SERVANTS' MINISTRY, Inc.
TROUBLES IN LIFE
after fruitless tries,
God knows your problem, and He hears your cries.
Into His bottle, He puts your many tears,
God knows your troubles, your worries and fears.
When you feel as if,
life has passed you by,
God knows and cares, on Him you can rely.
No matter what you think, life is ne’er on hold,
God is in control, His answers will unfold.
When you do something,
that you shouldn’t do,
God knows, for He is always watching you.
Cast out hatred, gossip, lies and blasphemy,
And disobedience and idolatry.
All evil must be far
from you and me,
We must overcome, to have victory.
God knows when you’re tempted, He’ll see you thru’,
He’ll speed strength and wisdom, quickly to you.
God knows His children,
sees deep in their heart,
Tho’ you may backslide, He’ll never depart.
With His true children, He will reside always,
Thru’ this life, and all eternity’s days.
If your name is written in the Book of Life,
Heav’n shall be yours, as the Lamb’s perfect wife.
God knows and loves you, and to His Home you’ll go,
And a “mansion” up there, He shall bestow!
By: His servant, Connie Kramer Nov.15,2006 # 1116
(Ex.34:6-7; Ps.56:8; Ps.86:5; Ps.116:5; Ps.139:1-7; Pro.5:21; Jer.23:23; Isa.42:9; Isa.46:9-10; 1 Cor.10:13; 1 Peter 4:19; John 14:2-3,16; Rev. 21:9-21)
I NEED HIM!
Without Christ, I have no pow’r at all,
In ev’ry hour, on Him I must call.
O’ how I need, His strength ev’ry day,
And His guidance, to show me the way!
I need Him, when temptation sets in,
His pow’r alone, can keep me from sin.
Satan comes at me, from ev’ry angle,
Christ makes me strong, when with him I tangle!
I need Christ Jesus, when pain appears,
Comfort is there, when His Presence is near.
The pain lessens, considerably,
When I feel His Presence, close to me!
Without Christ, the wrong roads, oft’ I take,
I need His help, right choices to make.
Always on paths of light, me, He leads,
I must love and honor Him, and pay heed!
Without Christ, ‘twould be the Lake of Fire,
WITH Christ, ‘tis Heav’n, which is my desire,
His Promise, a mansion that awaits,
And a glorious entrance, at Hean’n’s gate!
WITH Christ, we will spend eternity,
Taking in all, Heav’n’s glorious beauty,
A grand Saviour and Lord, we have indeed,
Heav’n is ours, if we trust Him and pay heed!
By: His servant, Connie Kramer Oct.1, 2014 #1358
God’s Providence, access to: (Mat.6:6; Jn.10:7,9; 14:6; Acts 14:27; Rom.5:1-2; Eph.2:13,18; 3:12; Col.1:21-22; Heb.4:16; 7:19,25; 10;19,22;11:6; Jam.4:8; 1 Pet.1;17; 3:18; 1 Jn.4:16)
Heavenly citizenship: Mat.6:1,20; Lk.10:20; 22:30; Jn.14:2; Phil.3:20; 1 Pet.1:3-4; Rev.21:27.
Hell: (Isa.5:14; 14:9; 30:33; Ps.49:14; Pro.27:20; Eze.32:18-30; Hab.2:5; Mat.7:13; Rev.20 13-15).
Have Been Worse
It could have been
worse, you must consider,
As o’er your circumstance, you do ponder.
God may test us, with great severity,
To see where we’ll stand, both you and me.
When painful troubles,
on us does arrive,
Our faith must be strong, or we’ll not survive.
The closeness of Jesus, is O’ so near,
When we stand firm with Him, we need not fear.
“It could have
been worse; I cannot see how,”
These words you speak, as you wipe sweat from your brow.
But there’s been someone before, who’s felt your woe,
Consider this, as thru’ each day you go.
Worry and depression,
these do you feel?
And agonizing pain, so very real?
Confusion in your mind, as you ask “Why?”
Many tears flow, as you continue to cry.
worse off, if you’d look around,
Troubles to many people, do abound.
Our faith must be steadfast, we must trust the Lord,
Let’s always stay close to Him and His Word.
