Wanda, Thank you for posting this today. I needed it.

At April 9, 2011 at 4:20 PM , Blogger Kim @ Stuff could... said...

The How's is always with us, but I like your 'Who" is what matters!

At April 9, 2011 at 7:13 PM , Blogger Charmaine Clancy said...

Very sweet poem :)
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At April 9, 2011 at 8:29 PM , Blogger a sojourner said...

yeah, i'm often thinking/worrying about the "how" instead of remembering the Whom. thank you for the encouragement that's always found here, sister Wanda:)

At April 9, 2011 at 9:32 PM , Blogger Penned Pebbles said...

"The how doesn’t matter; it’s the who that makes all the difference" I just have to Amen that! :-)

At April 9, 2011 at 9:39 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for a very thought-provoking is not the how but the who.

At April 9, 2011 at 11:21 PM , Blogger Pat said...

Praise God!!! We are all going through very hard and difficult trials,thank God for understanding and keeping us when it seems as if our trust in him is going no where. But God will see us through and carry us to his desired place Amen. Very good poem.

At April 10, 2011 at 2:26 AM , Blogger BARBIE said...

This is a wonderful post! Thank you for blessing me today. I am behind on my A-Z challenge but a couple. Hope to catch up tomorrow!

At April 10, 2011 at 1:08 PM , Blogger Theresa Wiza said...

I like the gentleness of your words. Nice flow to them, and even nicer message. If you would like to read my latest post for the A-Z Challenge, just click and look at the top blog.

At April 10, 2011 at 6:30 PM , Blogger Lynda R Young said...

Beautiful! I love this :)

At April 10, 2011 at 10:01 PM , Blogger Wanda said...

Hi guys, the A-Z posting is proving itself to be a real challenge for me. I appreciate your visits and lovely comments. May your eyes continue to watch God no matter the circumstances you face. Have a blessed week.

At April 10, 2011 at 11:58 PM , Anonymous doreen said...

I used Heaven for H. I thought your post was quite thought provoking and I have really tryed to stop the is tough!

At April 11, 2011 at 6:39 AM , Blogger Judy said...

Hi Wanda,

I often ask these questions as well. But I know the Lord is with me despite the dark, dreary times. He doesn't always answer the way I want him to in that moment but he answers in his unique way that often brings me delight. I write about this in my latest blog post. God delighted me this past week.



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