Things You Need to Know

Not everyone will like you,

Or even think you’re great.

The world will not reward you

For simply cleaning your plate.

You won’t agree with all of them,

So they won’t have your back.

And when you sometimes fall for them,

They may not love you back.

I hate to burst your bubble

At this juncture of your life:

In the world you will have trouble,

Not to mention pain and strife.

Would I tell you this and leave you

With no shred of hope or cheer?

I’ll not forsake or leave you.

You know I’m always here.

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace.  In this world you will have trouble.  But take heart!  I have overcome the world.”

                                                                                                         —— Jesus  (John 16:33)


About Jan Hamlett

Exploring faith outside the safety of Sunday
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6 Responses to Things You Need to Know

  1. Lisa says:

    You’ll never know how much I needed to read this today… Glad I checked your blog.

  2. Jan says:

    Great reminder of God’s promise to us! Your timing, as usual, is uncanny!

  3. Beverly says:

    Timely, true and beautiful….still praying 😉

  4. Jan Hamlett says:

    Thanks, Bev. Me too!

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