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Someone Felt Like Giving Up!
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By James Pemberton
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Someone Felt Like Giving Up!


I know someone who wanted to give up.

Things in life began to “trip him up.”


After much thought and contemplation.

He really offered no real explanation.


He felt like his life was at a “dead end road.”

He said he couldn’t continue

with a heavy load.


No matter how many different things he tried.

He was not happy…  Nor satisfied!


He began to share a piece of his mind…

He was ready to leave everything behind.


The choices that he had sometime ago…

Began to “wear” at his heart and soul!


I tried to encourage him the best I could.

But I’m not sure he really understood.


As I watched him go his separate way…

I said; “there’s something I wanted to say.”


“There’s a God who reigns in haven above!”

“He wants to fill you with his hope and love!”


“He knows and cares about everything you’ll do!”

“He’s loving and kind!”  “And wants to help YOU!”


As I spoke, I could see he thought for a minute.

A commitment to God…  He decided to give it!


He decided to give it all to a God who won’t fail him!

He wanted to serve a God,

 who wants to bless him!


He’s happy now that this choice was taken!

With Jesus…  He’s never alone nor forsaken!


By Jim Pemberton    (c) 2013

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Submitted: Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 30, 2013

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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