Archive for the ‘courage’ Category

 

For all the lost

To and fro tossed

Come gather to hear the Good News

Freedom after when listen and take in Victories Truths

Your destiny is to believe and be saved

HIS ministry to receive all that HE gave

 

For all the found

Who still doubt

Come gather at HIS throne to gain grace and mercy needed

Freedom after to continue on as more than a conqueror heeded

Your destiny is to believe and press on Heavenward go

HIS ministry to receive courage and confidence to know

 

For all who follow

Pursue HIS will to show

Come gather to bring all glory, honor, and praise

Freedom after giving to the call of the FATHER:  told your story, mold by the Potter, and behold  all your days

Your destiny to hear “Well, done good and faithful servant”

HIS ministry to draw near as you draw near so fervent

 

For all who are weary and heavy burdened

Queue to await renewed strength thats certain

Come gather around HIM for rest for your soul

Freedom after abound with zest traded for what took a toll

Your destiny to experience HIM faithful and true

HIS ministry for resilience as HE makes all things new

 

For all who are wounded in the battle torn

Construe you’re still included to channel prayer for others who mourn

Come gather reputed for giving your all until made whole

Freedom after lucid, rooted, and grounded with compassion to console

Your destiny is genuineness in HIM to understand with breakthrough

HIS ministry is deliverance by HIM in HIS plan for healing and Refuge kept for you

 

Everything fades

Far away

 

Except the Word

Forever stay

 

The Word made flesh did portray

In life, in death, in risen life again convey

 

Gone in a day

Tomorrow come what may

 

HE is yesterday, today, and forever the same

Faith, hope, and love remain

 

Past memories may replay

Missing parts and broken hearts somehow slay

 

Let it go as you pray

Move forward beyond the black and white through even gray

 

Burdens so heavily upon you weigh

Place them down at HIS feet lay

 

Darkness and confusion led astray

For HIS Light and peace inside for trade

 

You’re fearfully and wonderfully made

You’re meant to live forgiven and free displayed

 

A future and a hope with HIM survey

Ordered steps HE gives as seen in the night sky of stars arrayed

 

Don’t give up if there’s delay

HE promises for you, HE will make a way…

 

All you are to HIM trust and obey

Through every time you are afraid

 

Choose courage to be brave

Remembering all that HE gave

 

Spend time in HIS Presence only crave

Delight in HIM who gives your desires even beyond the grave

 

A 3 chord strand not easily broken braid

A firm foundation on the Rock of Salvation is laid

 

So stand strong to build your life upon HIM pave

HIS love for you will relinquish the fear that HE died for you to save

 

Vision within I could soar high above to lift others up ongoing give it a whirl

See far below all the more arise HIS love that refills their cup to overflowing beseeches the world

Light shine away darkness of duress unfurl break the denial going the extra mile

Prayers lifted above, embark less of death encircle, break the cycle of suicidal

New life encounter within in the Spirit to be stronger in weakness

Shares HIS Presence profound reaches out free to honor one’s uniqueness

Mission release faith defeats the enemy

See purpose increase grace with love cease fearing in me

Fight the good fight persevere to overcome

Care to endure the night until the war is won

Ignite with the break of day to start with mercy new secure YOUR will to do

Aware to be awake may I pray impart the truth to rescue pure toward YOU pursue

Precision go in to enter core of YOUR heart alone and then send YOUR Words into their own

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Just make it real

Beyond what conceals feel

Just take pain -shield

Beyond kill, destroy, steal

Just send to heal

Beyond the brokenness surreal

 

Just carry on forever

Beyond the daily weather

Just speak truth center

Beyond hearing lies sever

Just listen -compassion’s endeavor

Beyond where understandings never

 

Just realize you matter

Beyond where emotions scatter

Just dream Jacob’s ladder

Beyond earth’s atmosphere flatter

Just await rescues answer

Beyond what caused shatter

 

Just choose to stay

Beyond the hurt betray

Just live each day

Beyond one more today

Just outlast sun’s rays

Beyond horizons leveled ways

 

Just climb mountain peaks

Beyond valleys low steep

Just swim above ocean’s sleep

Beyond mistakes sinking deep

Just soar updrafts keep

Beyond storm clouds leap

 

Just be to do

Beyond with love prove

Just see vision anew

Beyond if darkness grew

Just accept yourself overdue

Beyond guilts shame unglue

 

Just as you are

Beyond your reflections star

Just outlive fear spar

Beyond what’s near and far

Just a needed spark

Beyond out flames dark

 

Just trust faith girth

Beyond a miracles birth

Just trust hope girth

Beyond the miracles rebirth

Just trust love girth

Beyond your miracles worth

 

Just beyond future know reward of an open door

Just beyond fight show as mentor in the war

Just beyond fright grow to restore all the more

Just beyond fear go outpour into others implore

Just beyond freedom overflow encore overcoming what once was before

 

Time is on our side

Some will say

But is it? Delay decay…

 

Time is in HIS hands

Yesterdays, todays, and tomorrows

This is for sure -I know Who helps us through our sorrows…

 

We aren’t promised tomorrow at any time

In fact

There’s no going back.  Or can we?  Pack?  Step into a time machine hijack?

