To endure agony of loss
I must be on my knees–pray God for trust
Trials and tribulation–like a furnace,
Burn my heart and soul
I ache to be embraced by my Love
Remembering His smile, His kiss
Is the way, I must continue
I left to be alone
To keep safe my Heart and Hope,
Strengthening my resolve and Love,
Waiting to see Him again
We joined in matrimony, by our Lord God
I Will promise to Love, Cherish, and Obey
Always with respect
Never to shout
Never to fight
Never to lie
Remaining together, Loving–for All Eternity
Tears roll down my cheek
Seeking God’s Glory
My soul prays in His House
Desiring the indwelling
Of the Holy Spirit
Most believe merit will suffice
No, not quite
A foolish man’s delight
Relationship and trust
Is a must
To fulfill the Lord’s will
For my life
And reside with Him
In glorious Paradise
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Lord, I do fear the unknown–the journey I must travel.
The easier route–tempting indeed.
Abraham went trusting you,
not knowing where he was to go.
He was blessed many times over.
Let me be like my forefather.
Increase my faith and
deliver your daughter from temptation,
so that I may see the day Your glory reigns.
Thrice I have been close to the final sleep.
With a single tear rolling down my face,
I proclaimed Jesus, the Christ.
It was a cry of submission, a cry of hope.
He heard my petition.
Each time, His answer was deliverance.
I lived another day, to fulfill His will.
My eyes are open to the glory of His ways.
He favors me every day;
though, I feel I am not worthy.
In the quietness of my thoughts,
He walks with me; He talks with me.
I can do nothing but glorify His holy name.
My trials and tribulations are a test of my faith.
I am not perfect.
Sometimes I fail.
I am ashamed and filled with worry.
I pray for forgiveness.
He looks at His Son,
Who has paid the price.
He remembers my sin, not.
In all my fears and doubt,
His mercy endures forever more.
Do not be afraid in doing well.
For, God sees and will reward.
Fear is crippling.
It is false evidence appearing real.
Worry not about the death of the flesh.
To dust it shall return anyway.
Reverence the Lord.
He can cast the soul away.
But, be of good courage.
Christ has conquered the world.
To see another year–a blessing indeed
God has given me an opportunity,
to right the wrongs of days forgone.
A chance to fulfill His will,
I can proclaim His name with joyous praise,
to those who do not know His loving grace.
He has given another day, to see the sun shine;
to love unconditionally; treat others respectfully;
heal the brokenhearted; soothe a troubled soul.
Committed to the Great Commission,
I spread the Good News of Jesus Christ,
and all that He has done for me–
He can do for you.
Peace of mind comes from accepting that which is,
not dwelling on what will be.
Trust in the Lord.
He is your deliverer.
He will never leave you, nor forsake you.
Sing songs of praise.
He is in the midst.
Pray for His Kingdom come;
His will be done.
As you lay down to sleep,
ask the Lord your soul to keep.
A peace that passes all understanding
will dwell within.
Oh hear, God’s people
God is in control.
He is with you, through trials, tribulations, and persecution.
For, all must come to past.
So, He can be glorified.
Those who believe, Salvation is yours.
Your deliverance is nigh.
In the twinkling of an eye, we all shall be changed.
We shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever.