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Abiding in Hard Times
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By Geneva Poynter
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Abiding in Hard Times

It is hard to love the sinner, yet hate the sin.

Jesus did it, their souls to win.

Can I love Muslims yet hate what radicals do?

HE'S the standard for me and you.


Your rights halt at the end of my nose…that’s true.

What of hateful things people do?

Do I get angry and rant and call them vile names,

Or draw close to God and His claims?


Someone said, “Start at the Judgment and work backward.”

What is it I want to record?

My need is to draw closer to God and His Word

So His love, through me, is transferred.


When I draw close and get to know Him much better,

My life will tell…to the letter.

To really know Him and hide His Word in my heart

Is the key…His love to impart.


To KNOW Him and the pow’r of His resurrection

Was Paul’s yearning…not perfection.

That’s my hearts desire in these the last of my years.

As I seek it, I’ll trust and obey until He appears!


Abiding in Hard Times(c) 2009  Geneva Poynter




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Submitted: Thursday, March 12, 2009

Last Updated: Thursday, March 12, 2009

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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