 

No, odds are stacked against us and left us out of whack -but we can take time to remember, reminisce, revisit again whereas only HE can turn back the hands of time to redeem…

Though older

There is youth regret with desire to start over

 

We can start over and with time become much wiser

There’s no getting younger age wise to retract

There is backtrack to ask for forgiveness white as snow to be exact

 

Time stands still

Love can do that;  become young at heart to keep intact facing the facts head on -make a comeback

However brief and for however long is its lifelong impact…

 

There’s still time

For love to carry on

Choose to make a difference before its gone

 

Time is of the essence

Find love in HIS Presence

Be filled up with overflowing cup upon a mountain top experience

 

Time is a healer;  heals all wounds

Come back down into the valley of the shadow

To help our fellow brother or sister below…  Death may come fast, all of a sudden, and everybody know or occur solo so slow -either way let love show…

 

Time flies when you’re having fun

So time dies when you’re not -no, it’s for faith inside to grow… hope inside to know… love inside reaching out to bestow…

Faith, hope, and love remains as HE alone sustains wherever we are and wherever we go…

 

Time changes everything

We are changed, it’s true, as we walk along

Changed by the sadness and bitterness or changed to maturity ongoing with each new dawn…

 

Running out of time

Make moments count even so

An eternal fount awaits beyond the rainbow

 

At times, let go of time constraints

Enjoy the still and quiet silence or choose opposite of any violence toward others or yourself; begin a new endeavor

A goal may be to get through whatever the weather; give up never, yet ready for forever…

 

Time to come in

Come in from the cold -no longer alone;  come bold to the throne of grace to obtain grace and mercy in times of need until found a home; come hold on until the disaster passes over -out of the war zone

Rest your weary soul in HIM; bought at a price not your own…

 

Time is now

Act in such a way to bring honor, glory, and praise to our Creator

Best to do so sooner, better late than never, or miss out all together later

 

Time to go

On a trip of adventure ready for departure

Make lasting memories to capture ever ready to really leave this earth with the rapture

 

It’s time

Time to know the Way, the Truth, and the Life

So that your time eternally is spent in Heaven beyond internal sin, death’s sentence, pain and sickness, screaming solo, and negative strife

 

This time…

I live not for myself alone

I’m here for who I love;  making HIM known…

 

 

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

A Time for Everything

There is a time for everything,
    and a season for every activity under the heavens:

    a time to be born and a time to die,
    a time to plant and a time to uproot,
    a time to kill and a time to heal,
    a time to tear down and a time to build,
    a time to weep and a time to laugh,
    a time to mourn and a time to dance,
    a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
    a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
    a time to search and a time to give up,
    a time to keep and a time to throw away,
    a time to tear and a time to mend,
    a time to be silent and a time to speak,
    a time to love and a time to hate,
    a time for war and a time for peace.

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Faith will find a way

Find a way to hold on

Walk In the race until agree to run

Tend to while fighting the good fight

 

Hope will find a way

Find a way to carry on

To taste and see what HE has won

Send igniting into the night within the Light

 

Love will find a way

Find a way to overcome

To embrace and receive the SON

When delighting desires become set aright

 

Grace will find a way

Find a way to soar above

Through every storm have sufficiency enough

Lend Mighty Right Hand uplift for HIS vision in sight

 

Mercy will find a way

Find a way through push and shove

Cover over, found beneath, until arise a diamond in the rough

Defend as High Priest if broken and contrite

 

Compassion will find a way

Find a way to lift others up

Fill to overflowing my empty cup

Again and again give what’s needed beyond the fright of any plight

 

Faith will find the truth

Find the truth that sets free

Set free in the SON indeed

Abide in HIM to grow

 

Hope will find the truth

Find the truth to hold and keep

Debts paid move forward always believe

Guide into the Light reflect to show

 

Love will find the truth

Find the truth to just be 

Let it enter in daily to receive

Subside the fears, until cast aside, for love to forever know

 

Grace will find the truth

Find the truth to speak

Fret not to take a stand against the enemy

Decide to be in HIS will with seed for the sower to sow

 

Mercy will find the truth

Find the truth to grieve

Get back up no longer deceived

Hide under shelter of HIS wings until an arrow in HIS bow

 

Compassion will find the truth

Find the truth for others reach

Forget not where you came from with their pain conceive

Arrive on the scene to resuscitate no matter the injury or how far they’ve fallen below

 

Faith will find the life

Find the life few will find, even so, choose to breathe

Leapt to discover what only HE can do with me

Tried as gold refined by fire seven times aglow

 

Hope will find the life

Find the life with desires come to fruition when unto HIM heed

Secrets of HIS Heavenly wisdom enter in to succeed

Ride on the heights to newly dream to where HE leads go

 

Love will find the life

Find the life to do the same sincerely

Kept in HIS grips equipped meek and holy

Wide, long, high, and deep is this love of Christ that overflows

 

Grace will find the life

Extending to reach any in need with HIS wings beneath

Regrets left behind press on for Heavenward’s prize to seek

Died to sin made alive in Christ to walk the straight and narrow

 

Mercy will find the life

Find the life I don’t deserve because HE heard my pleas

Outlet for others to come to know HIM from their chains be released

Beside HIM open to be who I’m meant to be pure as white snow

 

Compassion will find the life

Find the life to become compassion perceived to those in need

Interprets what to pray and then stretch out hand for healing to relieve

Confide in HIM here and now into eternity ever ready to understand however many tomorrows bestow

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I admit I lost my way

A long time before

I walked away

There was nothing more

A youth to the world did sway

Nothing more to live for

My whole life bent toward decay

Within alone losing a war

Without HIM falling astray

With all of me closing doors

Saying my goodbye that day

No longer a prayer towards

Downward spiral hides sun’s rays

Carried by waves far from shore

Darkness overtakes where demons play

Losing hold of reality to ignore

Thoughts in mind collide into a daze

No longer eating much in store

Thoughts in mind attack into a haze

Depression has reached the core

Mental illness enters a new phase

Suicidal encompasses every pore

No longer can make it out of the maze

A call for help is made too late implore

Dark night of the soul crippling tase

Leave to attempt suicide ending the uproar

A compromised life with past of guilt and shame in fear at did gaze

 

