The Desert Poem- Nothing is Impossible

Isa. 41:19-20

19 I will put in the desert

the cedar and acacia, the myrtle and the olive.

I will set pines in the wasteland,

the fir and the cypress together,

20 so that people may see and know,

may consider and understand,

that the hand of the Lord has done this,

that the Holy One of Israel has created it.


You say you’re in a desert, a dry and barren place.

You feel no motivation to pray and seek God’s face.

You feel your life bears no fruit; doubt threatens like a cancer,

When you called out to the Lord, silence was His answer.


You then have your friends to pray; they hear Him to the letter.

As they give words you wonder if God must love them better.

So I share with you a truth that once was brought to me.

Our Father picks this barrenness to grow some special trees.


Four-He plants from just a seed; They’re very hard to see.

Yet here in this unlikely place they grow to set us free.

The cedar means tenacity with roots deep and strong.

The acacia wears piercing thorns, yet blooms a victory song.

The myrtle tree is fragrant, a balm to all in need,

The oil tree, His anointing, to set the captives free.


Three trees our Father chose to set; visible yet growing;

Marvelous amazing grace, while desert winds are blowing!

The Fir means elastic tree, with the inner strength it takes,

So when Father’s winds are changing, it bends but never breaks.

Endurance is the noble pine; it’s learned how to abide.

Cypress means to forward erect, not fallen with earthly pride.


You say these trees never grow in places so forsaken.

They need a climate moist and cool where better care is taken.

This is true if all God wanted was just a pretty tree.

But He sometimes chooses deserts to grow a better me!


Merrie Cardin


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