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