Faith, Hope, and Love

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Wide angle lens

Off the chart, feels like the end

Too much of the world intake, an SOS send

In need of a friend

Lonely -is there someone trustworthy and faithful to whom I can depend

 

Suicide -an option out? (please don’t!) in fear and doubt descend as emotions and thought of blend

Not God’s heart =HIS mighty right hand to save is readily available to bring me up and out for steady support to lend

Soul wounded, heart contrite, spirit broken

This inner turmoil must dissipate as my knees to the floor bend

Only JESUS to help me beneath this weight as the High Priest who understands, intercedes, and defends

 

Change of scenery when in difficulty ~choose for opportunity to mend

Realize I’m thirsty for the Good Shepherd who will tend

Pastures green, quiet streams, to my head oiling, filling my cup to overflowing ~~so come to HIM weak, weary, and heavy laden

HIS yoke is easy, holds me together tight knit as I surrender then

The burden amazingly lightened

HE alone forgives or works out wrong to make right, returns one’s sight, and will renew strength again

Narrow focus, eyes fixed on JESUS the Author and Perfecter of faith given

with heart, mind, spirit, & soul to HIM and HIS unfailing love open

Turning from evil and away from lust ~~~unto HIM trust~~~ for receiving mercy, grace, & HIS compassion

Cares and anxieties upon HIM thrown ~awaiting a good outcome… though for now my life in grief rends

In HIS Presence find freedom *not alone ~so coming to HIM often

who’ll never leave nor forsake, restores my soul, revives my heart with encouraging Words sown, and HIS peace beyond what I can comprehend…~~~

1 Corinthians 13 

If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10 but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears. 11 When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me. 12 For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.

13 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

 

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