Are There Yet Struggles

On Col. 3:5


Are There Yet Struggles?

It sounded easy at one time.
Filled with hope, I knew it would be.
My struggles over, my face glowed.
And yet the battles with my flesh showed.
Peace behind me, and peace ahead,
my life seemed ready for new ease.
Did I know fully the direction of my life?
Did I know new ease and freedom from strife?
Sin crowds in sometimes,
countered in a constant battle.
Faith leads us to glorious hope,
but doesn’t end life struggles–Nope!

(c) Tom Bolton, Milwaukee, 17 June 2014

Colossians 3:5The Voice (VOICE)

So kill your earthly impulses: loose sex, impure actions, unbridled sensuality, wicked thoughts, and greed (which is essentially idolatry).

The Voice (VOICE)The Voice Bible Copyright © 2012 Thomas Nelson, Inc. The Voice™ translation © 2012 Ecclesia Bible Society All rights reserved.

About Tom Bolton

I'm a Husband and Dad, an Enterprise Systems Manager at the City of Milwaukee, and a Disciple and Lay Servant at First United Methodist of West Allis. I love working beside young people. As I study the Bible, sometimes I feel moved to work through my understanding by writing poetry. I also am going through a process to discern my calling, and to learn more about Christian Leadership. Sometimes I just feel like writing about something that grabs my attention too.
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