Sometimes the journey is difficult

Wrought with frustrations and pain;

It lingers for an extended time

Where discouragement may remain.

Sometimes the path is paved

With various pain indeed,

Where the physical and emotional trauma

Is an unbearable place to be.

Sometimes we may feel lonely

Although we’re surrounded by many,

And in continual conversations

But our soul is dry and empty.

Sometimes we may feel lost

Although with blessings we are surrounded;

By loved ones and all our comforts

And with good morals have been grounded.

Sometimes the path in life

Is not smooth or easy at all…

With many roadblocks and detours

Where troubles make us fall.

But sometimes all these are required

To steer us in a direction,

One that we wouldn’t choose indeed

But rich for our soul in reflection.

God knows what’s ultimately best

And His pruning is required;

To chisel us into His perfect plan

Where His will in us is desired.

Sometimes we shouldn’t complain or grumble

Since behind the scenes there’s a treasure,

Awaiting our transformation indeed

With blessings beyond our measure.

Let’s be patient with a forgiving heart

And wait for God’s promises to unfold;

He will see us through all difficulties

With a refinement that’s untold.

(C) P.B. 2020

“Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit He takes away, and every branch that bears fruit He prunes, that it may bear more fruit.” John 15:2

“Now no chastening seems to be joyful for the present but painful; nevertheless, afterward it yields the peaceable fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.” Hebrews 12:11

“For godly sorrow produces repentance, leading to salvation, not to be regretted; but the sorrow of the world produces death.” 2 Corinthians 7:10

“And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.” Romans 12:2