Life Is a River

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This is a poem I wrote pointing out that no matter what happens in life, God is in control of it.  When we trust His control, even in the hard times, we will always come out better on the other end, even that other end takes us all the way to Heaven.  But Heaven is only for those who are born again in Christ.  I pray that if you are not among us in Christ, you will listen and respond to God’s call.

I wrote this on April 13, 2008.  I graduated from college a month later, so I knew change was well underway.


Revelation 4:11 (NIV) “You are worthy, our Lord and God, / to receive glory and honor and power, / for you created all things, / and by your will they were created / and have their being.”

Life Is a River

Life is a river.

When heavy rains come,

It overflows the banks.

When weeks on end

Are cloudless and dry,

It flows low.

There are currents

That’ll suck a person under.

There are placid parts

Calm enough to swim in.

At times it flows slow.

At times it flows fast.

Some years there are

Fish a’plenty.

Some years there isn’t.

The water of the river

Is a circulation

Of the water of the world.

Ever moving.

Ever changing.

Always in God’s control.

Life is a river.

Ever moving.

Ever changing.

Always in God’s control.


“Have I not commanded you?  Be strong and courageous.  Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.”  -Joshua 1:9 (NIV)

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