~Consider It All Joy!

“Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. And let endurance have its perfect result, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.” James 1:2-4

Consider it all joy!
When the house is a mess
And your family is tired and sick.
Consider it all joy!
When your day falls apart
And none of your well-laid plans will stick.

Consider it all joy!
When your workload is high
And you’re already so tired and beat.
Consider it all joy!
When your dinner gets ruined
And you don’t know what you will eat.

Consider it all joy!
When in the dead of night,
The baby wakes up with cries and tears.
Consider it all joy!
With so much going wrong,
You seem to have met your greatest fears

Consider it all joy!
When no one will listen
And your words seem to fade in the air.
Consider it all joy!
When you want to complain
And exclaim that life just isn’t fair.

Consider it all joy!
When your heart starts to break
And the tears come unbidden and strong.
Consider it all joy!
When you can’t find your way
And the pathway is weary and long.

Consider it all joy!
When the mountain is steep
And your feet are so weary and worn.
Consider it all joy!
When you can only creep
With your hands and knees bloody and torn.

Consider it all joy!
When they shout in your face,
When their hatred is painfully clear.
Consider it all joy!
When they revile your faith
And care not about what you hold dear.

Consider it all joy!
Throughout all of life’s trials
That may beset you on life’s journey.
Consider it all joy!
Sing your praise to the LORD!
Endure with faith for His great glory!

To the KING be all the glory!

10 comments

  1. Aunt Robbyn says:

    Me gusta! My favorite stanzas are the fifth, sixth, and eighth. I like the way you wrote about a variety of stressors that effect people. XO

  2. Violet says:

    Hi Rebekah,
    I found this so helpful in my Christian walk, after seeing it intially on the blog Meditiations of His Love, that I hope you don’t mind but I’ve shared the link to your blog and the Meditiations of His Love one on my blog (http://violetsdaisies.blogspot.co.nz/2012/06/meditations-of-his-love-consider-it-all.html). Thank you so much for writing this, as it showed me so clearly how through the trials I face, I am so apt to blame God rather than turning to Him and thanking Him for all that He has given me. God bless you, dear sister in Christ!
    Violet :)

    • Rebekah says:

      Wow! Praise the LORD that He used my poetry to bless you!! I don’t mind that you posted the links at all! May the LORD bless you too! :)

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