Just because something is hidden
It doesn’t mean it’s not exposed,
Since there’s One who sees and hears all
As our God everything He knows.
He sincerely wants to set us free
From the hidden traps in our heart;
The sinful tendencies that keep us bound
Which keep God and us apart.
It’s the jealousy and the envy
That is hidden in the soul;
It’s the anger and the bitterness
And all that needs to unfold.
It’s the underlying issues
That can be hidden and covered,
But eventually exploding
Revealing all that has been smothered.
It’s the disease of covetousness
Which can enhance competition;
It’s to desire to have the best
Where pride it drives the mission.
It’s the slothful sluggish ways
Nonchalant in word and deed;
It’s the sacrilegious attitudes
Watering all wrong type of seed.
It’s the underlying darkness
Of those who try to make us stumble;
Who spread a net and set a trap
To destroy those who are humble.
It’s the pretense in loving people
A false compassion to understand,
Since the motive may be to receive all credit
When extending a helping hand.
It’s to boast and to be noticed
With a reputation to uphold;
It’s to be considered as a good person
But where pride it takes a hold.
It’s the underlying attitudes
Of friends who pretend to care;
The fair-weather ones for the benefits
But when in need they are not there.
But all the underlying good works
Are seen by God indeed,
And do not go unnoticed
When the motive is to plant God’s seed.
God wants to unleash all shackles
All fake things in the soul,
To begin to really care and love
With an integrity to uphold.
When the masks are removed
It’s to expose underlying feelings,
So repentance can take place
Which will bring forth much needed healing.
He watches everything we do
We truly cannot hide,
And a healthy fear and sincere reverence
Is precious in His eyes.
When we forgive there is much power
With the key to unleash bitterness,
And where true healing and restoration takes place
Where peace and joy can manifest.
It’s a blessing when all is revealed
All the underlying things…
So we can be set free by the truth
Where much relief all this will bring.
Jesus died a painful death
So God can forgive our sins,
And He was resurrected unto eternal life
So new life is birthed within.
(C) P.B. 2020
“Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of heaven.” John 3:3
“I am the way the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” John 14:6
“Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.” John 14:1-2
“Take heed and beware of covetousness, for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of the things he possesses.” Luke 12:15
“for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” Romans 3:23
“The Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again.” Luke 24:7