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Life's Battles

It's strange how God talks to us. Sometimes in the wee hours of a sleepless night, Sometimes a sweet voice appears in the background music of the vaccum cleaner. Maybe while driving home from a tedious workday with the radio turned off. Maybe awaken from sleep words pouring from your heart and soul that makes you Jump out of bed and scramble for pen and paper. I'm not the least surprised that the words jump out of me, For God has talked to me many times in this manner. You see, they all have a common denominator. Its when you tune out the Distractions of your surroundings that God can talk to the innermost parts of your being. He leaves your heart and soul in awe as your mind comes back to earth. No, I'm not a bit surprised that he woke me from a deep sleep. I pray for him to talk to me. He knows I need his inspiration. It's like bread and water To sustain me from the hum-drum of everyday living. I'm not a saint by any means, probably worse than the worse, lowest than the lowly. God knows me and he loves me anyway. Maybe I disappoint him with my selfish, stubborn And sinful ways, but he knows I love him and trust him in all things. Jesus is my Redeemer and salvation. He walks by my side thru tragedy, he is my healer through All my sicknesses. My faith is strengthened in him until my back feels it will Break into. Oh, what a friend I have in Jesus. A young man once said,"We young people need to hear from our older generation the experiences they have overcome in all Situations." "We hunger for your testimonials to help us to know what to do when We are faced with our own trials and tragedy's." Maybe, when God speaks to us, even thru poetry, the real circumstances that we have faced He is only giving us the gift of being able to see the blessings that come from tragedy to Make our walk so much more easy.

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  1. Date: 7/27/2015 3:13:00 PM

    AVIS, I enjoyed reading your poem today. I hope you are well. Forever ~SKAT~
  1. Date: 9/2/2014 10:11:00 AM

    Hi Avis, thank you for the nice reply...Linda
  1. Date: 8/24/2014 10:51:00 AM

    Avis, Stopping by to check out a few of the featured poems:) Congratulations on having your poem featured on the soup's home page. Always~ LINDA
  1. Date: 11/26/2012 7:33:00 AM

    May you live life to its fullest, honoring the gift. Light & Love
  1. Date: 4/20/2012 9:38:00 AM

    Life is an ongoing battle. It takes a lot of faith and a strong will to stick with it when the going gets tough. Sometimes it's difficult to see the good when things aren't going right, but there is a reason for everything.
  1. Date: 3/24/2012 8:06:00 AM

    Smile ˜ Very Beautiful Within It's Truth & Sincerity, My Dear Beautiful Avis ˜ HIS BEAUTY, Does HIS Greatest Workmanship Amid The Seemingly Darkest Of The Bleakest Night * Smile, Isn't It Good To Know How Much HE Love's You ˜ Love Always, John!:) ˜