Poetry

Tested Faith

In the darkness, hope becomes visible
It’s the glimmer of light around the bend

In doubt, faith becomes tangible 

Turning trials into a dearest friend
James 1:2-3
Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance

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Poetry

There is Purpose

I’ve known every trial

Understood every temptation

Have risen and fallen

With the worst and the best
I’ve seen His hand

In the cards I’ve been given

I’ve seen He has purpose

In my failures and tests
James 1:2-4

2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters,[a] whenever you face trials of many kinds,3 because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. 4 Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.

Poetry

Beautiful You

I’ve been a beggar

A thief, a liar at war

An addict, pathetic

Unable to take any more

I’ve been arrogant

Proud, a heavenly soul

Following the rules

Perfecting my show
I’ve been in love and lust

Unable to focus or see

Distracted by beauty

High, soaring and free
I’ve known poverty, loss

Lived without a home

Caused pain and grief

Been lost and left alone
I’ve had all the answers 

Thought the rules didn’t apply

I’ve blamed everyone else

And lived a disguise
I’ve been fragile, insecure

Done things wrong and had regret

I’ve gained confidence

Had successes, a love I won’t forget.
These colors, these chances

These dances full of grace

Designed for each one of us

To help us somehow see His face
Each life custom ordered

With specific trials and tests

Meant to teach us, help us learn

So we can then turn and teach the rest
Don’t hide who you are

Or the trials you’ve been through

It’s made you who you are

Imperfectly beautiful you 💗

Romans 5:3-5

3 Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; 4 perseverance, character; and character, hope. 5 And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.

1 Corinthians 9:22

“To the weak I became weak, to win the weak. I have become all things to all people so that by all possible means I might save some.”

Poetry

Journey Part 2

Goodbye my familiar path

Off to the wilderness

I’m going it alone

I’m restored and had my rest.

I’m not what you think of me

I’m not the sum of my mistakes

I’m on a journey and learning

And every now and then I need a break

But my shoes are back on

My laces pulled tight

I’ve loved, lost and been beaten

I’ve forgiven and done right.

Thanks for all the lessons

I’ll see you at the top 

Whatever trial you face on your journey

Don’t give up, don’t stop