Troubles and Tribulations

Tonight’s Wednesday Night’s sermon was based on:

Hebrews 12:5-6English Standard Version (ESV)

And have you forgotten the exhortation that addresses you as sons?

“My son, do not regard lightly the discipline of the Lord,
    nor be weary when reproved by him.
For the Lord disciplines the one he loves,
    and chastises every son whom he receives.”


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Trials and Tribulations
by Michael Romani

To change our conduct God teaches
Developing our character as He reaches
Refining us into the mirrored image
It takes lessons fit for a sage
Experience building our character
Adjustments made that more than infer
The deeper level of our souls
In steps that stretch and console

It's an intensity of enduring advisement
Fast and furious in our atonement
Beguiling us into a truth of confidence
Provided to us in His mild diffidence
God giving us the need circumstances
That if heeded raises up and enhances
The events and pain felt in our days
Is all to shape us into living in God's ways

Morality taking on layers of immortality
That move us out beyond our fatality
God allows us the trials and tribulations
Even causing at times in needed interventions
All to move us to the still waters of peace
Where we find out path of righteous release
Each of us at moments like sheep gone stray
And only enduring what it takes to learn to obey

All of the trials and tribulations are but joy
The gifts of growth needed by God to employ
These are the signs of things to be taught
To bring about our good as we have sought
These corrections are needed and we reproved
All of this needed for our ways to be improved
Every step, every troubled moment comes from love
Meant for our best as it is here as it is above

All of these trials and tribulations are meant to train
This is the yoke that is ours under God's reign
Taken through the valley to get to mountain spire
Walked through the miles too deep to ever tire
Tried and refined into the very best we can be
Not a theology of prosperity but that posterity
So, my family keep that joyous smile on your face
The Father's teaching is that which we do embrace

(c) September 27, 2017 Michael Romani
All Rights Reserved

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