Surprise not by ardent trouble,
That come in order to test you;
Be careful you do not stumble,
In what your mind wants to construe.
Feel not as though something is strange,
That would be happening to you;
Rather look towards the Lord for change,
When life is making you feel blue.
So just be happy as you share,
Partakers of distress for Christ;
Showing others how much you care,
How much you have sacrificed.
No doubts you will be full of joy,
When He appears in His glory;
While feeling like a schoolboy,
Knowing the rest of the story.
If insulted as you proclaim,
Rest assured His Spirit will bless;
When you honor Christ in His name,
Which will be relieving your stress.
Suffer not for what you have done,
Regardless as a crook or a thief;
You are forgiven through the Son,
Because of faith through your belief.
As a Christian always proclaim,
Never fear and not be ashamed;
Praise God in being called that name,
As a rightful heir to be claimed.
Time has come for judgment to start,
The church is where it will begin;
If all of us have a true heart,
And who still has corrupted sin.
What will be the end of all those,
Who are refusing to obey;
Because of the life that they chose,
That has been causing them to stray.
If the righteous are to be saved,
Where will godless sinners appear;
The will of God will be engraved,
Only on those who do revere.
Copyright © 2016 Richard Newton Sherrer