The Lord has filled me with gladness,
By showing interest in me;
And turning away the sadness,
Giving insight so I can see.
God was interested to show,
But wanted to give me a chance;
Having the desire to know,
How to proceed and to advance.
I am not saying all of this,
Because of having any need;
But I say I cannot dismiss,
A desire for to succeed.
Succeeding in what I have learned,
As content in a situation;
And exactly what I have earned,
Through the Lord and His salvation.
I know of life in poverty,
How it feels like in being poor;
And to live in prosperity,
How success will open the door.
No matter what the situation,
I learned secrets of how to live;
Making an evaluation,
How every result will give.
If I had too small or too much,
When I hunger or I do thirst;
When I might need His gentle touch,
But remember to keep God first.
I can do all through Jesus Christ,
To whom I am ready to share;
When I strayed becoming enticed,
As I kneel down to say a prayer.
The Lord has filled all of my needs,
His presence is a soothing scent;
My sacrifice is more than deeds,
But from remorse when I repent.
God is then content and well pleased,
As He gives in a divine way;
Causing the emotions have eased,
By showing trust as you obey.
Copyright © 2016 Richard Newton Sherrer