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Life's Trials.
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By Michael P. Johnson
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Life's Trials.

Because of trials, many still fall

With eyes to truth still blind

Thinking in church they’ve left them all

With sin and shame behind


But nowhere does the bible say

In Christ we’re trouble free–Jn.16:33

So many trials are faced today

As now the world can see


Not always is it Satan though

Salvation tests us too

God wants to see how far we’ll go

What yet on earth we’ll do –Jdg.2:22


The difference when we understand

Means life when void of shame

Means living as The Father planned

Or endless burning flame


Until in Christ, we’ve passed life’s test

Heaven no trial may spare

We’re in the world like all the rest

And with them all to share


Life’s trials is what it’s all about

The heights and depths within

Who’ll overcome the fear and doubt

Must rise above the sin


No need in trials to show dismay

Nor fear the devil’s sword

It’s not on earth and not today

We’ll claim our just reward


So cast through faith life’s mountains down

Hold fast Salvation’s hand

Receive the victor’s hallowed crown

And reign as Jesus planned…..

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Submitted: Thursday, December 20, 2012

Last Updated: Thursday, December 20, 2012

About the Poet
I never wrote a word of poetry in my life. Till the day Jesus took my hand and touched my soul.....I invite your response. However most poems are not about me! Very few are. But the feed-back good, bad or indifferent is always desired. Not meant to offend, but I write about many things in many a guise. Of life, death, lost, found, saved, backsliders, new comers, repenting souls, doubting hearts, heathens, Christians, fire, water, Satan's daughter, wallowing in sin, saved, made sound walking in Light, graceful righteous. Suffering, ecstatic, bored, excited, sad, delighted, Sick, well, lame, able, living, dying, etc. etc. etc. Writing about anything, everything and everyone as the spirit leads. All meant to reveal, waken, revive, encourage, shame, help. Gladden, pick up, exalt, portrait, liberate. Again over 99% of my work is not about me. Although at times I write as though I were or am. Speaking e.g. in the first person. This is quite common even in the bible itself. Prophets speak of themselves, then God speaks, again the prophet, then God......Quite often it's difficult to distinguish whom it is that at any given time is speaking or narrating.

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