The Lessons In Pain

Why is there pain?
Could it be there are lessons in suffering?
Those who hold fast to Christ will learn their faith is not in vain.
Those who endure in faith will see Christ and all the rewards his return will bring.

Why would God allow pain to come?
What parent hasn’t allowed a child to fall
so that the child might learn what shouldn’t be done?
Pain is a harsh teacher, but its lessons come to all.
Pain can equip someone.

Those who’ve suffered can help others in similar situations.
One who’s suffered gains the strength to overcome.
Those who endure can push beyond previous limitations.

Some things happen, and they hurt more than a person can know.
But as we endure, we learn; we demonstrate our faith, and we grow.

 


 

 

Merciful

I should not laugh at another’s misfortune,
even if he is my enemy.
For every man receives his proper portion,
and I should offer mercy as it’s been given to me.

Never forget those times you’ve suffered.
How much did you cry for understanding?
Shouldn’t you offer the same to those who are flustered?
When others mourn, shouldn’t you be listening?

The Lord’s mercy is great.
He his abounding in love and forgiving.
No matter what mistakes you might make,
his love for us is ever enduring.

Just as your Father is merciful,
so should we be merciful.

 


 

 

He Will Always Seek You Out

Fear not lost sheep,
He will seek you out.
In his arms, he will keep
you no mater where you run about.

Do not lose your shine little piece of silver,
He will seek you out.
He will search under every floorboard and pillar.
And when he finds you, he will, with joy, celebrate and shout.

Do not give up, repentant sinners,
He will seek you out.
He sent His Son to deliver
all those who repent from their pain and doubt.

If you are lost, and you’re unsure what you should do.
Have faith and seek Him, and He will always find you.

 


 

Love

What has hate ever gained someone?
What need does it satisfy?
What good has it ever done?
It only leads to more hate, and no one understands why.

But if you love the one who hates you,
There is hope for better gain.
If you bless those who curse you,
You proclaim your father’s Heavenly name.

You can not know God if you don’t know love.
If one does not know love, God is not in him.
God is love,
And whoever loves a brother abides in Him.

Any man can hate those who hate him,
but a world filled with hate is one that’s dark and grim.

 


 

Pride

When I feel like I know best.
When I feel like things should go my way.
When I don’t get my way, and I feel stressed.
When I feel others should do as I say. 

This is my sinful pride.
This is when I place myself on a throne that isn’t mine.
But the prideful seeking God’s kingdom will be denied.
An arrogant man seeks justification, but he will not find.

God, place in me a Spirit that’s humble.
For the earth is the meek’s inheritance.
Forgive me, Lord, when my pride makes me stumble.
Forgive me, Lord, for I offer my repentance.

There is no love in me if I place myself above others.
Let me exalt You, Lord, above any other.

 


 

 

Repentance

What need do the perfect have for forgiveness?
Why should they seek salvation?
If only I could obtain such righteousness.
If only I could resist each and every temptation.

Why praise Christ as propitiation,
when so many mortal men call you good?
Surely you can rest upon your own perfection.
If any could argue their case before God, surely you could.

You’ve never called anyone a fool.
You’ve never looked at a person in lust.
Indeed, you’ve followed God’s every rule.
Indeed, you’re always patient and just.

I, however, lack such earthly perfection,
so I depend on Christ and his crucifixion. 

 


 

Abide

Keep your faith in trying times.
Hold fast, and anticipate the good things to come.
Keep your faith in joyful times.
Don’t turn away in complacency and lose the good things to come.

Keep your faith, though you may be sad.
God is good and always keeps His word.
Keep your faith, though you may be glad.
God is just and always upholds His word.

He is not a tool to use in need.
He’s not a person to cast aside after you’ve catered to your greed.
He is the Lord who made you.
He is the Lord who loves you.

Abide in Him, so that, when He returns, you won’t cower in fear.
Abide in Him, so that you may receive His gifts when He returns here.

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2 thoughts on “Sonnets For My Savior 52

  1. This was something very different and yet perfectly related to. The choice of words and metaphors is wonderful and makes everything seem so realistic. The way how women in this society are treated and grief-stricken is completely and beautifully portrayed. I could feel my eyes moisten while reading some lines. What a masterpiece!! Kudos to you!!

    You are welcome

    #PATRICKSTORIES
    Peace ✌and Love ❤

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