There are times when trials get me down
And there are times when temptation beckons for me to follow.
There are times when the world gets to be too much
And the weight of unhappiness
Is heavy on my shoulders.
Sometimes the worldliness invades
My space of serenity
And I yearn for the mansion on the hill
Or the ferarri in the garage.
I yearn to have all my bills finally paid
Or a million dollars in the bank.
But God in all his lovingness reminds me gently
That all these things are material things
And will soon pass away.
God softly touches my heart and speaks to me
in a way that no other can.
He soothes my trials and temptations.
He lets me lean my head on his shoulder
And cry for all the time I think I have lost.
He shows me a smile from my children
Or sends me an I love you from my husband.
He shows me the beauty of a morning sunrise
Or the laughter caused by a robin
trying to pull a worm from the ground
In my front yard.
He gives me the awesome image of
A hummingbird feeding at my feeder
And the colorful flowers of spring
That only a master artist can paint.
He gives me the blue skies of summer
And the the falling leaves of Autumn.
He places diamonds in the snow
That sparkle on a snowy winter morning.
In all this he gently mends my aching heart.
And calms my worldly fears.
He gives me a safe port in the storm of my life
And wraps me in his love.
Oh, I know that all the trials and temptations
Will come another day.
But I also know that God will be there
To hold my hand and speak softly,
And lovingly let me know that through it all
He will always be with me.
No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it. 1Corinthians 10:13
Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him. James 1:12