Aug. 26, 2013


by Gary Field (author's profile)


Gary Field
DC# MO5398
Century C.I.
Century, FL.



The Chastening of a righteous God
Had brought me to my knees.
A world of woe, a sea of grief,
and of harsh realities.

But to understand why,
I needed just one sentence --
"For Godly sorrow
worketh repentance."

You'll find the mighty hand of God
won't always just "lift you up."
Perhaps part of his plan may be
that we sip from sorrow's cup.

Like Gold tried in the fire,
Impurities are burned away.
And our trials can lift us higher,
W'ere shaped -- and then baked like clay.

So though life seems to pound us,
And fiery trials confound us,
The love of God still surrounds us --
As we struggle on our way.

But don't be dismayed, nor surprised --
When disobeyed, He will chastise.


Like a wayward son
By a loving father --
If he didn't love you,
Then he wouldn't bother.

Until --

Like the prodigal child,
With a kiss and a smile --
He will welcome you back.

Kill the fatted [fated?] calf
On your behalf --
And provide what you lack.

So when it seems that you have fallen,
And once again, you have landed hard --
That's the time you should be calling,
and reaching for the hand of God.

He will lead you through the fire,
He will lead you through the flood --
By the hand of the Messiah,
Once you learn to plead the blood.

Glory be to God.


Printed by Freddie L. Haliburton


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