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Trying to Figure out Life
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By Geneva Poynter
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Trying to Figure Out Life


Can I understand life by my reason?

So much falls short in every lesson.


Question why He didn’t – thinking He could -

When answers don’t come when I think they should.


Was my faith too weak, maybe wavering?

Did I spend much time this earth savoring?


Should I run my own life – quit believing?

Would my own abilities give me wings?


The world’s nearly reasonable – not quite –

Chesterton’s thought, and I think he is right.


The answers come soundly in Gospels penned.

None but Christ Jesus our hearts can ere mend.


So many losses on this earth we find.

We must trust Christ who heals our hearts and minds.




Written by Geneva Poynter

September, 2010

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Last Updated: Monday, June 26, 2017

About the Poet
I asked Jesus to be my Savior when I was 11 - that was almost 70 years ago as of June 2015. My husband and I had been married for 54 years as of March 2010 before he went Home to Heaven, and we have one son & daughter in law and 3 grandchildren.

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