The Joy in Suffering

I’ve attempted to write this blog five times. I could not understand why I was having such difficulty until I realized that I was avoiding my “real” feelings on the subject at hand. Yes. I am gleefully suffering in Jesus name. Sure, I am counting it all joy. But, and it’s one of those big…

The Appointed Time

The hour came, murky, as dark as can be No doubt, all hope was lost, but I had these memories Of victory promised, yet it didn’t match the imagery Barely eating and sleeping I was numb to the core Issues, drama,  and problems galore But when I pondered on Your goodness I was reminded that…

Surprisingly Free

Freedom caught me by surprise As hardship and uncertainty in disguise The Holy Spirit gave remembrance and I realized That not only did God hear me, He healed me too Making extraordinary use of everything I went through Noticing how my prayers shifted from “Lord remove” To, “Father, if it pleases you, give me wisdom and…

Affliction

Can you say “Hallelujah,” and mean it When you’re throat is parched from unquenched thirst? Could Jesus, get a “Thank you!” When everything you love appears to be cursed? Are you able to worship When everything on the inside hurts? What about if you gave it your best And nothing you tried works? Would you…

My Ugly Friend Told Me Not To

Do you have a friend that is so unhelpful and uncomplimentary that you often wonder why you are friends with that person, even if it’s just a Facebook friend? Many of us have another friend that fits the criteria. Procrastination. Our unhelpful friend tells us that the things which are vital aspects of us can…

Mountain Climber

Standing erect, knees intently pressed against the mountain My humble distance from the ground is a constant reminder Joyously clinging to Your glory, that sweet life-giving fountain Treading the heights, I’m surrounded by other mountain climbers But I mustn’t watch others, praying for their journey lest my foot slip Shifting my weight, maneuvering around obstacles…

Desensitized to Fear

Any word with the prefix “un” adhered to the beginning means that the word has opposite or negative meaning than otherwise. An example would be the term I would like to discuss and hope to change its generally pejorative image. “Uncertainty” has much to do with the individual’s perspective of what is for certain. Some…

New Power

God, Please give us new power To fight this very real war In this unyielding hour We have needs, surely, Your power is our currency Troubles greet us daily But not without Your mercies Prone to get complacent Playing into the enemy’s hand You are God- there are no replacements You supply and understand Our…

There is a Cross

There is a cross That makes my suffering so easy I’ve felt so forsaken and lost Giving up was the only option, easy Hanging up there- The Father’s promise was how He coped Surely there is life after my death Moreover, there is hope When I cease trying to understand, my faith could begin What…