This post explains the background behind the Cloudburst poem “The Lord Completely Satisfies.” So where can you read it? You can’t — see the explanation here. This post is for subscribers to the email list (see link).

Field of wheat

Often are the times when I don’t get what I want. Some of those times are easy to handle; it makes no big difference. The padaria doesn’t have the chocolate sweets I went for. Disappointment, but no big deal.

Other times would generate frustration and resentment, if I were to let it, especially in relationship.

In the struggle of one of those latter moments I wrote this poem.

You know when they happen in your life. You want to blame somebody, maybe even God.

But the problem is not in anyone but self.

Because the Lord completely satisfies.

He offers absolutely everything I could ever want. All I ever need.

I must remember that when my desires are frustrated.

The first two lines of the second stanza are a reference to Psa. 81:16, “But he would feed you with the finest of the wheat, and with honey from the rock I would satisfy you.”

What do you think?