I recommit to find HIS way

Even though worse off than before

I cry out from far away

There in the distance I want HIM more

A youth Heavenward don’t want to sway

Faith, wavering, believe more to live for

My whole life vent for HIM to save from decay

Within alone, only for HIM invite to fight my war

Without others to help, HE seeks this lost sheep astray

With all of me knocking for HIM to open my heart’s door

Reunion to come inside being there for me every day

Weaker, but stronger in prayer towards

Lifting me up from the pit to see again sun’s rays

Walks on water rescuing from drowning leading me to shore

Darkness is Light to HIM and the demons will flee from play

Winning HE holds my reality and doesn’t ignore

Renewing my mind to get out of a daze

Eating meals again to regain strength in store

Fight the good fight thinking on truth to see through the haze

Depression lifting for HE has reached into my core

With mental illness, HE is strong entering into redemptions phase

Desiring to live right anew with grace, mercy, and compassion releasing from every pore

Now stronger HE leads me into the land of the living out of the maze

A call on HIS name saves me and wasn’t too late for HIM when I’d implore

HE is ever ready and willing to enter the dark night of the soul healing from what did tase

Retrieved me after my attempt from suicide ending the uproar

A new life for a hope and a future free of guilt and shame without fear into HIS eyes will gaze

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I know the rise and fall

I know my demise and HIS call

Will I arise to follow with my all or wallow just to stall

Choose to be wise chosen or who I am defeats; hides unopened

 

I know standing at HIS commanding and in the pit landing amiss stranding

I know sinking expanding and faltering blinking for help demanding

Will I live or will I die

Choose to give or stay awry

 

I know to press on in forward humble motion and the stress from backward stumble demotion

I know to address the cause of Christ in devotion and to digress a pause of thrice commotion

Will I be one who will blaze a trail or be one who still strays to only fail

Choose to gaze at HIS eyes entail to prevail or stuck in a haze to then derail

 

I now know HE’s the only One who makes me rise to answer HIS call submitting to extend for others to do the same

I now know HE’s the only One who hears my cries to answer when I fall uplifting me to mend though I’m to blame

I now know I will follow the only One who saves souls as wise to answer by knitting within eternity for whoever calls on HIS Name

 

I now know HE’s the only One who makes me stand on the Rock of Salvation commanding contrite obey;  guiding 77 x 7 resurrection’s forgiven to HIM

I now know HE’s the only One who delivers from the pit with Mighty Right hand; secures chock concentration abandoning fright away; abiding to listen with detections mission closer to HIM

I now know HE’s the only One who is the reason I will live with open hand; give stock elation notwithstanding any plight dismay; igniting faith, hope, and love given anew and unto HIM

 

I now know HE’s the only One who moves me by HIS Spirit firsthand to take stock with HIS rations banding together to fight the good fight each day; inciting justice to lend course corrections driven by truth in love through HIM

I now know HE’s the only One who has a Master’s plan for HIS flock since creation longstanding, despite shame denying detections I even knew HIM

I now know HE’s the only One who makes a way in the desert sand; knock to open hydration streams in the wasteland bring sight always providing reflections into HIM

 

Arise Again and Again and Again and Again and Again and Again and Again

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But everything exposed by the light becomes visible–and everything that is illuminated becomes a light. This is why it is said: “Wake up, sleeper, rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.”  Ephesians 5:13-14

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A new day dawns

A previous year gone

A new year begun

A studious you -will run

A new song sung

An obedience to YOU clung

A new heart and spirit in the SON

A serious vision with more freedom among

A new path to walk along

A mysterious way to belong

 

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How are you?  Really!?…  I pray for you…  I’m here for you!!… Sincerely…

How am I thought of?  I wonder.  How am I seen?  Maybe real and genuine.  Maybe off base and peculiar.  How do I come across?  Maybe human and down to earth.  Maybe human and troubled.  Maybe human with a spiritual connection to GOD and Heaven…  Probably a little of each component that makes up my whole being with much left unexplored and unknown…

My preferred way of communication is poetry.  If you have any familiarity with my site, it is engulfed by poems.  Some are simple and to the point and you understand where I’m coming from.  Some are complicated and confusing and you don’t understand what I’m talking about.

The simple and to the point come from a heightened awareness of GOD, HIS love, and times of peaceful recollection, remembrance, and restoration of HIS work in my life…  A tranquil day in the sun…  The complicated and confusing come from a darkened depression turned to mental illness in processing the lonely, anxiety ridden, and fearfully prolonged moments of a life trying to manage everything after being suicidal and making an actual attempt. A chaotic storm in the middle of the darkest night.

