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Granbury, Texas, United States
I love God and His people; starting with Yvette, my wife since '77, our family, congregation, community, state, nation, and continuing around the world.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

TROUBLEMAKER BLUES

Hello, my name is Trouble
I've got troubles of my own
Believers are making me grumble
Their endurance is making me groan
I’ve got troubles
Trouble’s got the blues

The holy people of the Holy Bible
Believe all things work out for good
My threats of death, they call great gain
Things ain't working out like they should
I’ve got troubles
Trouble’s got the blues

I knock 'em down
But they don’t stay down
They're learning to persevere
Success is becoming elusive
My defeat's becoming severe
I’ve got troubles
Trouble’s got the blues

Through prayer they're even stronger
By faith they're able to stand
Through pain they're persistent longer
Sometimes I wonder who I am
I’ve got troubles
Trouble’s got the blues

This backfiring's getting’ way too old
I'm tired and feeling used
These Christians are gettin’ way too bold
Benefittin’ from my abuse
I’ve got troubles
Trouble’s got the blues

This thing they call salvation
Has ruined it all for me
It’s made all my destruction
Become temporary
I’ve got troubles
Trouble’s got the blues

The worst part of their celebration
Is the worst of it all for me
The worst of this devastation
Is I caused it at Calvary
I’ve got troubles
Trouble’s got the blues

This poem was written in light of
1 CORINTHIANS 2:7-8 which says,

"But we speak
the wisdom of God in a mystery,
the hidden wisdom which God ordained
before the ages for our glory,
which none of the rulers of this age knew;
for had they known,
they would not have 

crucified the Lord of glory."