If Only

He has saved me from death,     my eyes from tears,     my feet from stumbling. And so I walk in the Lord’s presence     as I live here on earth! Psalms 116:8-9 NLT. If only someone had told meIt was never my faultSomeone else was to blameFor this horrible assault If only someone had told meTo my attacker…

Of Time, Fear, and Jesus

But I will sing of your strength, in the morning I will sing of your love; for you are my fortress, my refuge in times of trouble. Psalm 59:16 NIV Wrestling with time and grappling fearEnduring the world’s grievous paradigmYet peace be a conqueror when Jesus is near Days spin like whirlpools drowning drearIndispensable tasks an…

Jesus, the Face of Love

It was not by their sword that they won the land, nor did their arm bring them victory; it was your right hand, your arm, and the light of your face, for you loved them. Psalm 44:3 NIV The Son of God is Love’s sweet faceBouncing on His father’s kneeHe came to die and offer grace He…

Wisdom and Might

 “To God belong wisdom and power; counsel and understanding are his. What he tears down cannot be rebuilt; those he imprisons cannot be released.” Job 12:13–14 NIV. If you lack skills or great knowledgeAnd ponder ivy league collegeThough there you could gain frail insightTo God belong wisdom and might If peace evades your tortured soulMake haste and do not…

Light and Momentary Troubles

Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. 2 Corinthians 4:16-17 (NIV) Brokenness and torment aboundOnly in faith is wholeness foundMy sweetest friend knows how I feelO my…

Truth Illuminates

But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what they have done has been done in the sight of God. John 3:21 NIV Truth shines a brilliant LightAll that is within revealingSecrets hidden morph to lieBut succumb to God’s healing All that is within revealingHurt and anger…

Jesus Overflowing

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. ~John 10:10 NIV. The world promises fame and wealthSeeking such things leaves us owingWorry and strife burden spiritual healthBut Jesus promises life overflowing Seek first His kingdom He commandsPeace and joy…

Jesus Is All

He is all I needHeavenly Bread on which to feedSustains me when spiritual hunger painsDeeply mire my soul in chains He is all I desireDivine Light when darkness is direIlluminates the path of truthRedeems me from sins of my youth He is all I seekHoly Gate a beacon to the weakBeckons sheep who’ve gone astrayInto…

To Pray Boldly

Then Abraham spoke up again: “Now that I have been so bold as to speak to the Lord, though I am nothing but dust and ashes, what if the number of the righteous is five less than fifty? Will you destroy the whole city for lack of five people?” “If I find forty-five there,” he said,…

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…