Training – Will I Melt Down

Waiting on You – LORD –
I so often fail –
You are training me – LORD –
Am I learning it now –

Trouble comes – I see it
Just before it lands –
Fear not – Right-
Fear makes me pray –

Okay so far –
Then the test –
Will I trust and rest –
Or will I melt down –

Is melt down an overkill
Word – the word used
To tell of nuclear event –
Failure of containment –

Perhaps not – anyway –
LORD – You are faithful –
You forgive my lapse
And my collapse

Waiting on You – LORD –
I so often fail –
But You’re training me –
And I’m learning now –

Trouble with a capital T
Seems to follow me –
Jesus sets me free –
He always rescues me – *

(*Rescue may sometimes mean the Holy Spirit walks alongside to sustain and comfort during lengthy trial. Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego (Daniel Chapter 3) spent time in the furnace with Jesus. They were not burned, nor did their clothing smell like smoke. I’d say that they were rescued; even through they were first thrown into the furnace. Yes, like you, I’d rather avoid the furnace.)

By Carol Ann Hoel © March 26, 2012

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Lamentations 3:24-26 – The Bible (KJV) – The LORD is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him. The LORD is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him. It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the LORD.

Isaiah 40:31 – The Bible (KJV) – But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

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About Carol Ann Hoel

The new me - Carol Ann. More suitably said, the old me in new circumstances of life. Again. My history has developed in parts and chapters. In person, I am Wife, Mom, Grandma, Author, and Writer, in that order, more or less. Life is good because God is good.
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13 Responses to Training – Will I Melt Down

  1. You “melt” down only in Hades.

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  2. fivecats says:

    I, too, would rather like to avoid the furnace and the trials. The Lord, in his ways, always knows how heavy a burden we can carry

    Have a blessed day.

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    • Yes, Jesus knows all and his ways are higher than our ways. I am learning to trust day by day. I’ve always thought I trusted Jesus entirely. But when the heat is turned up, my trust must find a new level. And so, with training from on high, it will and is.

      Thank you for stopping by. Blessings to you…

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  3. Rocco T says:

    We will continue to pray for you Carol,

    It seems the later the hour gets, the closer we have to press into Jesus. Living not just Day by Day but sometimes hour or by hour or minute by minute. This is our time of trial and testing but God is faithful. He is here with you, me and all of His own. We will make it to the end!

    God Bless

    Rocco T

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  4. jannatwrites says:

    Beautiful poem. When we are weak, He is there to lift us back up. I know He is with you now as you meet the demands of your role as caregiver. I pray for your continued strength.

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  5. elizabeth says:

    The honesty in your poems Carol Ann is heart-warming. You help us remember we are prone to failure, but that we have One beside us, cheering us on, and training us as we go. Thanks for the reminder 🙂

    And I couldn’t have said it better myself:

    (*Rescue may sometimes mean the Holy Spirit walks alongside to sustain and comfort during lengthy trial. Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego (Daniel Chapter 3) spent time in the furnace with Jesus. They were not burned, nor did their clothing smell like smoke. I’d say that they were rescued; even through they were first thrown into the furnace. Yes, like you, I’d rather avoid the furnace.)

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  6. Bonnie says:

    What a beautiful poem, Carol Ann – as yours always are. Blessings to you, my friend.

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  7. these questions cross my minds so very often too. so very often.

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