Maybe I need to write more like this; acquainting with you in paragraph form, thought by thought sequence, conversation style, letting you in more so to know some of my soul, to know me as a fellow human living this life to overcome and be a fighter still pressing on no matter what comes my way; facing it head on with courage and strength -even though I’m weak…

I have tried to convey faith, hope, and love in writing on this here blog to inspire, encourage, and support those struggling with depression, mental illness, abuse, and/or suicidal thoughts…  Has it made a difference for anyone?  I don’t really know.  I hope so…  not for my benefit, but for theirs and for yours…

My faith is in JESUS who is my Savior, my Redeemer, my KING of kings and LORD of lords…  My hope is in GOD the FATHER for grace and mercy in times of need…  My love works in and through me by HIS Spirit…  My faith is that you find faith in HIM too…  My hope is that you will hope in HIM too…  My love for and from HIM is for you to find HIS love too…  Faith, hope, and love remain…  And most prominently love is greater than all… And most assuredly love never fails…  HIS lovingkindness endures forever…  HIS mercy endures forever…

A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of.  Luke 6:45

Why do I talk so much about JESUS and spiritual things?  After what HE’s miraculously done with my fallen and broken life, how can I not speak of HIM who overflows my heart and sustains my life…  My life has been radically changed by GOD’s love for me and has made an eternally positive difference all because of JESUS…  So I include HIM in all that I say in some way… Maybe there are those who are turned off by this.  I don’t know.  Maybe there are those who haven’t experienced HIS love and care as of now up to this point, thus being foreign to them and unknown. Maybe there are those who feel let down or abandoned by GOD and blame HIM for all that is wrong in their life.  Maybe there are those who just don’t know what to think or feel about all this.  Is GOD real?  If HE is, will HE help me?  Will HE be there for me?  Will HE see me through the darkness and hard things in this life?  Will HE not abandon me to myself and all that is within that consumes and drowns me?

All of the answers to these questions are “yes” in HIS timing and way…  Now will you only trust HIM and believe… If you do, your life will change and you will find new strength and purpose for a future and a hope… If you do, then you open yourself up to HIS help, to HIS forgiveness, to HIS love, and to HIS comfort and care…  Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us… Ephesians 3:20

GOD wants you to come to HIM, to know HIM, to make HIM known, and to love you and through you show love to others;  saved and found by JESUS… “The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by human hands. And he is not served by human hands, as if he needed anything. Rather, he himself gives everyone life and breath and everything else. From one man he made all the nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he marked out their appointed times in history and the boundaries of their lands. God did this so that they would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from any one of us. ‘For in him we live and move and have our being.  As some of your own poets have said, ‘We are his offspring.’  Acts 17:24-28

These truths you can believe, trust, and build your very life upon… Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners—of whom I am the worst. But for that very reason I was shown mercy so that in me, the worst of sinners, Christ Jesus might display his immense patience as an example for those who would believe in him and receive eternal life. Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory for ever and ever. Amen. 1 Timothy  1: 15-17

Are you ready to begin a new journey into freedom by HIS grace and mercy at work in your life?  HE will be redeeming your past, restoring your present, and replenishing you onward into the future and a hope HE has prepared since the beginning before you were even conceived in your mother’s womb and born to face the challenges and brokenness of life moving forward with faith to believe and trust, with hope as an anchor for your soul, and with love HE pours into you by HIS Spirit to now and forever love HIM and love others too…  Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’  This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’  Matthew 22: 37-39

“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. John 13:34

Have you ever wanted someone to be your friend always and forever?  To be there in the most dark and difficult times?  To be there going through what you’re going through? To never have to be alone?  To bring you to a safe and secure place providing for all your needs?  JESUS meets that need and desire…  I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. John 14:18

Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”  Deuteronomy 31:6

He Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” —Hebrews 13:5

 

How are you?  Really!?  I pray for you…  I am here for you!!…  Sincerely…

Jeff Watts

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Salvation believed

Inspiration received

Adoration achieved

Emancipation relieved

Captivation conceived

 

I may be quiet

Yet 

My mind is thinking of You and all that is Thine

 

I may be silent

Yet

My heart is beating for and with You together to dine

 

I may be resting

Yet

My body is needing Your touch so kind

 

I may be calm

Yet

My soul is yearning for You to restore all that is mine

 

I may be tranquil

Yet

My spirit is awaiting for You to refill within that I may shine

 

I may be of few words

Yet

I can’t thank You enough from deep inside

 

I may be very tired

Yet

I come to You for You within to reside

 

I may not be meditating on Your words often

Yet 

I want to hide them in my heart to always abide

 

I may be depressed

Yet

I continue on in faith, hope, and love so above it again will I rise

 

I may not have that look of joy

Yet

I have Your peace surpassing all understanding guarding my heart and mind

 

I may rarely laugh

Yet

I am serious with prayer and fighting for our family and others each night

 

I may not see You with my eyes

Yet

I believe by faith to please You with hope to no longer deny and love even when life goes awry

 

I may have questions

Yet

I trust You even if I never get answers to why

 

I may still have anxiety and fear at times

Yet

I will walk humbly, seek justice, and love mercy laying down pride

 

I may still await dreams to come true

Yet 

I will let the outcomes that from Your hands in Your plans will decide

 

I may wander some though wiser

Yet

I will learn to walk with You beside

 

I may not like Your discipline in my life

Yet

I discern You love me and I must die to self as You lead and guide

 

I may be weak

Yet

You are my strength and in You I find a Refuge in which to hide

 

I may think too much of past failure

Yet

I will do my best to forget what is behind, press on to run so as to win the prize, continue to fight the good fight with grace and mercy supplied

 

I may not be where I need to be at midlife

Yet

I will learn to do right with Your Word in me applied

 

I may not always be pleasing in Your sight

Yet

I have come so far by Your power and love at work in me comprised

 

I may not have many friends

Yet

I know in You I can always come to confide

 

I may not have overcome to be more than a conqueror

Yet

I will fix my eyes on You until I have arrived in Your arms open wide

 

I may not be mature

Yet

I trust You that I will come forth as gold tried and purified

 

I may not be ready to take on more with ministry

Yet 

I wait on You to work within me continually until qualified

 

