A Lament for the Soldier’s Widow

Great is your mercy, O Lord; give us life according to your justice.
Our leader cannot, will not, show mercy and compassion to widows.
How could you, O Lord, allow such a soulless man be our leader?
Would you cut out his heart of stone and give him a heart of flesh?

Our leader cannot, will not, show mercy and compassion to widows.
O Lord, provide for those who are hurting—the oil of gladness instead of mourning.
Would you cut out his heart of stone and give him a heart of flesh?
Come near to the brokenhearted, and save the crushed in spirit.

O Lord, provide for those who are hurting—the oil of gladness instead of mourning.
How could you, O Lord, allow such a soulless man be our leader?
Come near to the brokenhearted, and save the crushed in spirit.
Great is your mercy, O Lord; give us life according to your justice.

About Joe Chambers

I am the beloved of the Most High God. I am an avid reader and writer and have been a continuous learner since my college studies in Ancient Literature and English. I live at the base of Mount Princeton in the Colorado Rockies with my wife of over three decades. I believe I have been put here to tell people that God is not mad at them and to show them the way Home. I am the father of three sons, a daughter-in-law and four grandchildren. I love to read, tell stories, and spend time in the wilderness with my friends and sons.
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3 Responses to A Lament for the Soldier’s Widow

  1. I wish she could receive this – I know it would be a comfort. If you have to ask someone what to say it is probably better not to say anything. If words do not come from a heart of compassion they mean nothing and, as in this case, can be very offensive.

  2. Katie Donohoue says:

    Joe, sounds like you’re crossing a line here. Politics and religion are touchy subjects, but mixing them is dangerous. Jesus instructs us to respect our leaders. Scriptures say that the government is on His shoulders. All is in His hands, Joe. May the Peace of Christ be with you.

    • Joe Chambers says:

      I’m following the example and often the very words of the Psalms and prophets. I’m not familiar with the scriptures that say I must respect our leaders. It says subject to…

      “Let every person be subject to the governing authorities.” Romans 13:1

      I’m very aware of the ones that say pray for them, however.

      I will pray for our leaders and call others to do the same.

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