We know not what another person feels,
When they go thru’ their trouble, as they heal.
We must remember as we go thru’ each day,
When Christ is your Friend, He’s there all the way.
By: His servant, Connie Kramer Feb.22,2005 # 1052
Jesus waits, why don’t you open your heart’s door? Rev.3:20; Song 5:2-4; Lk.12:36
For you, He holds, so many blessings in store. Mat.20:28; 2 Cor.5:21; Eph.1:7; 1 Pet.2:24-25
He waits for you, ever so patiently, 1 Tim.1:16; 1 Pet.2:21-23
He wants to give you, life eternally! Jn.3:15-16; 5:24; 6:47
Jesus waits for you, with His Arms open’d wide, Isa.40:11; 59:16
He wants with you, to forever abide. 1 Sam.1:22; Mat.28:20; Jn.14:16; 2 Jn.1:2
He waits for you, wanting to share His love; Rom.8:35,38-39; Eph.3:19; 5:2; Rev.1:5
Wanting to give you, a mansion above! Jn.14:1-3; 1 Pet.1:3-5
Jesus waits for you, your sins to forsake; Eph.4:22; Col.3:8-9; Jam.1:21; 1 Pet.2:1
He waits for you, His grand grace to partake. Jn.3:16; Rom.3:24-25; 5:6-10. Eph.2:4-9
His mercy o’er flows, He wants you to know, Ps.86:5,15; Eph.1:7; 1 Pet.1:3
Tis His desire, that to Heaven you’ll go. Mat.25:46; Jn:3:16-18,36; 5:24
Jesus waits for you, He can be your best Friend, Mat. 11:19; Jn.14:21; 15:14-15; Jam.2:23
All thru’ this life, and to its very end. Mat.28:20
He will never forsake you, never leave, Heb.13:5; Ps.37:28; Isa.41:10,17
Always there if you’re happy, or if you grieve. 1 Thes.5:24; 2 Thes.3:3; Rev.1:5; 19:11
Jesus waits for you, ever so patiently, 1 Tim.1:16; 1 Pet.2:21-23
He wants to shed his love, abundantly. Rom.8:35,38-39; Eph.3:19; 5:2; Rev.1:5
No man can have, greater love than He, Jn.10:11,15; 15:13; Rom.5:6; Eph.2:4
And it’s available, to you and me! Lk.12:8; Jn.3:15-16; Rom.10:13
Jesus waits for you, to call Him in prayer, Eph.6:18; Phil.4:6; Col.4:2; 1 Thes.5:17
Tis a blessing to know, He’s always there! Heb.13:5; Ps.37:28; Isa.41:10,17
Twenty-four, seven, be it night or day, Acts 8:22; Rom.12:12; Heb.4:16
Christ Jesus is just, a prayer away! Ps.16:11; 91:15; Heb.13:15; 1 Jn.4:15
Jesus shall be waiting, when it’s time to go, Ecc.1:4; 12:7; Isa.38:12; Mat.25:13
And of our time, not one of us do know. Mat.24:42; 25:13; Mk.13;33-35
The Lord Jesus will, His angels dispense, Lk.16:22; Ecc.12:7; Ps.146:4; Dan.12:2
To carry us into, the Lord’s Presence! 2 Cor.5:8; Mat.13:40; 25:33,41;46
By: His servant, Connie Kramer Feb.1,2014 #1350
What have I learned, in my life on Earth?
My wisdom and strength, are of no worth.
I must be humble, I must be meek,
If the Lord’s guidance, I truly seek.
I must ne’er think, “I’ll do it on my own,”
If I e’er want, God’s will to be shown.
I must have faith, and trust Him each day,
And I must love Him, and Him obey.
The Lord many troubles, will permit,
But He’ll always help, by His Spirit.
His Promise “I will not leave or forsake,”
But a commitment to Him, first we must make.
Tho’ temptation and trials, oft are great,
Vast comfort from Him, won’t e’er be late.
His loving Presence, is e’er so near,
We must have faith, not worry or fear.
At times His will, we can’t comprehend,
But if we love and obey, He’s our Friend.