I may have stumbled more numerous than I’d like to admit

Yet

I have always turned back to You, called on Your name, and on You alone relied

 

I may have come close to a tragic end

Yet

I have known Your miracle and healing ways that have surprised

 

I may have to go through another episode I really don’t want to face

Yet

I have come to know You are faithful to respond to my cries until it will subside

 

I may have enemies that for my hurt and end have come against

Yet

I know GOD works it all for my good despite how they may undermine

 

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Kept by the Spirit into Your Presence in times of need rush

Adept to be a voice for the orphan, with the poor, to those abused, and voiceless

Rep a change of heart about an unchanging message

Helped to weather the storms and calm what rages

Crept through life’s stages and moon phases

Accept mercy anew each day the sun raises

Slept in green pastures to restore my soul that amazes

Recollect HIS goodness to relate with our praises

Respect the LORD for the times HE carried us where only HIS footsteps traces

Wreck of a past held back to go forward now standing firm on the Rock of Ages

Leapt at chance to share the Truth that to our sin erases

Direct our hearts to share the perfect love that away from all fear encases

Reflect HIS face in this race that grace outpaces

Resurrect life to store up treasure above way beyond measure of souls One embraces

Connect with Your Words inside to taste and see that HE is good on a continual basis

Trekked out of the desert holding HIS Mighty Right Hand led to an oasis

Reconnect by delighting in HIM to be given the desires of your heart rather than what the world chases

Protect soul from unnecessary harm when fix on HIM your eyes gazes

Seek and beseech lost souls left faithless or think it pointless

Meet those with little faith to build up a surplus

Reach out to the weak to strengthen in earnest

Of the enemy, world, or man impervious

Go to the front lines now courageous

Tread the lion and cobra until crushed

Fight the good fight to bring about justice

Shine the Light to scatter wickedness

Live free to freely give a life of service

 

Yet we live on…

until the devil meets his match that GOD our FATHER strikes its end… set aflame, far from us expulsion disbanded -no longer with fiery darts targeting at our hearts aim

our faith he can’t catch; crush his head then fallen into lake of fire send… let tame his evil compulsion stranded -no longer with tiring accusations marketing at our minds blame

Because we live on and on…

set free he can’t snatch; secure in the Savior’s care and the FATHER’s strongest hands tend… debt/shame gone as peace and grace rush in granted -no longer with firing arrows darkening to our souls maim

beyond the grave deep within is Heaven attached; await a future hope prepared above where we fully mend… met mercy anew every morning propulsion open handed -made stronger desiring eternity harkening to our spirits claim

So we will live on and on and on…

 

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Would you believe in something greater?

Would you receive Someone greater?

Better late than never to be a lover of the Way, the Truth, and the Life and not a hater!!…

Better now than later!!…

 

Why go through life with just another who cannot save?

Why go through life alone asunder without that Someone brave?

Better by far with the Savior who does purchase you with the life giving blood HE gave!!…

Better when reconciled to the Creator of Heaven and earth who speaks with lightning and thunder in the awesome echoes aloud in surround sound and in the small whispers deep within that may be found to astound; known long before woven in the womb by HIS loving Hands in wonder and ever-present for you to be with HIM lifting you up from the heavy weight your under, far from blunder or plunder, past what encumbers high above beyond the grave!!…

 

What is life without your purpose to find?

What is life without HIS future of hope in mind?

Better to know why you’re here!!…

Better to understand whose you are: for all guilt and shame away from clears, to be guided while HE steers, to be guarded before HE appears, and to be growing in HIM who will draw near as you draw near!!…

 

How are you to respond when you face the end unseen?

How are you to respond when you could meet the KING of kings?

Better to be on your way and now open to be in Heaven where all that’s good once there will bring!!…

Better to return to the only One who will redeem!!…

[“Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” Revelation 21:3-4]

 

Where can you discover the greater love that endures forever?

Where can you discover the greater love that nothing in this life here can ever sever?

Better to call on JESUS from your own mouth and heart, coming as you are, to forgive you for going your own way prone to wander until almost gone, to save you from whatever you may have done wrong, to bring healing to your soul needed all along who will never leave you nor forsake you ever!!…

Better to fall at HIS feet in surrender, tether yourself to HIS mighty righteous right hand that will deliver, and weather through the storms with HIM on the rising waters who understands you can’t hold it together rather than fall away from HIM altogether!!…

 

Will I be accepted with my depression, my mental illness, or my suicidal ideation so real?

Will I be accepted with my fear, my failure, or my lack of faith ordeal?

Better you will be when you come to HIM as you are; able then to handle anything as you yield!!…

Better you will be when you come to HIM as you are with all that you feel until you begin to heal!!…

[Verses of encouragement when dealing with depression]

[Verses of encouragement when dealing with mental illness]

[Verses of encouragement when dealing with fear]

[Verses of encouragement when dealing with failure]

[Verses of encouragement to have more faith]

 

When will HE answer my prayer?

When will HE answer with care?

Better to wait on HIM for HIS timing while in the suffering share, wait on HIM for HIS rescue and repair, wait on HIM for HIS renewed strength to stare down your giants to slay with renewed faith stand up in courage now to dare facing anything that comes your way with HIM beware,  and wait on HIM with thanksgiving to declare!!…

Better to realize when life is unfair that your daily burdens HE does bear, until you’ve grown mature stronger in HIM more aware to show compassion you too needed that once received unto others now give this same care found to be so rare!!…

[“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.”  Matthew 7:7-8]

 

Could you conceive beyond what you can think, ask, or imagine?

