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How to Deal with Difficulties and Harshness of Life (Poem)

Updated on May 19, 2016

Put On the Whole Armor of God

Ephesians 6:10-18

Life is hard to deal with

Oh, I am very sure

Life is not so easy

Nor is it pure,

Life is so uneasy

As I dwell from day to day

But there's a lot of good about it

I can love the blues away,

Dealing with harshness of life

Living through bitter strife,

Shouldn’t settle for a roommate

But a queen, true love, the wife,

So where is the good or middle ground?

It’s in smooth jazz or gospel sound,

Hear the music of a flute, piano or horn

To the beat of progressive rhythms over scorn,

I won’t be criticized

For trying to succeed,

For I am rationalized

By earning what I need,

No one can hold me back

Or knock me off the track,

As I desire to do my thing

Don’t try to fail me by your sting,

The Bible is The Word

Which is also The Sword,

We’re to live on one accord

By Commandments of The Lord,

Life wouldn’t be so harsh

If we followed the Lord’s Commands,

Living would be much easier

For His promises still stands,

Every moment He is watching

Not to catch anyone off guard,

But to protect His righteous offspring

He’s really not that hard,

Difficulties in one’s life

Are because one needs to learn,

That nothing is given for granted

But every lesson received is earned,

It is by spirit, faith and graces

I take my daily strides,

Without fearing any places

Enjoying spiritual guides,

Engaging in prayer

And humbly doing so,

As I go from here to there

I let the love show,

Must be about what is right,

Be free within the good,

Being different in this fight,

By doing all that I should.

The Best weapon

It is important to put on the whole armor of God. That means daily you should be protected by God's Word and His righteousness against spiritual wickedness. When you get into a verbal confrontation or dispute then in order to justify your point of view you are at an advantage to do that by using your wisdom learned from the Bible which is considered the sword. The way of the sword is respected, reasonable, understandable and justifiable. As one goes about in the Armor of God there are reduced challenges.


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  • word55 profile imageAUTHOR

    Al Wordlaw 

    2 years ago from Chicago

    Hello again Dawn (Thelifeofone). I greatly appreciate your stopping by and unique comment. Be blessed!

  • Thelifeofone profile image


    2 years ago from Florida

    Such truth and beauty has been spoken.

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    Jackie Lynnley 

    2 years ago from The Beautiful South

    Stopped for another reading. Will share it for those who have missed it. So much truth in a beautiful form and style.

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    Surabhi Kaura 

    3 years ago

    word55, Wonderful poetry. My favourite stanza was -

    '...I won’t be criticized

    For trying to succeed,

    For I am rationalized

    By earning what I need...'

    Keep the spirit up, for it uplifts the others. The glory of God is paramount so much so, that in adversities it helps to cross many mounts. Now that rhymes! Peace.

  • word55 profile imageAUTHOR

    Al Wordlaw 

    3 years ago from Chicago

    Thank you Manitita, I am grateful that you came by and gave this a read although everybody experiences difficulties and harshness of life but we all must get over them in one way or another. Have a beautiful day with God's blessings!

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    Al Wordlaw 

    3 years ago from Chicago

    Hi (Devika) DDE, I appreciate your stopping by a while ago (please forgive me) and giving such a wonderful comment to this poem/hub. You are so gracious. I enjoy reading your hubs as well. God bless you.

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    Mothers of Nations 

    3 years ago

    Beautiful poem! I certainly agree that seeking the Lord and standing strong on His Word and Promises give us the strength to endure and overcome. This poem is very powerful! I look forward to reading more. God bless you!

    Voted up and shared...

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    Al Wordlaw 

    4 years ago from Chicago

    I'm having a great Sunday. Thanks for stopping by here.

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    4 years ago from london

    Very nice, word55.

    Let's keep it going. have a great Sunday today.

  • word55 profile imageAUTHOR

    Al Wordlaw 

    4 years ago from Chicago

    Thank you so much Jackie for stopping by. Your comment is so valuable :-)

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    Jackie Lynnley 

    4 years ago from The Beautiful South

    I couldn't agree more. We can stand on God's word always. It is all we need and the more we know the more we have to stand on! ^

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    Al Wordlaw 

    4 years ago from Chicago

    Hi tammy, I Thank you for responding. I hope your tears turn to joy because as long as we are now, voicing serious problems and issues then solutions are available as well. Glad you are checking out my poetry and hope you continue to enjoy it. There's nothing but optimism in it. :-)

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    Tammy Barnette 

    4 years ago

    Hi Word we spoke on peeples page and I wanted to come check out your poetry. This is beautiful! It made me cry! When I look at the world around us or speak to people like peeples who have suffered unspeakable horrors that I can not fathom my hope dwindles. But then the Lord sends a message of a hope, a reminder that we need not fear because He's got this! Thanks for the beautiful reminder of hope and love.

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    Al Wordlaw 

    4 years ago from Chicago

    Hi Peg, I enjoy wearing the Armor. It covers a bunch of things Thanks for stopping by. Be blessed!

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    Peg Cole 

    4 years ago from Dallas, Texas

    "Put on the whole armor of God". What good advice to aid our daily living. If we only ask, we will receive His help. Thanks for this wonderful reminder, Word.

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    Al Wordlaw 

    4 years ago from Chicago

    Thanks Dana, Good to see you again. You're right on point. You wear the Armor with a perfect fit. Thank God for you. Be blessed! :-)

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    Dana Tate 

    4 years ago from LOS ANGELES

    I loved this beautiful- inspiring- piece. You are correct we need the whole armor of God. We are going through some turbulent times and we cannot bare it on our own. But with God all things are possible. And, we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us.

  • word55 profile imageAUTHOR

    Al Wordlaw 

    4 years ago from Chicago

    Thank you Faith for the beautiful rhyming comment here. Yes, with the Armor of God protection, you can't lose. God blesses you! :-)

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    Faith Reaper 

    4 years ago from southern USA

    Oh, word55, this is so beautiful, yet powerful and full of insight and truth into life's everyday trials for sure. We are to put on that full armor each day.

    Beautiful read this morning.

    Blessing for a lovely day.

    Voted up ++++ and away

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    Devika Primić 

    4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

    I like reading your work. Poems with greater meaning and so much to think about from your wonderful words.

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    Al Wordlaw 

    4 years ago from Chicago

    Hi Maricarmjolo, nice to see you, I'm very glad that you found the pom interesting. Thanks for stopping by. I think I added a tag since you first read it :-)

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    Maricar M. Jolo 

    4 years ago from Jubail, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

    Interesting poem!

  • word55 profile imageAUTHOR

    Al Wordlaw 

    4 years ago from Chicago

    Yes Jodah, the Armor of God should be worn at all times. The is spiritual war at hand (good vs evil). Thanks for stopping by.

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    John Hansen 

    4 years ago from Queensland Australia

    Great inspirational poetry here word55. We do need to wear the armor of God quite often don't we, to fight what the world throws at us? Voted up.


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