Lessons from life can sometimes be hard,
But from His Throne of grace, we’re ne’er barr’d.
If we are God’s child, and love Him true,
He will always be there, for me and you.
We must be humble, we must be meek,
If the Lord’s guidance, we truly seek.
Such a great comfort, to know He’s there,
So encouraging, to Know He cares.
No matter our trouble, no matter our pain,
Christ’s love, strength, wisdom and help, we can gain.
By: His servant, Connie Kramer Feb.2, 2005 # 1040
Jam.4:7,10; Ps.32:8; Hab.2:4; Rom.1:17; Gal.3:11, Heb.13:5; 1 Jn.3:9;
Jn.1:12-13; Jn.14:15,23; Jn.15:13-15; Jn.16:13; Luke 12:28; Ep.2:8; 2 Cor.1:3-4; 1 Pet.4:19; Mat.6:30; Mt.8:10,26; Mt.17:20; Mt.21:21; Mt.22:37.
I Am Again
Lord, here I am again, thanking Thee,
For all the great things, You do for me.
My amazement of You, ne’er does cease,
Friendship with You, is absolute peace.
From a deep well, that will ne’er run dry,
Comes endless love, on which I rely.
Abundant blessings, from You do flow,
Blessings always, when to You I go.
Sufficient is our precious Lord’s grace,
Available as we run our race.
His abounding grace is all we need,
When we as His children, His Word heed.
Compassion and mercy, on us He sheds,
When we reverence Him, there is no dread.
On all His children, God has pity,
Abundant compassion, for you and me.
When God forgives us, it is complete,
As far as the west is, from the east.
He forgives all our iniquities,
He casts them into the deepest sea.
Lord, here I am again, thanking Thee,
For all the blessings, You bestow on me.
Amazingly awesome, that is You,
Lord I praise You, for all that You do.
By: His servant, Connie Kramer Jan.20,2006 # 1102
Psalm 103; Mic.7:18-19
ON THE BACK BURNER
On the back burner, DON’T put God there,
Of His importance, please be aware.
You need His guidance, you need His pow’r,
You need Him close by, in ev’ry hour.
Have you set God aside, as you live?
Do you forget the blessings, He can give?
Without His pow’r, just where would you be?
As you travel, to eternity.
Do you backslide, or in faith firmly stand?
Do you obey, the Lord Jesus’ command?
We must remember, His gracious love,
And all the great riches, from that love.
On the back burner, God should NOT be!
Don’t restrict Him, instead set Him free!
His pow’r and wisdom, you need each day,
And his guidance, to show the right way.
Open to Him, your mind and your heart,
Stay close to Him always, don’t depart.
He need always be, close and handy,
On the back burner, God should not be!
By: His servant, Connie Kramer Oct.1, 2014 #1357
Backsliding: (Mat.5:13; 12;45; 24:12; 26:31; Mk.4:7,15-19; 8:38; 9:50; Lk.9:62; 11:21-26; 17:32; Jn.6:67; 15:6; 1 Cor.10:1-13; 2 Cor.12:20-21; Gal.1:6-7; 3:1; 4:9,11; 5:7; 1 Tim.1:19; 5:15; 6:20-21; 2 Tim.1:8; 2:12;4:10; Heb.3:12-13; 4:1,11; 5:11-12; 6:4-8;10:26-29,38-39; 11:14-15; 12:15; 2 Pet.1:9; 2:20-21; 2 Jn.1:9; Rev.2:4-5,21; 3:2-3; 21:8).
As I watch the storm clouds roll away,
I know Christ looks after me ev’ry day.
It seems clouds are His Promise to me,
All storms of life, with His help, flee.
Great storms of life, at times will arise,
So when they come, there should be no surprise.
Always remember, Christ will be there,
Burdens of life, He will gladly share.
When storm clouds roll away, the sun does shine,
Too our troubles flee, with His Light divine.
As the Earth is refresh’d, after a rain,
When Christ helps with our storm, peace we regain.
A close fellowship with Christ we need,
A life of obedience, we should lead.
When we love Jesus with our v’ry all,
He’s always near when we slip or fall.
Our Lord will be with us to the end,
When we love and obey, He is our Friend.
