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God's Well of Mercy Never Runs Dry

Updated on May 16, 2017
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Poetry is one of Lori's favorite ways to write about memories, express feelings, and inspire others through her faith in God.

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Lord, I crawled across the barrenness to you with my empty cup uncertain in asking any small drop of refreshment. If only I had known you better I'd have come running with a bucket."

— Nancy Spiegelberg

God's lavish distribution of mercy

The quote by Nancy Spiegelberg above has always been one of my favorite reflections of who God is and how we miss His lavishness when it comes to distributing His blessings, mercy, love, grace, and all things wonderful, especially when we are suffering and alone or are caught up in the chains of sin and shame. The quote gave me the idea for this poem. It's a good reminder that God's mercy never ceases.

Though the desert of your doubts are lonely...
Though the desert of your doubts are lonely...

God's Well of Mercy Never Runs Dry

Though the heat of your troubles burn savage

Though the torment of your fears tell you lies

Though the desert of your doubts are lonely

God's well of mercy never runs dry


Though your heart is consumed with anger

your thoughts bitter with spite

Though misery seeks to destroy you

God's well of mercy never runs dry


Come to the well and drink deep

the water of My mercy is sweet

No need ask a drop

No need bring a cup

My mercy flows ever replete

Though your strength can no longer carry you...
Though your strength can no longer carry you...


Though your life has taken a beating

Though your sorrows have greatly multiplied

Though your strength can no longer sustain you

God's well of mercy never runs dry


Though your sin is redder than scarlet

Though your attitude tends to defy

Though your heart has turned into stone

God's well of mercy never runs dry.


Come to the well and drink deep

the water of My mercy is sweet

No need ask a drop

No need bring a cup

My mercy flows ever replete

Though your tears gush in great abundance...
Though your tears gush in great abundance...


Though your tears gush in a torrent

Though you feel there's no way to survive

Though despair has withered your spirit

God's well of mercy never runs dry.


Though life no longer makes sense

Though you plead and ask the Lord why

Though your questions go unansnswered

God's well of mercy never runs dry.


Come to the well and drink deep

the water of My mercy is sweet

No need ask a drop

No need bring a cup

My mercy flows ever replete

Streams of mercy never ceasing

Call for songs of loudest praise

~ Come Thou Fount, Robert Robinson 1757

© 2017 Lori Colbo

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 7 weeks ago from Southern Illinois

      This is so beautiful and true. God's love will take you from darkness into the light and happiness will overflow...

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      Lori Colbo 7 weeks ago from Pacific Northwest

      You are gloriously correct Ruby. Have a blessed day.

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 7 weeks ago from The Caribbean

      Lori, I can feel God's showering me and my little hands filling with all they can hold. What a beautiful message!

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      Lori Colbo 7 weeks ago from Pacific Northwest

      Dora, what beautiful response. Thank you for commenting.

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      William Kovacic 5 weeks ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

      Thanks for the reminder, Lori. God is the giver of Living water. One of the thoughts (and it may not be new) in my sermon on Resurrection Sunday was that Jesus, the Living water, said "I thirst" on the cross. As He is truly God, He also is truly man and suffered more than can be imagined. Wonder why we tend to get upset when we suffer. He's been there, done that, and lives so that we might, too. Anyway, great piece, Sister.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 weeks ago from Southern Illinois

      Lori, I was able to realize God's mercy and suffering more yesterday ( Easter ) when I attended church. It seemed like I appreciated his love more than ever before. I think it's the times we live in, all the turmoil and suffering around the world. Thanks again for your heartfelt poetry

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      Lori Colbo 5 weeks ago from Pacific Northwest

      Hi Bill, I wish I could hear your sermon. It sounds like a good one.

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      Lori Colbo 5 weeks ago from Pacific Northwest

      Ruby, you are such a dear woman. I am glad you had such a wonderful experience at church. It's always so sweet when we see Christ in a larger fuller way. His suffering and love really is not fully comprehensive this side of heaven, but we can grow in our knowledge of Him.

      God bless you, sister Ruby.

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      manatita44 5 weeks ago from london

      Another insightful piece. Come! Come! Come! We all wish to swim, but is afraid of the water. Who comes?

      "Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over." KJB version.

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      Lori Colbo 5 weeks ago from Pacific Northwest

      You are a very inspirational person Mantita. Thanks for stopping by.

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      manatita44 5 weeks ago from london

      Sweet thing to say. Thank you, Lori. God bless your Heart with continuous Love and fortitude.

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      Lori Colbo 5 weeks ago from Pacific Northwest

      Manatita, God bless you right back.

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      Lawrence Hebb 3 weeks ago

      Very powerful.

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      manatita44 2 weeks ago from london

      A truly inspirational poem! So touching! So sublime! A glorious piece!

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