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The Two Edged Promise
by angelos2 wark
04/29/10
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The Two-edged promise

He never promised that our cross would not get heavy,
or that the hills would all be easy to climb.
He never promised a life exempt of pain and sorrow,
or that every day the sun was sure to shine.

He never promised to remove all of my heartaches,
or that those I love would never let me down.
He never promised--that Iíd be free--from sickness,
or that at times I wouldnít bear a thorny crown.

He never promised that my friends would all be faithful,
or that every word thatís spoken of me would be kind.
He never promised fame or fortune, or earthly treasures,
or that the rainbowís pot of gold Iíd really find.

He never promised that all my dreams would be fulfilled,
or that every wish upon a star could come true.
He never promised that death would never steal my children,
or that my trials and temptations would be few.

****

He promised never to leave me, nor forsaken would I be.
My debt he paid, erased all sin, from prison set me free.
He promised me a Mansion, a sidewalk paved with gold,
My body changed now glorified, his face my eyes shall see.

He promised my path to brighten, to my feet provide a lamp,
from my afflictions though they be many, sweet deliverance.
He promised that nightly tears, come morning turn to joy,
From Satanís realm I could escape, into the Lordís presence.

He promised when in faith I ask, the answer Iíll receive.
When I say, ď mountain be removed,Ē it jumps into the sea.
He promised my feet, would be removed from the miry clay,
When on the solid rock I stand, heís there right next to me.

He promised me so many things, not one do I deserve,
So gracious, kind and merciful, Iíll never comprehend,
He promised me eternal life, in his kingdom to abide.
So with my Lord Iíll always be, his kingdom knows no end!

****

The promises of God are faithful and true. When we surrender to Jesus Christ, every promise from His Word (the Holy Bible) is available to those who have the faith to receive them. Oh, that we would stand on that Rock of Promise!

John Wark 2010.














If you died today, are you absolutely certain that you would go to heaven? You can be! TRUST JESUS NOW

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Deborah Ann Belka 29 Apr 2010
John, Amen! I really liked this, there is so much truth in it. All His promises come when we keep our eyes on the Lord and our hearts grounded in His word. God's Blessings . . . Debby




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