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"The One That Breaks the Camel's Back"
by D. M. Larson
THOMASWhy am I happy? Because I am being tested. I am being pushed to my limits. I have faith that there will be no last straw... You know, that one that breaks the camel's back?
The camel is the most amazing beast of burden. Able to take on so much and survive on so little. I will be that camel. Surviving on so little yet carrying so much on my back.
This trial... This time in my life... is a trial where I must prove myself. It must be... It has to be...
I have to be strong. People are counting on me. I can't fail them.
But it feels like so much is out my control.
Can I really give God control? I want to let go and give my complete trust.. And unwavering, unquestioning faith .. But everything weighs down on me so heavily. I don't think I can hold on much longer. I am so weak.
Am I being tested? But what if I fail? I feel so close to failure. I feel like everything is crashing down on me. I feel like I am losing everything...
Faith... I have my faith... I need to let go of the worry and have faith... There are a few things they can't take away from me ...Faith... And love. No matter what the world threatens to do... I can still love... And still have faith in you...
I seek peace in your arms. Protect me from the turmoil of my life. In your arms are where I find joy. You are the eye of the storm where I calmly surrender myself to you. Hold me... Please hold me close... And never let me go.
Sheltered in your wings, I find serenity and happiness.
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***From the play, "Midnight of the Soul": http://www.freedrama.net/midnightsoul2.html
Inspired by the quote from the Book of James (1:2-3) "Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance."
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