Words fitly spoken are like apples of gold in a setting of silver. Prov. 25:11

Written by | January, 2016
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It is a New Year. Let’s have a healthy attitude in facing it. Two poets below give some direction and insight. This is of course reflecting Scripture. “But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, to show that the transcendent power belongs to God and not to us. We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed; always carrying in the body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be manifested in our bodies.” 2 Cor. 4:7-10


I prayed to the Lord, for my troubles to cease,
But, instead of departing, they seemed to increase.
Each day found new problems, I’d not faced before.
And so my depression, just grew, more and more!

I begged and I pleaded, “Lord, please, let me die!
If You won’t ease my pain, at least, tell me, why!”
The Lord said, ” My dear child, I love you so much!
And I could have erased all those tears, with just one touch!

But, I wanted to teach you, to cling to My hand,
And trust me for things, you cannot understand!
I wanted to show you, that when things go wrong,
My strength, in your weakness, will make you strong!

You’ve suffered, because you were chosen to be,
A light for the lost, and a witness for Me!
As you travel the pathway, I’ve laid out for you,
You will meet many hearts, that are suffering, too!

And because you have been there, and know, what they feel,
You can show them My love, and help them to heal!”
It was then, that I wept, and fell on my knees,
And gave thanks to God, for not granting my pleas!

For, had I not suffered, and felt such despair,
How could I have known, the extent of His care?
“Oh, Lord, make me worthy, to share your great love,
And help hurting souls, to Your Heaven above!”
AMEN W. Ristau

He giveth more grace when the burdens grow greater,
He sendeth more strength when the labors increase
To added afflictions He addeth His mercy
To multiplied trials His multiplied peace.

When we have exhausted our store of endurance,
When our strength has failed ere day is half done,
When we reach the end of our hoarded resources,
Our Father’s full giving is only begun.

His love hath no limit, His grace hath no measure,
His power hath no boundary known unto men,
For out of His infinite riches in Jesus,
He giveth, and giveth and giveth again. Author Unknown