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Temporary Troubles ~

Temporary Trouble ~l CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Though they may be temporary,
my troubles still do weigh . . .
on my heart, they are heavy
on my soul, they yet prey.

When God needs my attention,
I feel  like I’m on fire
but, He is only testing my faith
and the depth of my desire.

So, He puts me in the furnace,
to refine me like gold
He uses the potter’s wheel
so His image He can mold.

He uses His Word as a bridle,
to keep me on the straight path
He prunes and He trims
so I may never know His wrath.

He places me in dark valleys,
to see the world’s wickedness
He puts me in arid places
so I’ll thirst after righteousness.

Though they may be temporary,
my troubles still do weigh . . .
but, I know they will bring me
into a glorious new day!

~~~~~~~~~~~~

2 Corinthians 4:17
King James Version

“For our light affliction,
which is but for a moment,
 worketh for us a far more exceeding
and eternal weight of glory;”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


The Peace of God ~

Everyday becomes a struggle,
when from God’s Word we stray
every hour is more miserable
when we don’t believe and pray.

Everything looks impossible,
when His hope is not there
every problem looks bleaker
when we don’t trust in His care.

Every worry seems unbearable,
when His mercy we don’t claim
every concern is more insufferable
when we don’t call upon His name.

Every mountain seems higher,
when we climb it all alone
every valley is a little deeper
when we don’t seek His throne.

Everyone who goes about,
seeking to do their own will
will never know the peace
that only God can instill!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Psalm 29:11
King James Version

“The Lord will give strength unto his people;
the Lord will bless his people with peace.”

Copyright 2012
Deborah Ann Belka


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