Could you perceive the bond with whom HIS own hands have fashioned and holds you knitted together within?

Better to conceive of your life with HIM meant to win!!…

Better to perceive what your life can be with HIM arisen!!…

 

Can I just believe?

Can I just receive?

Yes, it’s your choice to live a new life and the old one leave!!…

Yes, it’s your voice HE longs to hear putting your trust in HIM so your soul will be made whole to cleave with a new heart and a new spirit given for a beautiful tapestry HE will begin to weave!!…

 

Is there a guarantee?

Is there such a thing as being set free?

Those who call on the name of the LORD will be saved and there’s the promise for living on in Heaven eternally!!…

IF the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed!!…

[And you also were included in Christ when you heard the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation. When you believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession–to the praise of his glory. Ephesians 1:13-14] 

 

 

 

I remember not long ago needing slack for You to bring me back…

Jagged ledges can’t climb around or reach above -stuck then

Ragged pledges won’t climb down to beseech below -shun again

I remember further back; despairing attacks becoming a paranoiac and an insomniac…

Staggering of past avalanches brought me into a rut left with nil that chides downhill to my lowest point donned -found weak and stunned to barely cope

Lagging with present damages caught up with me yet will I rise until… do so slowest to join fond crown peak -need to overrun to see hope

I remember just awhile back what I lacked

Aggravating “what if” future ravages wrought; confront to perceive Who still guides and will grow through knowest truths choice beyond abounds -seek the SON set free elope

Agonizing daily challenges sought, want apprise to their shrill cries, fulfill overflow to showest proofs voice of love surrounds unique among -let receive lifelines rope

Adores HIS goal unfold to mold me; fought through the strife

 

I remember You going the extra mile to…

Carry me over rugged mountain too high as fears cease

Care for me into the valley of joy to find Your peace

I remember being with You while I accrued breakthroughs…

Riding in truth during amends to talk with You confide as anxieties decrease

Abiding in You on the journey then to walk with you beside as trust does increase

I remember You leading me out of denial anew…

Along the streams edge refreshing purity in me define

Upon green pastures privilege meshing; resting in Thee divine

Restores my soul whole to behold Thee; brought into new life in sweet release

I will always remember how You reconciled in being faithful and true…

I remember to forever thank You for the rescue!!!…

 

 

Here for a reason

Why I carry on so

For a season

How long I don’t know

 

Listen to reminder

Never alone in the throes

Be kinder along the way as a pathfinder

Mercy to give others among their woes

 

Meant to remember

Compassion to show

Ignite the ember

Eager to grow

 

Be responsible

Despite the toll of pains blow

Overcome every obstacle

He died to give you new life for HIS renown owe

 

Goal to reconcile

Uplift the low

Reach out to those in denial

Faith seeds to sow

 

Make recompense

With love overflow

Stand in defense

Voice on behalf of the orphans, the weak, and the poor bestow

 

Life purpose reconsider

Envision where to go

For the little children never hinder unto HIS arms open wide come hither

Justice to prevail against all evil derail until fears overthrow

 

Choose to rescue

Those fallen below

Leave the many for the few

Willing to walk through the valley of death’s shadow

 

Faith, hope, and love remain

To refill, refresh, replenish, and restore the hollow

Greatest of these is love to sustain

Receive from Heaven’s open window until reach it’s door open to enter the afterglow

 

 

 

 

 

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Sing the blues

Nudged analyzing

Beating heart not alone; relating deeply froze within more quickly stocked of proof

Repeating parts unknown; fading steeply closed the open door strictly locked aloof

 

Out of the blue

Flood rising

Heaving beneath me uprising -dares something that would despair as if from a warmonger; unaware as it towered over mocked in bout of how to move

Leaving me grieved -fretting there’s nothing that good to share any longer; stare as a coward in shock without a clue

 

Feeling blue

Blood comprising

Blinking moments nothing new

Shrinking monotony mental agony grew

 

Black and blue

Stunned compromising

Weakening in the fight forlorn; yearn for my Friend an empty feeling to deploy with hint of doom

Deepening apart from the Light cornered by the enemy stealing all joy left in my room

 

Got the blues

Mud despising

Fleeting luck in this life seemingly blew above my head into outer space bound with death sentence flew

Seething amok with strife reeling; need to shove aside dread, sin, doubt -turn pace around meant with repentance reprove

 

Beyond the blue horizon remove

Trudged agonizing

Thinking and motion why tarries/ my very end later nears adieu

Deceiving and broken lies scare/ ties snare me again; greater fears loom

 

Deeper than the deep blue sea subdued

Thud immobilizing

Breathing at bay with drawl confused

Sinking away from all of you

 

Turning blue

Grudge surmising

Clinging to forever promises in lieu of madness now found to never ever be overdue

Interceding, HIS endeavor promises to approve of sadness abound/ astound together whatever needs over drew

 

Look to the skies in open blue

Overcome arising

Seeking height of mercy seat from whom my help (aligning when show contrite I now move upright) comes to  soon

See KING aright as High Priest from whom my hope (shining defense so bright I bow through the night) comes at noon

 

Once in a blue moon

Budge realizing the ONE recognizing

Freeing mercy cover over past bring; now unglued and from all that had me unglued

Relieving thirsty love astir everlasting; endow into and from HIS call that I gladly exude

 

True blue

Drudge galvanizing

Unshrinking back with face forward instead; set above like flint to live life sent anew

Leading attack with grace soar Heavenward indebted to love true ignite stint to give light into

 

