TRIAL BY FIRE (poetry)

April 13, 2021

Tear drops falling
Down like rain
Only God can
See my pain

In His arms
I often lie
Knowing He catches
The tears that I cry

Why He allows these things
I do know
It’s heat and fire
That makes us to grow

A glorious vision
Of us He sees
Like His own Son
When the work is complete.

copyright 2021  Jean Chamblee Thomas

Romans 8:28   All things work together for good to those who love the Lord and are called according to His purpose.

Zechariah 13:9
I will bring the one-third through the fire, Will refine them as silver is refined, And test them as gold is tested. They will call on My name, And I will answer them. I will say, ‘This is My people’; And each one will say, ‘The Lord is my God.’ ”


April 12, 2021

I am poured out
Like water that flows
Hoping somehow
My life in Christ shows

Wanting to bless
Sometimes I fall short
But I get up and try again
His love to report

Mercies are new
Every morning they are
Satan tries hard
To remove mornings Star

Battle upon battle
In prayer I must go
Thanking our Father
For the Holy Spirits flow

Without Him I am nothing
Nor ever shall be
But in His arms safely
My soul shall be free

He made me uniquely
Like all of His own
It makes me smile sweetly
That in His eyes I’m known

copyright  2017   Jean Chamblee Thomas