Treasured One

By Linda L. Kruschke

Tossed about on waves of doubt

Seeking an anchor in the storm

Cleave to the One who values you

Your tempest He will surely transform

Riding high on a victory

Don’t let it go to your head

Remember the One who adores you

Praise His provision instead

Encumbered by the trials of life

Fear and worry long oppressed

Rest in the arms of Him who loves

Knowing in Christ you are blessed

Attaining goals long pursued

For yourself to make a name

Leaves you feeling empty and lean

Find plenty when Jesus you proclaim

Shamed by guilt of past mistakes

Craving forgiveness and release

Jesus bids grace to all who come

In humility accept His sweet peace

Unburdened in a world gone dark

Basking in God’s radiant Light

Cease your striving to be the best

Trust God who set all things right

Reviled at times by ungodly folk

For the truth that you believe

Jesus promises this assurance

From your presence He’ll never leave

Emboldened by your deepening faith

Live to bring Him rightful glory

Practice daily mercy and love

Find your place in His grand story

Daughter, you are treasured

By the Almighty King of kings

He left His heavenly throne for you

Cherish the salvation He brings

Linda L.

Linda L. Kruschke is the author of My Name Is Beloved, winner of the Unpublished Memoir category of the Oregon Christian Writers Cascade Writing Contest, as well as a self-published author of two poetry books. She is a wife, mother, active member of her church, former Bible Study Fellowship leader, and recovering lawyer. She works as the Director of Legal Publications for the Oregon State Bar. But her real passion is sharing God’s healing grace with others, especially those haunted by sexual trauma and abortion. She struggled with major clinical depression for many years, but through the power of forgiveness has become a fearless follower of Christ, living in the assurance of her salvation and God’s love. She blogs at Another Fearless Year and Broken Believers.

10 Comments Add yours

  1. This is like a wonderful hymn… should be sung

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  2. kanzensakura says:

    Wonderful! So much power and grace in this and love.

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  3. Glenn Buttkus says:

    Thank you for the blessings and insights. My pantheistic, Judaic, Zen, Bahai, New Age self adores the strength of your faith, and your sweet willingness to witness.

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    1. And I love how you encourage me to stay true to what I know and what I’ve experienced, to stay on the humble and compassionate road. 🙂


  4. sanaarizvi says:

    This is so beautiful, Linda!❤️ I especially love; “Encumbered by the trials of life/Fear and worry long oppressed/Rest in the arms of Him who loves/ Knowing in Christ you are blessed.”❤️

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  5. Grace says:

    Thanks for the meaningful and inspiring message of His Love.

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  6. Mish says:

    Comforting words of faith. 🙂

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  7. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful, and then some. Thank you!

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  8. Frank Hubeny says:

    Nice lines: “Cease your striving to be the best

    Trust God who set all things right”

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  9. memadtwo says:

    Mercy…so necessary and so difficult. (K)

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