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When I Lost It All... Jesus Was T
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By James Pemberton
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When I Lost It All...  Jesus Was There!


I think about a time going through much uncertainty.

It was a time of much turmoil and adversity!


Things at the time seemed to come “crashing down.”

I wasn’t quite sure if we’d have to leave town


I lost my job and wasn’t sure how to pay the bills.

It seemed like life had “too many hills!”


It was hard sometimes not to have any fears.

At times I struggled to hold back the tears!


But then I felt a tug from the Holy Ghost.

Trusting Jesus was what mattered the most!


I cried out to God with a troubled heart…

I told God I’d love and trust him from the start.


I cried; “Lord if I lose everything else,

 but still have you…”

“You’re all that matters and

 are worth holding on to!”


He gave me the love and strength I needed…

Especially the times I felt worn out and defeated!


God gave me his special unfailing grace…

He put joy in my heart and a smile on my face!


He helped me to understand and begin to see.

I need much more of him and a lot less of me!


He kept our family together during our trials.

Trusting and believing him made

 it worth the while.


I strongly recommend him to you this day.

Where there’s a mountain.  He’ll make a way!


He is the difference when all seems to go wrong.

Into his arms of mercy is where you belong!


By Jim Pemberton   

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Submitted: Monday, April 6, 2020

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 7, 2020

About the Poet
I and my wife have 4 grown children and currently live in the Pacific Northwest. I've spent much of my life doing volunteer work in the food distribution for the needy among local churches. Many of the poems I've written are a reflection of times of adversity as a reminder of God's love and faithfulness. I've found many opportunities to share my poems with those who are hurting and discouraged. I'm thankful for the reports of many of the poems touching people's lives. I hope that the poems included on Wordchimes will touch and bless your life too!

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