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Monday, August 23, 2010

It Just Isn't Fair

This is one I need to read over and over. Last Friday, I got some discouraging news. That very day, in the "Daily Hope with Rick Warren" the subject was Sometimes God Says Not Yet. "You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised. For in just a very little while, "He who is coming will come and will not delay." Hebrews 10:36-37. The next day the topic was How to Overcome Discouragement: "Then the people of Judah said, "The work crews are worn out, and there is too much rubble. We can't continue to rebuild the wall." Nehemiah 4:10. Meanwhile, in another email from an on line Bible Study called, The High Calling, I read a Daily Reflection by Mark Roberts that discussed tossing your burden on the Lord. "Give your burdens to the LORD,and he will take care of you.
He will not permit the godly to slip and fall." Psalm 55:22. Today, I found this poem that I wrote several years ago. I think God is trying to get thru to me.

It’s Just Not Fair

You work and you work,
but all you can gain
is higher blood pressure
and splitting migraines.
You can’t get ahead,
in fact, you lose ground;
Inflation and taxes
are wearing you down.
When heartache and pain
are all you can see
do you cry out,
“Good God, why do this to me?”
You’re crippled,
alone; you live in a chair.
Do you scream and lash out
‘cause life isn’t fair?
Your skin isn’t white,
no job and no hope.
Will blaming the system
help you to cope?
The sewer’s your home,
when it overflows
do you sit and complain
about all of your woes?
Or, do you tread water,
give praise, not a curse
and thank God, the Father
that it isn’t worse.
You’ll just waste your life
and won’t stand a chance
if you don’t see the “why”
of your circumstance.
Christians need teaching
and training that’s tough
cause, we’re facing a foe
who really plays rough.
Remember poor Paul
from Philippians One.
His chains helped him witness
and more souls were won.
He used his ordeal,
not let it use him.
And when he faced trials,
his faith didn’t dim.
Philippians Four,
recite with one voice
Rejoice in God always,
in all things rejoice.

1 comment:

  1. Wow. This hit me right where I live. Thank you, Jeff.