It’s too easy to believe in God

Since demons do and tremble too,

But it’s no indication of a saving faith

Or of a heart that’s been renewed.

It’s too easy to say we have faith

And that in God we really trust,

But it’s in our deepest valleys and darkest moments

That true faith becomes a must.

It’s too easy to portray ourselves

As appearing collected and positive,

In order to be strong for those around us

But where there’s turmoil in our midst.

And it’s too easy to conform

Or where surface conformity is revealed,

But the cognitive dissonance nagging our soul

Is a reminder we’re not being real.

It’s too easy to point the finger

And to judge the actions of anyone,

But those fingers need to reveal our planks;

Of what is hidden and is done.

It’s too easy to conform to the world

And in its self-centred sense of peace,

But unless the Father will forgive our sins

True peace is not released.

And we’ll look everywhere to be appeased

Whether it’s materialism or idols,

But that restlessness will continue to linger

Until we read and study the bible.

Only Jesus can give us lasting peace

Because only God has that authority,

And He calms our soul just like a weaned child

So genuine joy and peace we see.

And although it’s not easy to humble ourselves

Since our mindset has been cemented,

God is extending His loving arm as He draws

Our heart that is repentant.

It wasn’t easy for the Lord

To be willingly crucified,

But He saw our faces in eternity

As He hung in torment and then died.

But it was too easy for the Father

When His precious Son He did resurrect;

A profound moment indeed in history

And one we ought to never ever forget.

(C) P.B. 2022

“You believe that there is one God, you do well.  Even the demons believe – and tremble!”  James 2:19

“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

“Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me remove the speck from your eye’; and look, a plank is in your own eye?” Matthew 7:4

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

“Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; For You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.”  Psalm 23:4

“Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you.  Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”  John 14:27

“Surely I have calmed and quieted my soul, like a weaned child with his mother; like a weaned child is my soul within me.”  Psalm 131:2

“That Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures.”  1 Corinthians 15:3-4

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