I don’t know how to go through life on my own. I’m so thankful that no matter where I’m at, I’m not alone. Sometimes I feel like I can’t take another step. Then I’m reminded of Jesus and that he wept. He endured much pain leading up to the cross. He knows what it’s like to suffer and endure great loss. I’m thankful for his character and the life that he lead. I’m thankful for his sacrifice and the blood he shed. Though the enemy always tries to deceive, Jesus is greater and the Holy Spirit is in me. I don’t have to live a life of fear. Father speak truth and bless my ears. I’ll follow your voice, may I listen and hear. I know that you are with me, you are always near! Step by step, lead the way. Lord I want to do all you say. I love when I’m walking with you in stride, in both the high and low tide. Give me the strength to follow you. No matter where you lead, may I walk with you!
When love is experienced everything is ok. You wonder why you can’t feel this way every day. The truth is God loves you and you have a choice. You can live as a son or daughter or you can be distracted by the noise. The world will fill your mind and the enemy will feed you lies, but God will be your Father and never leave your side. There will be times you feel like he’s no where to be found, but take time to listen he’s speaking, hear his sound? He’s that gentle whisper that says it’s going to be ok. I know you don’t understand why I don’t always answer when you pray. But I promise you I hear everything you say. Child I love you, come be with me today. He will not force you to comply, he even loves you when you ask why. You don’t have to continue to strive, to prove you have value while you’re alive. You are treasured in God’s eyes. It’s why he sent his son die. For if Jesus never died, we would be seperated forever you and I. But because perfect blood was shed, now we can live instead. When Jesus conquered the grave, he left but the Holy Spirit came. Ask him to lead you, you’ll never be the same. When you’re going through many trials and everything seems to pile. He will give you the ability to persevere and the courage to conquer your fears. Live as a son or daughter and receive the love of God the Father. When you work from a place of rest you realize that God’s the best. You don’t have to strive to be loved, he is a gentle as a dove. When you let him speak life to you, you feel rejuvenated and renewed. Love changes everything! What a beautiful gift from a king. Be carriers of this precious gift. It has the ability to lift, anyone from anything. Love changes everything!
Brokenness is hard but beautiful to me. When you’re struggling child bring me your needs. I’m your strength and comfort in the storm. I knew you child before you were born. Lean on me and the Body of Christ. On the cross Jesus suffered and paid the price. Before that he was tempted and he was tried. Yes Jesus wept, yes he cried. He was insulted and mocked, but death set us free. Children run, run to me. Don’t try to be strong for you are weak. Learn to humble, learn to be meek. Ask me to come and help you each day. I’m the only truth, I’m the only way. Brokenness is beautiful in my eyes. Just tell me the truth, nothing’s a surprise!
This poem was written when God was speaking to me about being a child, a daughter. This painting was done by a friend during worship. As I looked at it, God downloaded the poem that follows the picture.A girl dancing joyful and free. She’s joyful because she knows her identity. Her Father loves her, says dance with me. Delighted she says, anything for thee! As she dances she praises and sings. Her feet move to his melody. Her eyes open she finally sees. The world from her Father’s view. She sees herself loved and renewed. She says Father I want to always see, from heaven’s perspective will you do that for me?. The Father says child thanks for asking me. From this day forward you will always see. Now go release what I’ve given to you. Go help others see my view. Then come back and dance for me. I love seeing you happy and free!
Although I grew up loving God, I always felt like I couldn’t do enough for him and that I didn’t deserve his love. I don’t know exactly why, but I struggled to receive God’s love for me. For many years, God has been teaching me how to be his daughter and that I don’t have to fear, live like a slave.
What does it mean to be a child not a slave. I feel quit timid and not very brave. Can I enter the court of my glorious king? Do I have anything to offer, anything to bring? I’m taught to just come as I am. I want to just run into his hands. But will he be mad, upset with me? I could have done more for my wondrous king. He gave his life to set me free. Yet I sin and don’t simply rest in his wings. I feel like a failure, I don’t understand. I’m afraid God will speak to me and reprimand. I so desire love and to understand what that means. But God sometimes I wonder if that’s only a dream. What does love look like even today. Will you redeem that word for me some day? Love seems to be something that flickers inside my heart. I love other people, but often it seems life is dark. I don’t want to associate with sin’s hideous mark. But how do I love myself like you love me? Do others love me though I seem to mess up constantly? I said too much, I didn’t say enough. I don’t want to hurt others, I don’t want to be rough. God I’m still learning how to speak. I want to stay disciplined and always seek. Lord I ask you trembling feeling dumb. But I want to know so I humbly come. Will you teach me the joys of being a daughter? Will you hold me close and be there for me Father? Are you proud of me, is that wrong for me to ask? I just want to do my best for you in every task. I know I’m not perfect, but will you help me to see, that you love me Father, you really love me!
There are some days that I find that I am scared. Sometimes I wonder if God really hears my prayers. I’m thankful that in my hurt and pain, that God calls me beloved, he calls me by my name. He tells me that I don’t have to live in shame. God I want to keep growing and becoming more like you. I don’t want to look at life as something I just have to get through. I want to love and show others what it means to be kind. No matter what happens, I want to be a light that shines. God help me, be with me today. It’s you oh Lord that I want to obey. I love you Lord, I know you really care. Thank you for hearing all my prayers!
Life is filled with ups and downs. Sometimes I feel I’m going to drown. Something inside of me says just keep going. Though it is hard, you are growing. I know what it’s like to be plagued by pain. I know what it’s like to hope for a sunny day. We all are faced with difficult news, how we react and deal with it, we choose. It’s ok that sometimes you are sad. I want to empower you and remind you, you can. You can get back up and face your fears. You can cry and let out tears. Remind yourself of how far you’ve come. Remember it takes time to train and run. Life is a marathon not a sprint. There will be times of pain when all you do is wince. But there are times where you will grin, and when through the trial, celebrate the win. Don’t give up, fight till the end. Keep going, you can do it my friend.