Oh, Lord, Where Ya Been?
Poem by Doc Dalton
Been hiding out, lost, and confused for some time now,
Not knowing which way to turn, or what to even say.
Hurt by life’s bumps and bruises, struggling more every day,
Hanging on by the tips of my fingers so I won’t slip and fade away.
Sadly, I’ve been stumbling while searching for a clue,
Screaming like hell to the Heavens above in search of You,
Looking for a sign while taking life’s shots on the chin. What have I done that was so wrong? How bad was my sin?
The road has a been long one, and my journey’s been dark,
One that I felt would betray me and tear me apart.
This same journey I never dreamed I would be taking,
I beg of you, Lord, please don’t let me be forsaken.
Oh, Lord, where Ya been?
I’ve been crying out in search of You once again,
Standing here worried and scared, waiting just for You,
Lord, I beg of You one more time, please pull me through.
Sometimes God takes us on a journey to bring us where He wants us to be,
One that is long, confusing, and, at times, blinding to where we cannot see.
While the journey may be long, the travel is worth it—at least it was to this old fool,
Now I know You’ve been with me all along, even when life seemed so cruel.
Oh, Lord, now I know where Ya been.
Beside me all the while, guiding me once again.
Thank You for Your love, and thank You for pulling me through.
Please know, Jesus, this old fool always needs You.
About Doc Dalton
The Depressed Poet Doc Dalton has suffered from depression for over 30 years. Doc says poetry was a gift from the Lord because, while writing, his mind relaxes from the craziness and lets the calm walk in. Dalton is also the host of the podcast The Coffee and Prayer Series, “Where a Good Cup of Coffee, and Some Quiet Prayers Can Change the World.” Visit Dalton on his website for more information.