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I Had Nothing to Offer to God...
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By James Pemberton
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I Had Nothing To Offer to God…


I had nothing to offer to God but a life of ashes.

It almost felt like I was “stuck in molasses.”


I had nothing to offer to God but “utter failure.”

I didn’t even offer to him a simple prayer.


I had a life that was simply falling apart.

I cried out to him from a wounded heart.


I began to blame myself for everything wrong.

I soon began to feel like I didn’t belong.


I’d begin each day with a lot of  hesitation.

I didn’t feel any kind of love or appreciation.


Those close to me begin to “leave me behind.”

There wasn’t a single “friend” I could find!


Just when everything was falling around me.

Jesus was there and his love began to surround me!


“Lord  please help me.” Is what was spoken.

My life was coming apart.,   And felt empty and broken!


Jesus reached down and took a hold of my hand!

And told me everything I went through...  He understands!


Day by day he brought to me a peace I never knew!

Putting my life back together was what he wanted to do!


As I read his word, his spirit renewed my mind.

A precious friend in HIM…  I was able to find!


His love was the “glue” that mended my broken pieces.

He’s brought to my life a brand new completeness!


He restored me and gave to me so much more!

He truly is what living my life is meant for!


He is and will always be the Lord for me!

And can do the same for you!  Most certainly!


By Jim Pemberton    (c) 2012

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Submitted: Saturday, August 25, 2012

Last Updated: Monday, August 27, 2012

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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