Since you have heard about Jesus and have learned the truth that comes from Him, throw off your old sinful nature and your former way of life which is corrupted by lust and deception. Instead let the spirit renew your thoughts and attitudes. Put on your new nature, created to be like God – truly righteous and holy”
I try to catch my breath, but the silence comes to steal it. I try to hear my heart beat, but the pain won’t let me feel it.
Darkness surrounds me and the pressure closes in. I pray for relief, only with The Lord will I win.
This battle with my mind and my ever breaking heart. Why does it seem as though my entire world is coming apart?
On my own I am not able. By myself I am weak. I try so hard to be strong as these tears roll down my cheeks.
Change is intimidating and the walls look too high. Metamorphosis is the only way I’ll see the wings I need to fly. Over these mountains of sorrow and the roaring sea of confusion. God again reminds me of the truth and that fear is just an illusion.
I must endure suffocation in order to appreciate the air. I must be lonely for a moment if I am to one day meet you there.
On the other side of empty, on the other end of ending. My heart feels like it is breaking, but I know it’s only bending.
I’m learning to love both the darkness and the light. I’m learning love is preparing me and there is no need to fight.
When loss has overtaken me and I am all alone. I look to The Lord as He keeps calling me home.
To a place without sufferning, a place without tears. Where life is not limited by months, by years.
As I walk through this season, I will trust you when you say. Though I am a caterpillar now, I will be a beautiful butterfly some day.
Dear friends, don’t be surprised at the fiery trials you are going through, as if something strange were happening to you. Instead, be very glad – for these trials make you partners with Christ in his suffering, so that you will have the wonderful joy of seeing his glory when it is revealed to all the world (1 Peter 4:12 – 4:13 NLT)
So if you are suffering in a manner that pleases God, keep on doing what is right, and trust your lives to the God who created you, for he will never fail you. (1 Peter 4:19 NLT)
Jesus spoke these words, lifted up His eyes to heaven, and said: “Father, the hour has come. Glorify Your Son, that Your Son also may glorify You, “as You have given Him authority over all flesh, that He should give eternal life to as many as You have given Him. “And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent. “I have glorified You on the earth. I have finished the work which You have given Me to do. “And now, O Father, glorify Me together with Yourself, with the glory which I had with You before the world was (John 17:1 – 17:5 NKJV)
But let all those rejoice who put their trust in You;
Let them ever shout for joy, because You defend them;
Let those also who love Your name
Be joyful in You. For You, O LORD, will bless the righteous;
With favor You will surround him as with a shield (Psalm 5:11 – 5:12 NKJV)
“God on our side, doubt not of victory.” -William Shakespeare
“By yielding you may obtain victory.” -Ovid
“Father, I desire that they also whom You gave Me may be with Me where I am, that they may behold My glory which You have given Me; for You loved Me before the foundation of the world. (John 17:24 NKJV)
“Defeat may serve as well as victory to shake the soul and let the glory out.” -Edwin Markham
When The Lord said “It is finished” I believe He meant it!