YOU TRIED, YOU FAILED ~ a Poem by Ray E Horton

YOU TRIED, YOU FAILED
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After ministering to a hurting Facebook friend, the Lord inspired me in rhyme with a summary of what I shared with him. I thought it might be helpful to some others as well. It’s pretty basic, but reassuring that with repentance, one can get up and go on in His love and power:

YOU TRIED, YOU FAILED

You tried, you failed to live for God.
The world, your flesh, the enemy,
Stole your zeal and good intents,
Conformed to world’s idolatry.

Oh that each and every man
Would know the mercies of our Lord.
Though faithless, we retain His love,
and grace that we could not afford.

Forgiveness given undeserved
The blood of Jesus did provide.
He draws us near, to His side,
When all we want to do is hide.

Jesus came to set you free
From fear and every selfish way
The Father’s love brought Him here
To bring you out to light of day.

“You tried to live right on your own
Struggling with your sin and shame.
You failed, but I have set you free,
Because you’ve called upon My name.

“Trust in Me, you are my child;
Never will I let you go.
I came in love and peace for you
Saved you from eternal foe.

“My goodness it will draw you back
And keep you steadfast all day long.
If you’ll put your trust in Me,
My love for you will keep you strong.

“Leave now condemnation’s prison.
Your future’s door is open now.
Step through with no looking back.
I’ll keep you blameless; that’s My vow.”

Does not the Lord each promise keep,
Conditions met at Calvary;
Resurrection life and power
Is now your true destiny.

– Ray E Horton – 2/24/2019

7 Comments

  • Troy Day
    Reply March 26, 2020

    Troy Day

    its about holy living for the Lord Joe Absher

    • Joe Absher
      Reply March 26, 2020

      Joe Absher

      I know you love the pastor I’m sure he’s a good man . but sorry i think he’s off have thought so for two years . but maybe you forget he took a stand for progressive sanctification . maybe you backslid or something but you used to be against it .
      And it turns out there’s some real problems with his charismatic universalism .

    • Ray E Horton
      Reply March 26, 2020

      Ray E Horton

      Joe Absher “Charismatic universalism”? Now, that’s ridiculous. Univeralists believe everyone is going to heaven. They are way off, and I absolutely do not agree with them. We must be saved, Born Again, by His grace through our faith, not works. And, I believe you are confused about “progressive sanctification.” Sanctification on the one hand comes with our Justification, a one-time experience where our spirit man is transformed once and for all. That doesn’t preclude our souls (mind, will and emotions) growing gradually as we renew our minds in the Word.

    • Joe Absher
      Reply March 26, 2020

      Joe Absher

      Now want to answer ? I said it two weeks ago ?

    • Troy Day
      Reply March 26, 2020

      Troy Day

      Joe Absher guess you are under in-house orders 🙂

    • Joe Absher
      Reply March 26, 2020

      Joe Absher

      Just got it in from the street . for the glory and honour of Christ . thanks for asking
      The pastor is retired I’m sure he’s a godly man . I disagree with his weird doctrine . saying men don’t sin with their spirit . it’s fake holiness . I gave a scripture when it came up to refute but as usual no response . same for the weird kind of charismatic universalism . I answered it on the appropriate thread .
      You want to keep your hands clean and not address it fine but don’t expect me too .

    • Joe Absher
      Reply March 27, 2020

      Joe Absher

      The pastor is retired I’m sure he’s a godly man . I disagree with his weird doctrine . saying men don’t sin with their spirit . it’s fake holiness . I gave a scripture when it came up to refute but as usual no response . same for the weird kind of charismatic universalism . I answered it on the appropriate thread .
      You want to keep your hands clean and not address it fine but don’t expect me too .

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