The Pressure of Trials

Pressed out of measure, and pressed to all length;

Pressed so intensely, it seems beyond strength:

Pressed in the body and pressed in the soul,

Pressed in the mid till the dark surges roll:

Pressured by foes, and pressured by friends;

Pressure on pressure, till life nearly ends.

Pressed into knowing no helper but God,

Pressed into loving the staff and the rod.

Pressed into liberty where nothings clings,

Pressed into faith for impossible things.

Pressed into living a life in the Lord,

Pressed into living a Christ-life outpoured.

-Author Unknown