This faith-walk, momentous
Journey filled with joy of the
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
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