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Acrylic on acrylic paper.

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My second gift to a Priest I met recently who is very special and dear to me for the assistance he tirelessly gives to those who need him most.

Yes, that’s my daughter Jaymi in this painting. She had a photo in her collection of wonderful works that I felt was perfect for this painting and made it come to life in a way I didn’t expect.

By Tahnja Wolter

I cried out to You Lord but where were You?
“I was here all along”
I cried out to You Lord but You didn’t hear me
“I heard every prayer”

I wept til I bled Lord, didn’t You see?
“I see everything”
There was only the wind to keep me company
“It was My breath”

I even looked for You in the desert
“I am everywhere you need Me”
You said ask and you shall receive
“I gave you My life”

Why have You abandoned me Lord?
“It may seem so but I have not”
I am alone, left to die
“Others may betray you but I never will”

Can You hear me?
Do You love me?
Why can’t I hear You Lord?
“Because you haven’t learned how to listen with your heart…but I love you…I love you so much…”


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  • frenchblue
    frenchblueover 4 years ago

    tahjna, this is soooooo beautiful!!!…
    i just love the words and image together…..!! amazing….bless your heart!! cm xx

  • has made me deeply emotional this painting has once I posted it and can see the painting with the words that came to me…..something special again happened when I painted this….there is something, a depth, a reality to this piece that has moved me to the core. So glad it has touched others like you hunny. My love to you!

    – Tahnja

  • Ann Warrenton
    Ann Warrentonover 4 years ago

    Out standing art piece. wonderful

  • hugs…I’m just sitting here with tears streaming down my face feeling so emotional. That poem is ringing through my head and I can hear His voice not just as His voice for my daughter when she needed Him but for all humanity and for all the cries of the souls who need Him most… very powerful when I feel this depth of connection. My love to you!

    – Tahnja

    BLYTHARTover 4 years ago

    That is beautiful and so is the poem. May God bless you.

  • My beautiful brother in Christ, thank you with all my heart for your appreciation. I feel so blessed that the Lord would use me in this way and direct my heart and soul.

    – Tahnja

  • SlayerX
    SlayerXover 4 years ago

    Oh I see, cool!!

  • Hi my friend! Thank you so very much and God bless you

    – Tahnja

  • Ann Warrenton
    Ann Warrentonover 4 years ago

    Thank you, and love back to you :))

  • trisha22
    trisha22over 4 years ago

    Beautiful work.

  • Hugs…thank you Trisha!

    – Tahnja

  • Renate  Dartois
    Renate Dartoisover 4 years ago

    Oh Tahnja this is so powerful both the painted image and the written words and I am mesmerized by the depth of your believe and you know he has blessed you with so many talents and you are using this gift to express your love of God…you are a beautiful soul my dear.

  • What a beautiful compliment you have paid me lovely Renate. I am very deeply touched. I do sincerely have a powerfully deep faith. I wasn’t raised with any kind of faith at all. I only truly found Jesus 5 years ago but I’ve never looked back. It was the greatest thing that ever happened to me. I owe Him more than anyone but He can ever know.

    I also try hard to devote as much of the gifts He has given me as I can to bringing Him glory…thank you for noticing….hugs…it’s friends like you that make me feel I’m actually getting somewhere

    – Tahnja

  • ElYPares
    ElYParesover 4 years ago

    Beautiful painting and such true words. God Bless

  • God bless lovely lady! Thank you so much

    – Tahnja

  • CanyonWind
    CanyonWindover 4 years ago

    Beautiful work.

  • God bless you friend and thank you so very much

    – Tahnja

  • Lynette K.
    Lynette K.over 4 years ago

    Another beautiful and inspiring piece my friend.

  • So wonderful to hear from you hunny! I miss you when you’re not around…..but I guess it’s true that absence makes the heart grow fonder lol…hugs

    – Tahnja

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