I John 3:18

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Wednesday, January 14, 2009

HOPE.

HAS THE PAIN OVERWHELMED YOU LATELY?
IS THERE A BIG CLOUD OVER YOUR HEART?
DO THINGS LOOK DARK ALL AROUND,
DO YOU FEEL LIKE FALLING APART?

WHEN YOU AWAKEN EACH NEW DAY
DO YOU JUST NOT WANT TO SMILE?
HAS THE NUMBNESS SET IN WHERE JOY
USED TO BE, DO YOU JUST WANT TO CRY FOR A WHILE?

ARE YOU TIRED OF HEARING ABOUT TRAGEDY?
DOES HAPPINESS SEEM FAR AWAY?
DO YOU JUST WANT TO SCREAM AND SHOUT,
NEED SOMEONE TO LISTEN TO YOU TODAY?

ARE THERE TIMES YOU FEEL ALL ALONE,
THOUGH YOU KNOW THERE ARE MANY AROUND?
DO YOU JUST WANT TO OPEN YOUR WINGS AND FLY,
BUT YOU KNOW YOU’RE STUCK THERE ON THE GROUND?

ARE YOU WEARY FROM FACING SORROW?
AND NOT JUST YOURS, BUT THOSE WHOM YOU LOVE?
DO YOU FEEL AT TIMES THERE IS NO HOPE,
BUT YOU STILL LOOK FOR HELP FROM ABOVE?

HAVE OTHER’S ANSWERS JUST FAILED YOU?
THOUGH WITH GOOD INTENTIONS, THEY COME…
YOU STILL HEAR WORDS OF EMPTINESS,
AND YOU’VE FOUND HOPE IN NOONE?

MY CHILD, I HAVE NEVER PROMISED
THAT YOU’D HAVE EVERY SINGLE THING THAT IS GOOD…
I JUST ASKED YOU TO ALWAYS FOLLOW ME,
THOUGH AT TIMES YOU WOULDN’T THINK YOU COULD.

I NEVER PROMISED ALL YOUR DAYS WITHOUT SORROW,
DEATH, TRAGEDY, AND SICKNESS ARE ALL PART OF THIS LIFE.
BUT OH WHAT SWEETNESS AWAITS YOU
WHEN YOU MAKE IT THROUGH ALL THE STRIFE!

I NEVER PROMISED TO BE YOUR GENIE,
ANSWERING YOUR EVERY LITTLE WHIM,
BUT I DID ASK YOU TO STILL KEEP TRUSTING IN ME,
THOUGH ALL AROUND YOU SEEMS GRIM.

I NEVER SAID TO PRETEND THINGS ARE FINE,
OR TO JUST PRETEND YOU HAVE NO PAIN….
YOU HAVE TO BE REAL WHEN YOU COME TO ME,
AND STILL TRUST ME WHEN GRIEF COMES AGAIN.

SO AS YOU GO THROUGH THESE HORRIBLE MOMENTS
AND YOU WANT TO WISH IT ALL AWAY,
COME ONLY TO ME, I WILL ALWAYS BE HERE,
I DID PROMISE I’D NEVER GO AWAY.

AND IN THOSE TIMES THAT YOU FEEL ISOLATED
LIKE THE RAIN HAS DROWNED AWAY THE LIGHT,
REMEMBER THAT I AM HOLDING YOU CLOSE,
THROUGH EACH DAY, AND THROUGH EACH NIGHT.

AND WHEN YOU FEEL LIKE LOSING IT,
GO AHEAD AND LET IT ALL OUT!!
COME TO ME, SCREAM AND CRY TO ME,
I CAN TAKE IT ALL, EVEN YOUR SHOUTS!!

FALL APART AND CRY UNTIL YOU CAN CRY NO MORE,
AND JUST LET ME WRAP MY ARMS AROUND YOU.
FALL APART LIKE YOU’VE WANTED TO FOR SO LONG,
IT’S THE BEST THING THAT YOU CAN DO.

AND REMEMBER THE PAIN YOU HAVE IN THIS LIFE
WON’T LAST FOREVER, IT WILL ALL SOON BE GONE.
I, YOUR LORD, HAVE ALREADY HAD THE LAST WORD,
I WILL ALWAYS BE HERE FOR YOU TO LEAN ON.

I AM YOUR PEACE, AND I AM YOUR LIGHT,
I BRING YOU DELIVERANCE, COMFORT, AND HOPE.
AND MY PRECIOUS CHILD, I WILL ALWAYS BE THERE,
EACH TIME YOU’VE COME TO THE END OF YOUR ROPE.

J.N.S. January 14, 2009

1 comment:

Andrea said...

You have such awesome ways of putting feelings to words. Very cool.
On the schooling I highly recommend the Rod & Staff. Good setup and one of the most affordable. Check out the AO site though, they have some really good ground ideas that are completely free. Free is good. :)
LOVE YOU!