Until blue in the face behoove

Dud demoralizing, won some advising, scud revising, undone advertising, run exercising, lungs emphasizing, SON energizing

Linking faith/ Truth to chase for breakthrough

Linking wraith testimony to race for souls accrue

 

Ocean blue

Adjudge enterprising

Reaching out to touch your shore to be restored

Teaching Fount you clutch toward to be adored

 

Roses are red, violets are blue

Bud devising

Bringing to all faith, hope, and love into view

Seeing with vision imbue

Believing the purpose to do

Receiving compassion construe

Conceiving beyond what to think, ask, or imagine until overflowing with the mission of love driven pursue…

 

Blue is my favorite color ever since a child I’d choose

Young mesmerizing

Meeting I still knew of depression fight an oppression weighed heavily from among arrows burn can discern the enemy who accused -me and plenty others share; pleading from earth’s venue

Greeting I will do in Heaven quite an impression made steadily of unsung heroes who were in turn mending as abused -free from any tethers wear; needing rebirth’s rescue

 

Blue is for the hope I see in you…

Blue is for the life HE gives anew…

Blue is for the new in you HE will do…

Blue is for breakthrough and all that is true…

 

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Life is not a waste

Turn around an about face (set like flint stare down the whirlwind)

Chase the path of tornado -unstill running frantic in the mind moves surreal taking a toll treading toward leaving you solo, so low, alone; hold tight the 3 chord strand of rope so not blown away

Outpace to understand the shadow until stunning panic opens door find to unseal making your soul ready for receiving truth sown, shown, own;  bold Light reprieve -adored command to hope in GOD… known always

 

Life is not fair

Yearn with sound; shout with faith to share (be a voice within the whirlwind)

Aware to carry one another’s unkind burdens/throes contrite ashore, remind to gird within shows insight outpour, kindness starts in word and deed… grows the gift to taste and see not ignore a rainbow of love to form; knows right to implore -pray

Care to tarry among sisters and brothers behind curtains closed to fight for, shine for certain grows the Light toward, bind professed hearts immersed in need… arose an uplift of grace when freed to soar in the Son’s glow above the storm; chose delight in the LORD convey

 

Life is not always forward motion for the faint of heart

Discern then when to surround and support with hope impart (enter the whirlwind to begin a rescue)

Start to endorse those weak to ignite a great stand harrow of courage to save children and women and men whole families -zenith reaching there gone beyond the fears, leers, jeers, tears and subsides the replay of doubt; enlist bout with giants forewarned slay

Chart a course goes to sneak through the plight straight and narrow to flourish gave again and again and again soul remedies with teaching where strong bond appears, nears, steers, clears and provides a way up -out; persist without defiance or forlorn delay

 

Life is not easy

Adjourn for catching up on breathing; lovingly encourage when just breezy (still be there in the calm when the whirlwind dies down)

Queasy resumes, yet you won’t quit even still, choose to farther live with your will, wait for strength renew refill; been secured awhile longer in the fray

Freely retunes; let new life knit within fulfill, Whose you are stir within restore instill, equate core thanks approve stand still -then onward miles stronger within to stay

 

Life is not a fairytale

Learn , though, that with the KING of kings there will be a happily ever after in Heaven mending finding true love at the end of the trail (there is life beyond the whirlwind)

Fails not defending your soul, HE will make you whole in time won; believing when dine and feast as fumes left exhaust; re-accounting the cross with HIS tending, lending, rending regain peace through each day

Avails a lot sending you with goal agree until awake the sheepfold to find one leaving 99 and reach the hewn cleft of the lost counting the cost with this befriending, extending, attending maintain (not cease) to reach strays

 

Life is not life fully lived until driven by the reason why you are alive

Burn with desire the love that goes on forever from HIS heart overflowing what HE alone has given in HIS Word tried and true apply (help others out of the whirlwind once you’ve made it out yourself)

Decide to do more than just survive shine true; listen with a decision to be forgiven by HIS shed red blood clear it outpoured as far as east to west, find peaceful strength awaiting new rest, be forever love stirred in allegiance meant to be blessed -use lungs to offer praise who now obeys

Abide to prove more open -trust sure to find/mind renew; risen with mission to free hidden inside Christ the Head led… flood of Spirit implore stars least with zest, in time release full faith relating thru tests, see endeavor of Word win deliverance when plead distressed as a son or daughter raised to Thou amazed

 

 

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Persevere in the daylight

Endure through the darkest night

At some point, joy comes in the morning

 

There is a light at the end of the tunnel

A narrow door leading back out of the funnel

At some point, there’s a new hope adorning

 

In the midst of a hurricane, will it stay dry once in the eye where a wall forms

No, it won’t remain the same, so no need to hide the depth of your cries through large or small storms

At some point, it leaves the ocean and the rain will stop forlorning

 

The cause of suicidal thoughts can be few and far between to realities harsh and extreme

The effect of battles wrought inside the mind can knock you off your feet turning nightmares out of a dream

At some point, you’ll need to reach out for help to flare a warning

 

You’ll make it out with a shout to HIM, make it through with the Truth in HIM, and make it with help from HIM as time will tell for courage and faith to suddenly appear

Awaiting for new strength to steer, renewing your mind away from fear, restoring your soul away from pressures clear, and reigniting your spirit drawn near

At some point, you’ll know HE’s all you need with new life forming

 

To the cross… look up; blood turn to scars showing

Died for you… all shame forsook filling your cup to overflowing

Point toward Heaven risen;  when do not give up -HE’s rewarding

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Special someone overseas discovery