Then in all storms of life, He’s close by,
As our Assistant, He does qualify.
By: His servant, Connie Kramer Feb. 7, 2004 # 997
come from all directions,
That’s when we should recall, God’s perfection!
He’ll never give us more that we can bear,
He’ll bless with comfort, because He cares.
We all will have troubles,
that come our way,
But to His children, great love God displays.
Sufficient grace He gives, abundantly,
With Christ on our side, we’ll have victory.
Tho’ the Lord
our troubles, won’t take away,
He will walk with us thru’ them, all the way.
He will encourage us, if we walk with Him,
Things will look brighter, as troubles grow dim.
Did you e’er
think, Christ may be testing you?
Run from Him? or to Him? what will you do?
Satan will all your weaknesses explore,
Don’t let the devil get his foot in the door.
No matter what happens,
Christ will be there,
He truly does love us, truly does care.
His awesome Presence, is always so near,
He’ll not leave or forsake us, have no fear.
Did you thank Him today, for standing by you?
Do you appreciate His love so true?
What does He mean to you? tell Him this day,
Thank Him for all blessings He brings your way.
By: His servant, Connie Kramer Feb.22,2005 # 1051
When troubles that
besiege, come into play,
Dear Lord, give me strength, to accept Your way.
When I feel as if, flood waters o’er flow,
Your encouraging love, I want to know.
You do allow trials,
to come to me,
The choice I make, is what You want to see.
When troubles come, there’s a choice to make,
I can run fast to You, or You forsake.
We all have a free
will, that You did give,
We all use this gift, as our life we live.
But so many times, I choose the wrong path,
And my error at times, can bring on Your wrath.
When You allow pain,
to You I must run,
It’s a bad decision, when You I shun.
You ne’er promise, to take all pain away,
But feeling Your Presence, can make my day.
Pain and suffering,
and troubles of all kind,
But thru’ these all, I can have peace of mind.
Sufficient Lord, is Your amazing grace,
It sees me thru’ all, as I run my race.
Lord, You do NOT ev’ry
It matters not, when Your Presence I feel.
Your strength is made perfect, when I am weak,
The pow’r of Christ, is what I should seek.
I should take pleasure
For this must be for me, a necessity.
You make me strong Lord, when I am weak,
Give me wisdom, Your gracious pow’r to seek.
By: His servant, Connie Kramer July 13, 2007 # 1153
Isaiah 43:2; John 14:18; 2 Corinthians 4:9; 2 Cor.12:9; Hebrews 13:5;
Psalm 16:8; Ps.35:22; Ps.38:21; Ps.71:12; Ps.75:1; Ps.19:151; Ps.145:18; Isaiah 50:8;
Over and over, troubles
The secret to this, is look to the skies.
Our help cometh each time from the Lord,
There is great comfort, from His Holy Word.
Satan is all smiles,
when you worry,
Submit to God, and the devil will flee.
Temptations come, the Lord does permit,
But strength to endure, comes from His Spirit.
As an angel of light,
But the Holy Spirit is always near.
Over and over, He comes to our aid,
His Presence abides, so don’t be afraid.
Much greater is He
who is in you,
Than the world’s devil, so untrue.
When we trust the Spirit, and don’t quench His pow’r,
He’ll help in a heart-beat, at any hour.
With each temptation,
trouble and woe,
Great comfort and strength, o’er comes our sorrow.
Fellowship with Christ must be secure,
If troubles in life, we are to endure.
When into your life,
doubt starts to creep,
Be sure that Jesus, will safely keep.
Doubt will always eat your faith away,
Don’t give in to Satan, on any day.
Between you and Christ, Satan tries to step in,
Gently he will urge you, into sin.
Take hold of His Hand, as Christ you follow,
He truly will help you, in your sorrow.
By: His servant, Connie Kramer July 28, 2004 #1024
Jam.1:2-4,5,13-14; Jam.4:7; Ps.121:1-8; 2 Cor.11:14; Rom.5:5; Rom.8:9;
1 Cor. 3:16; 1 John 4:4; 1 Thes.5:19.
WHEN I GO TO JESUS
When I go to Jesus, and humbly ask,
He will always help, in my greatest task.
