Testimony, Triumphant! (A to Z Challenge, Letter T)

This faith-walk, momentous

Journey filled with joy of the

Miraculous, mountains-climbed

Highs; and too, by valleys…arid

Soul-parching deserts, fraught.

Life’s seasons ever varied

Changing…heart soars, descends

Mind trips, spirit stumbles sideways.

God’s Word makes plain, we’ll face

Trials, temptations, troubles, torrents

Of tears, tribulations…fires of testing

Needed for character refinement

Purified soul.  Such statements

Stagger young believers; many turn

From fearsome, arduous Way…

Following the Master.

I make no boast of keeping narrow

Path, steps straight, unswerving…but

Once God calls, heart is ever pulled

Back to Him again, again.  That’s

What I hold as testimony…not what I’ve

Done/not done; my failings, small

Success… But rather God’s hand, so

Firm on my life, always protecting

Redirecting, never concerned I might

Lose His destiny for me. 

For, all those trials, troubles, tears

Temptation; testing, I’ve learned to

Appreciate…leads to grand triumphant

Finale: the day He’ll embrace me, say

“Well done, beloved daughter”…and

Wipe every tear, disappointment away.

We can’t avoid life’s grinding crashes

Steamroller events; hell’s baubles

Glittered invitations…we make choices

Regarding how we respond to them.

When we choose badly, it’s another

Opportunity.  Repent: change mind’s

Direction, keep goal to grow in wisdom

Maturity.  With childlike faith, willingly

Trust God…you’ll know security and

Reassurance that He’ll use even worst

Times for ultimate good in your life…

Bring glory to His Name.

©Ennle Madresan, 2019 ~ All rights reserved.

“Consider it pure joy, my brothers, when you encounter trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Allow perseverance to finish its work, so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.” James 1:2-4, Berean Study Bible

“And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.” Romans 8:28, New American Standard Bible

“…We also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope.” Romans 5:3-4, Berean Study Bible

“…Strengthening the souls of the disciples, encouraging them to continue in the faith, and saying that through many tribulations we must enter the kingdom of God.” Acts 14:22, English Standard Version

“I will be glad and rejoice in your unfailing love, for you have seen my troubles, and you care about the anguish of my soul.” Psalm 31:7, New Living Translation

“The righteous person faces many troubles, but the LORD comes to the rescue each time.” Psalm 34:19, New Living Translation

“You have tested us, O God; you have purified us like silver.” Psalm 66:10, New Living Translation

“You who have shown me many troubles and distresses Will revive me again, And will bring me up again from the depths of the earth.” Psalm 71:20, NASB

“Though I am surrounded by troubles, you will protect me from the anger of my enemies. You reach out your hand, and the power of your right hand saves me.” Psalm 138:7, NLT

Bible Verses: biblehub.com

Bible Kisses (A to Z Challenge, Letter K)

“An honest answer is like a kiss of friendship.” Proverbs 24:26, New Living Translation

“Unfailing love and truth have met together. Righteousness and peace have kissed!” Psalm 85:10, New Living Translation

“But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and felt compassion for him, and ran and embraced him and kissed him.” Luke 15:20

©Ennle Madresan, 2019 ~ All rights reserved.