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I Was in a Place Where I Didn't Bel
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By James Pemberton
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I Was In A Place Where I Didn’t Belong!


I was in a place where I knew I didn’t belong!

God’s spirit was there…  But the flesh was strong!


I felt alluring voices almost “overwhelm me.”

There were so many temptations that surrounded me!


I could feel the pull!  The tugging of my heart!

I knew this was going to happen! From the start!


As I began to feel many voices, pulling my spirit.

I wanted to run, but could not seem to do it!


In one moment of hopelessness, to Jesus I cried!

I couldn’t run from this!  No matter how hard I tried!


Just when I thought that there was not a way out!

I remember what some of the Bible was about!


I knew that if I cried to Jesus, he’d be there to help me!

No matter the temptation!  And how it tries to “trip” me!


Before I was going to do something, I shouldn’t do…

I heard God’s voice say; “My son, I’m here to help you!”


I felt the hand of God, reach down and touch my soul!

I knew that God was there, and it was time for me to go!


I jumped up and out of there, as fast as I could run!

Any “excitement” was gone.  I was not having “fun!”


Whatever temptation I gave up, was worth avoiding!

A life with Jesus and family is what I’m enjoying!


Thank you my Lord! For your patience and kindness!

You’ve filled my life with your love and brightness!


By Jim Pemberton    (c) 2013


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Submitted: Thursday, September 5, 2013

Last Updated: Saturday, September 7, 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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