God Gives, God Takes

God gives
but not forever.

God takes opportunities away
after a while.

So don’t hesitate or delay
or curse the darkness
while remaining mired in hopelessness,
because God gives;
and God takes away.

Blessed be the name of the LORD.

But why bless the LORD when God takes away?

Because if the opportunities
were always there,
we would wait until the time was right
and never make the leap,
and another year would waste away.

So each year God gives and God takes away
opportunities for a better year.

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