We have many opportunities

In our lives to be discouraged,

When our circumstances bring hardships

And when our plans simply won’t flourish.

But there will always be and always exist

Someone in a worse situation;

Whose pain and trauma dampens their soul

And where trials test their patience.

We’re to be content with what we have

And associate with the humble,

To live in peace and simplicity

And avoid those who make us stumble.

God will always exalt the humble

And will humble the exalted indeed;

He’ll expose the hidden motives

Of deception, lust and greed.

When we’re happy with our lot in life

And where gratitude exists,

We no longer need to covet or envy

What’s on our neighbour’s list.

Gratitude is like a flower

That has unfolded in its glory;

A genuine feeling, authentic love

With no fabricated stories.

Thank God that He sent His Son

To be a propitiation for our sins,

With our most gratifying, heartfelt thanks

When we’re chosen to live with Him.

(C) P.B. 2019

“Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have.” Hebrews 13:5

“God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.” James 4:6

“Do not set your mind on high things, but associate with the humble. Do not be wise in your own opinion.” Romans 12:16

“If it is possible, as much as depends on you, live peaceably with all men.” Romans 12:18

“In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.” 1 John 4:10