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I Didn't Know How Good I Had It...
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By James Pemberton
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I Didn't Know How Good I Had It...

I didn't know how good I had it,
until I lost all that I owned.
I lost my famly, all of my cars
and even my home.

I tried to live a life according
to a "good principle."
I let pride get in the way and
felt rather "invincible."

I once had money, wealth and a lot of fame.
It seemed like everyone around
me all knew my name.

I feel empty now... afraid....
and "at my wit's end."
Everyone. it seems, has left me.
Even my "close friend.

Jesus... You're the one I know
that I can call upon.
You make things "right"
when all seems "wrong."

What you can give to me,
money could never buy.
I humbly kneel before you Lord,
with a desperate cry.

PLease help me dear Jesus.
I know that you can.
I read in your word that you are;
"I AM that I AM!"

In YOU... Jesus... can I
find life's meaning.
Your life for mine, is what I'm now receiving.

You're my best friend whom
I love so much.
I long for your mercy and peace...
your "special touch."

You alone can bring true joy that
fortune could never give.
You brought me hope and peace
and a reason to live!

By Jim Pemberton









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Submitted: Sunday, August 24, 2008

Last Updated: Monday, August 25, 2008

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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