In Times of Trouble…

Jesus Christ on the Cross (Picture taken from  http://thecenterfortheologicalstudies.blogspot.de)

Jesus Christ on the Cross (Picture taken from
http://thecenterfortheologicalstudies.blogspot.de)

Don’t worry, please, and have no fear
For this is still the proclaimed year
In which His favor did appear
To pull our hearts so very near

His love, it surely will prevail
And break into the darkest jail
Where soul and heart not yet believe
That our Lord is deep in grief

For you, and me, and everyone
He doesn’t care what we have done
Since it was love that made Him bear
This wooden cross no one could share

So, if sometimes we are in doubt
If we are saved or if we’re out
This trouble will have vanished soon
When Jesus lightens dark to noon

If God just says, “Let there be light”
Then life is bright and all delight
The dark and night will be no more
And we’ll be light down to the core

Not until then the lame can walk
The deaf and dumb just then can talk
The sinner, oh, he will turn round
By Jesus’ sweetest voice’s sound…

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8 thoughts on “In Times of Trouble…

  1. Michael

    If God just says, “Let there be light”
    Then life is bright and all delight
    The dark and night will be no more
    And we’ll be light down to the core

    Oh, Susanne! The words you share here from your own experience of finding freedom IN the Son of God in His light… not only freedom, but experiencing HIS glory and being taken up into it like you were! Satan tried to take you captive again and had you bound for a while, but you are once again free. Soar up into His arms once again, my dearest friend and sister! He waits for your return!
    Your friend and brother in the Light,
    Michael

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    1. Susanne Schuberth (Germany) Post author

      Thank you so much for your encouragement, my dear Michael. It means a lot to me. As I told you before, I have had no inspiration for new poems for quite some time now. I published less and less of them and it frustrates me still. Actually, I posted the poem above on another Christian blog in 2012. The original was longer [three stanzas more] and I rewrote the last stanza here since [in fact, you nailed it] it springs from my own
      recent experience.

      As for Satan’s attacks in my life, yes – as bad and especially as looong as I have been
      enduring them lately, I realized that these experiences actually appear to be the (end of the) Dark Night of the Soul – Part 2 (the Night of the Spirit, that is) as you and another brother confirmed to me in your writings (unknowingly both of you).

      John of the Cross was completely right by saying that the first night is terrible, but it merely consists of a superficial purification of the soul. The bigger part of our whole
      being is still in darkness afterwards. And sometimes, he added, a few people are allowed to enter the second part of the night which is horrible. John was right-on with his
      description. But it seems, despite all pain and suffering, still, that the veil is lifting more and more. That raises my faith and hope to be completely ONE with Him once again and to see His heaven on earth as I already did in 2000 when Jesus made me His bride.

      See you there in His Light, Michael!

      All His Love to you, my brother. ❤ And thanks a lot for your many prayers that so often lifted me up in my suffering!! You are a priceless friend and listener!!!

      Your sister in Christ,
      Susanne

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  2. Michael

    Susanne, you are welcome. I have a vision for your total freedom… perfect liberty in Christ! He keeps you on my heart and in my prayers. This is how the body of Christ is supposed to
    function… “Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.” (Galatians 6:2 RSVA).
    “that there may be no discord in the body, but that the members may have the same care for one another. If one member suffers, all suffer together; if one member is honored, all rejoice together. Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it.” (1 Corinthians 12:25-27 RSVA).
    In verse 12:24 it says, “God has tempered the body together” The Greek for “tempered” is:

    sugkerannumi
    Thayer Definition:
    1) to mix together, commingle
    2) to unite
    2a) caused the several parts to combine into an organic structure, which is the body
    2b) to unite one thing to another

    It is long overdue that we who are Christ’s give up our individualisms and started being the body, co-mingled and mixed together, united as ONE organic whole… the literal Body of Christ!!! One mind, one heart, one Spirit IN Him. “It is IN HIM that we live and move and have our being. (not beings)” Just as we do not have a High Priest that can not be touched by our
    infirmities, so it should be with we who are alive IN HIS body as members one of another. What a difference between this and just playing Sunday church!!!

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