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Am I Really Happy?
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By James Pemberton
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Am I Really Happy?

 

With everything I’ve acquired and got...

What kind of happiness has it brought?

 

With everything I have or can name...

Has it given me joy or brought me shame?

 

With all that this world can give me…

What kind of life “lies beneath me?”

 

With all of my possessions and wealth…

Do I have contentment and “true” wealth?

 

I want it to be known and wish to express…

I’m not so sure, I’m what you would call “blessed.”

 

There’s something I know to be certain.

Tomorrow could be life’s “final curtain.”

 

There’s something that’s been on my mind.

Have I given God just some of “my” time?

 

There’s one thing I’m going to do… And do it now!

I’m going to come to the Lord and humbly bow.

 

This is something I need to say and do...

Give it all to God!  And tell him;

 “I LOVE YOU!”

 

Something that I should have done already...

When Christ comes again…  I want to be ready!

 

God’s joy and happiness is true and very real!

The presence of God..,   I can already feel!

 

What God has given to me, no one can take away!

For he comforts and is with me each day!

 

By Jim Pemberton   (c) 2013

 


Timely Comments on this Poem

Posted by Geneva Poynter on 3/28/2019 at 11:22 PM

Happiness is a temporary thing that depends on things outside of us; but joy and hope are forever in Christ.

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Submitted: Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 25, 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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