Seems so far away in reality

Sincerely settling within compassion near as can be

Searching soul opens up beautifully with pleasantries

Seeking samplings stranded in madness found in the midst of sadness revealing secrets in poetry once hidden merely

Sensations seen of scars unseen into scenes of teardrops bleeding bladed entries

Sighting suicidal thoughts deceiving tendencies

Sweet sierras needing relieving simplicities

Sorrowful screaming voices pleading beyond ones of fatality and fallacies

Salvation’s streaming Light rebirthing into faith, hope, and courage leading from Heaven’s treasuries

Sending soothing second chances fulfilling new found love, grace, and mercies interceding advocacy

Sanctifying stance to persevere past fear superseding in a war of casualties

Strength’s Source will endure to the end… tour of duty heeding toward truths amnesty

Surmounting Spirit-led rise above… disguise not love… cheerfully greeting one another miraculously entreating healing eternally to live on unimaginably

 

 

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Depression locked in night

Faith awakes absent sight

Hope engaging the fright

Love emerging when contrite

Dreams unlock with Light

HIS Spirit within ignite

Walk not by might

Mind links to Heaven’s height

Heart opens to new life

Soul HE restores aright

Spirit free saves from plight

Body beats to join the fight

Compassion helps others be bright

Rescue casualties caught in rewind

For one lost sheep leave ninety nine

Once broken chains no longer tight

Share story left behind

Forward journey go remind

Inward peace HE gives to find

What insight

Would you have me write

Encouragement for the fight

Grace beneath launch in flight

Above the storms of life contrite

New perspectives seen from greater heights

Out of darkness into Your Light

Willing to dive back down to shine in their darkest night

 

Mercy and compassion to endure with you near

Faith and hope given by You graciously to persevere

Abundant loving kindness found to appear

As Your perfect love pours within casting out fear

Until clouds of doubt and depression bouts clear

Now open for reaching below into the valley of death’s shadow endear

Those whose hope grows thin going it solo reassured that their not alone with the voice of truth to hear

Needing to know the way to go as the Good Shepherd who’ll show the path to freedom and into safe pasture by Your Spirit steer

Though I don’t see You

I’ll trust in whose forever true

I’ll trust each day anew

 

Though I don’t always feel You near

I’ll trust the One who collects our tears

I’ll trust the One whose love casts out the fears

 

Though I don’t know what tomorrow brings or holds

I’ll trust and follow the One whom my soul clings to among Your sheepfolds

I’ll trust and go bold delighting under Your banner of love that over me sings and run after promises foretold however life unfolds

 

Though I don’t always hear Your voice

I’ll trust whose silence still commands me to believe with faiths choice

I’ll trust in HIS Words made alive to rejoice

 

Though I’m often weak and it’s difficult to maintain

I’ll trust and seek Your strength that will sustain

I’ll trust You’ll never leave nor forsake;  faithful in mercy to remain

 

Though I may die sooner or later, prove Your future promise of hopeful remedy and find in You my truest identity, in tragedy or catastrophe, in good or bad weather

I’ll trust in Your love that nothing whatsoever can ever sever;  never

I’ll trust You’ll raise me to life again in the prepared place in Heaven to be together with family and friends unto forever…  until then… will make You known, will let Your love and truth be sown, and will share faith and hope for them to be sure their not alone as my ongoing endeavor…

 

I reminisce…

Fight back;  persistence -found to be free

Temptations attack;  resistance -found purity

No slack;  repentance -found mercy

Take flak;  admittance -found family

Have a knack;  HIS assistance -found empathy

Back on track;  insistence -found grace aplenty

Heavy load unpack;  outdistance -found eternity

No more lack;  coexistence -found love fully

 

If it weren’t for the LORD to reminisce…

I would have torn apart;  ripped in pieces -so haunter makes remiss unsound into self-pity

What would be left if my soul deceases -no longer exist sound silenced empty

You rescued me in perfect love so fear ceases -daunter desist sound heart accept privily

You lighten burdens as Your peace increases -stronger to resist sound mind kept reassuringly

You’re the Giver of new life leases -song astir to persist sound spirit leapt freely

From our chains and our prisons You pardon releases -from wrongs turn away with grace assist sound joyfully adept with purpose and vision equipped fittingly

New beginnings

Is hope thinning?

Come to HIM

Renew strength within

Fills one’s cup;  overflowing

Lifts one up;  growing

Wise to let HIM mend;  defend

Arise to life again;  befriend

 

New beginnings

Is faith underpinning?

Comes by hearing

Restores soul appearing

Fails not to heal inside reassured

Listens to be a doer of HIS Word

Abides in the SON;  sets free

Guides one’s life and all evil shun;  gets purity

 

New beginnings

Is love winning?

Comes from time with HIM when dining

Replenishes the heart reminding

Finds anew when delighting

Loves HIM and others fulfilling desires igniting

Rides the heights in the Light of day soaring

Decides to enter the shadows of death for salvation’s outpouring

 

New beginnings

Are you lost sinning?

Come as you are

Refreshes your spirit drawn near from afar

Fears, chains, and shame from prison released

Lets love cover over to receive peace

Confides to trust, believe, and receive forgiveness through HIM the open door

Hides under the shelter of HIS wings forevermore

 

New beginnings

Is there disciplining?

Come to know it’s for your good

Registers deep inside to do as you should

Faces the buffering as clay molded by the Potter above

Learns from the suffering obedience from the FATHER of love

Dies to self and selfish ambition no longer a wanderer

Derives character to persevere now stronger and endure as more than a conqueror