Devotionals & Poems

The Road Of Life

As we travel through life we often find it filled with sorrows, pain, hurt, and heavy burdens. The Bible recognizes this in Job 5:7 saying, “man is born to trouble, As the sparks fly upward.” The same sentiment is expressed in 14:1. There are two different Hebrew words used in these verses, respectively meaning trial, wearing effort, and worry; the other, commotion, restlessness, crash, disquiet, and anger. All these are the plight of humanity because our human nature fell from God’s presence when the first couple chose to disobey God by partaking of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil rather than the tree of life! Even believers in Jesus still grapple with results of that fall because while our spirits have been reunited with the Father through Him our fleshly bodies have not yet been transformed into His fullness as they will be when we stand before Him face to face, see 1 John 3:2. However even as we deal with these things today, whether in our own heart and life, or just in the conditions all around us, we find a resting place in Christ who in Matthew 11:28-30 said, “Come to Me all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest …” Sadly multitudes today still choose the way of the first Adam (man) to partake of the pleasures of this world and the gratifications of the flesh rather than reaching out and partaking of the tree of life, which today is embodied in the Lord Jesus Christ, cf. John 14:6. (also see Psalm 106:4)

Rest amidst troubles

By rose Hill

Dear Lord come and visit us now,

Our hearts are in pain and we don’t know how,

We are going to endure another day,

If these troubles don’t soon go away.

We don’t have a song in our heart,

Everything seems to be so dark.

Our minds are confused and full of distress,

We are longing now to find some rest.

Dear Lord come and visit us now,

To deliver from trouble You know how.

(God’s reply)

Have I not said “Come to Me”?

Form all these burdens I’ll set you free.

I will give sweet rest for your soul,

When you let Me take full control.

Scripture quotations are from the New King James Version copyright 1982 by Thomas Nelson Co. used by permission.

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