He wants me to cast, all my pride away,
And be meek and lowly, like Him, each day.
When I go to Jesus, and wisdom request,
It is granted, and I am truly blest.
He wants me to open His Book each day,
Paying attention, to what it has to say.
I go to Jesus, when I’m down and blue,
He has never once failed, to see me thru’.
He leads me and guides me, in all right ways,
Never once will He e’er, lead me astray.
I go to Jesus, when my faith declines,
And when He increases it, it does shine.
My faith is the substance, of things hoped for,
Like the unseen things, on Heav’n’s glorious shore.
I go to Jesus, when I need pardon,
Forgiveness is mine, thru’ God’s only Son.
He cleanses me, from all unrighteousness,
One of the multiple ways, He does bless.
I go to Jesus, when I need directions,
As for incorrect roads, He chooses none.
He sees to it, that I walk the narrow path,
Keeping me away, from God’s holy wrath.
When I went to Jesus, many years ago,
He promised to save me, from Hell below.
Eternal life in Heav’n, is what He gave me,
A mansion in Heav’n’s, eternal beauty.
By: His servant, Connie Kramer Dec.29, 2013 #1346
Humility: (Rom.11:20; 12:3,3,10,16; 1 Cor.1:29; 3:18; Gal.5:26; Eph.4:2; 5:21; Phil. 2:3,5; Col.3:12; 1 Tim. 6:17; Jam.1:10; 4:10; 1 Pet. 5:3,5).Wisdom, Gained Through Prayer: (2 Chron.1:10; Ps.90:12; Pro.2:3; Eph.1:17; Col.1:9; Jam.1:5) Wisdom, Promised: (Ps.51:6; Pro.2:6; 9:4; Isa.28:6; 33:6; Dan.1:17; 2:21; 12:10; Lk.21:15; Jam.1:5) Faith, believing: (Lk.17:5; 18:8; Rom.10:17; 14:23; 1 Cor.2:5; 2 Cor.5:17; Gal.5:6; Heb.11). Pardon, forgiveness: (Rom.11:27; Eph.1:7; Col.1:14; Heb.8:12; 10:17; 1 Jn.1:7-9; 2:1-2; Rev.1:5) Roads in Life: (Job 8:13; 22:15; Ps.1:1,6; 10:5; 17:4; 36:4; 49:13; 139:24; 146:9; Pro.2:15; 4:14; 7:27; 12:15,26; 13:15; 14:12; 15:9; 16:25,29; Ecc.11:9; Isa.55:8; 59:8; 66:3; Jer.4:18; 18:11; Eze. 11:21; 20:44; 23:13; 33:18; 36:32; Hos.2:6; Hag.1:7; Mat.7:13-14; Acts 14:16; Rom.3:16; 2 Pet.2:15; Jude 1:11) Heaven: (Jn.14:1-6; 1 Pet.1:1-5; Rev.21) Hell: (Dan.12:2; Mat.25:41,46; Mk.9:44,46,48-49; Lk.16:22-31; 2 Thes.1:8-9; Rev.14:10-11; 20:15; 21:8)
make problems go away,
It just brings stress to burden your day.
Worry puts nagging doubts in your mind,
Peace you long for is then hard to find.
We are told “Be
anxious for nothing,”
To obey these words, brings a blessing.
We should always trust in His Holy Name,
Doubting Christ, will always bring shame.
We should place our
worries in Christ’s Hands,
And on His Promises, firmly stand.
He promises all our burdens to share,
This wondrous Saviour, who truly cares.
Worry leads to stress,
stress leads to doubt,
Ask Jesus to cast the devil out.
Worry can clearly consume your thoughts,
You don’t want in this trap to be caught.
Worry reduces your
faith and trust,
These to our Lord, is simply a must.
Worry will never do any good,
‘Tis something that should be understood.
Those who depend on God, He won’t neglect,
His e’er watchful eye will always protect.
One day at a time, for He will aid,
We need not worry or be afraid.
By: His Servant, Connie Kramer Feb.19.2004 #1002
God The Creator
Troubles in Life
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