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Life is not Perfect!

To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under heaven.
…A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance.
~ Ecclesiastes 3:1 & 4

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Life is not Perfect!

The pain and heartache
They come and they go
Cutting deep
Wounding the soul

Burdens too much to carry
Spirit weighed down
Living in the here and now
Sorrow abounds

Life is not perfect
Nor was it meant to be
A precursor of something better
A realm yet unseen

The heart it beckons
The spirit it yearns
The soul cries out
This world it spurns

Hope lies beyond
High in the heavens above
A continuous fount of life
God’s river of love

Loving arms of comfort
Sweet prayers from thine lips
Peace for the moment
Grief stands eclipsed

Through mercy and grace
The pain subsides
Where once heartache dwelled
Now joy resides

Let it Go!! Trust!!

The steadfast of mind You will keep in perfect peace,
Because he trusts in You. Trust in the LORD forever,
For in GOD the LORD, we have an everlasting Rock.
~ Isaiah 26:3-4

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Be anxious for nothing, but in everything
by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving
let your requests be made known to God.
And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension,
will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
~ Philippians 4:6-7

In times where your mind wanders and you feel your thoughts drifting to negativity or areas of darkness and fear, bring them captive to the Lord. Bring them into His presence, surrendering them, and letting God bring you back to His light and peace. Yes, this is a hard process, but the more frequently you do it, the easier it becomes. When you give it all to God, He promises to bring you peace and comfort, to lead you in the path everlasting. That doesn’t mean the pain will go away or the circumstances will change in an instant, but it does mean that God will be with you through them, reminding you that He is bigger than anything you may face, that He is stronger than the challenges, that He knows the direction you must go to achieve His perfection! Let go and let God! All my love, and as you go through your day, may you find your heart and mind focused on the glory and beauty of God!

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For to us a child is born, to us a son is given,
and the government will be on his shoulders.
And he will be called Wonderful Counselor,
Mighty God, Everlasting Father,
Prince of Peace.
~ Isaiah 9:6

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And the peace of God
Which transcends understanding
Comes through Jesus Christ

Sails of My Soul

That we should no longer be like infants,
Tossed to and fro and carried about on every wind of doctrine,
By the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting,
But speaking truth in love may grow up into him who is the head, Christ.
~ Ephesians 4:14-15 ~

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Sails of My Soul

Lead me over uncharted waters
Steady my course as I go
Let loose the ropes of burden
Prepare the masts of my heart
Lower the boom of inspiration
Hoist the sails of my soul
Focus my mind on the horizon
Carry me on the wings of the wind
Lead me not into the abyss
Guide me on gentle waters
Prepare me for the storms
Shelter me from the crashing waves
Let me not go adrift
Nor lose my bearings at sea
Be my lighthouse in the darkness
Be my compass when I wander
Keep me anchored to you O Lord

Tides of Love

“For the mountains may be removed and the hills may shake,
But My loving kindness will not be removed from you,
And My covenant of peace will not be shaken,”
Says the LORD who has compassion on you.

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Tides of Love

Tides will ebb and flow

Emotions will come and go

But God’s love and comfort

Run deeper than any ocean floor

He is with Us

No matter what, God is with us.  He is with us when we are weak, helping us find our way.  He is with us in our mistakes, helping us make things right.  He is with us in our toughest circumstances, giving us hope and strength to make it through.  He is with us even when we don’t feel him or hear his voice.  He gives us grace, showers us with mercy, and wraps us in peace and comfort.

Pray, seek him, know he is with you always. God bless and keep you always! In his love ❤

Nehemiah ~ Yahweh Comforts

“I pray, LORD God of heaven, O great and awesome God.
You who keep Your covenant and mercy with those who love You and observe Your commandments…”
Nehemiah 1:5

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Nehemiah ~ Yahweh Comforts

There is comfort in the Lord
A light to show us the way
An example for the masses

Hope is wonderful
Prayer is useful and necessary
But life will not happen by hope and prayer alone

Open your eyes
Seek God in prayer
Pour your heat out to Him

Be active and involved
Prepare for the doors God will open
Be willing to trust His way

There are always obstacles
Some sent from Satan to deter
Others sent from God to test our endurance

Research and study
Find ways to adhere and grow
Rely on God’s gracious hand to grant opportunity

Build and renew
Claim God’s promises for you own
Focus on Him and give Him the glory

Ah, the freedom of the Lord!

The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me,
because the Lord has anointed me
to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
to proclaim freedom for the captives
and release from darkness for the prisoners,
to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor
and the day of vengeance of our God,
to comfort all who mourn,
and provide for those who grieve in Zion—
to bestow on them a crown of beauty
instead of ashes,
the oil of joy
instead of mourning,
and a garment of praise
instead of a spirit of despair.
They will be called oaks of righteousness,
a planting of the Lord
for the display of his splendor.
Isaiah 61:1-3

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Thank you Lord for your everlasting love! Thank you for your spirit that guides, inspires, renew, and breathes life into the darkness of our hearts and minds. May we remember you are our first love. You are our freedom from the shackles of this world. You are our hope for a future. You are our light in the darkness. You are our Creator, our Lover, our Father, our Friend, our King, and our heart’s desire! Help us to hold onto you always, living each day for you and you alone!

Life Gone Awry

Now may our Lord Jesus Christ Himself, and our God and father,
who has loved us and given us everlasting consolation and good hope by grace, comfort your hearts
and establish you in every good word and work.  ~ 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17

Life Gone Awry

It is amazing the little things that affect you
The way something so subtle can determine your path in life
As a child it is the small things that matter most
The simple things that guide your thoughts

These things impact you in ways often unseen
You live life blindly and wonder why you do the things you do
Sometimes these things cause you to turn against yourself
Destroying you from within, devouring your very soul

Trust is such a small word yet so strong
You were created to trust others for your survival
As you grow that trust is often discarded by those you love most
Leading you into disastrous habits and relationships as an adult

Breaking trust and God-given boundaries leads to turmoil
When you cannot trust, you hide within the hallways of your mind
Avoiding others or only giving them what they want to see
Slowly losing who you are and any identity you were clinging to

When the very thought of yourself is nonexistent you lose touch
Losing your ability to feel your emotions and experience love
Most of all you lose an intimacy with someone who is beyond compare
He gets lost in the crevices of your pain and self contempt

When finally you sink into the miry pit of despair you can only reach up
Seeking answers to the sadness, hurt, and longing that resides in your heart
What you find is that compassionate someone who was with you all along
He felt your pain, was angry when you were hurt, and has a hopeful future for you

God was, is and always will be with you
No matter how dark your life seems, He stands next to you, holding you in His strength
He loves you, cheers for you, and longs for you to know His gentle peace
He wants to guide you through your pain and help you feel love again

When you have hit rock bottom with nowhere else to go
All you need do is call His name and He will bring you hope
He will cover you with His grace and shelter you in the shadow of His wing
Most of all God will lift your soul, bringing you closer to Him, helping you trust again

Hope in a Shattered World

As for God, his way is perfect, the word of the LORD is flawless.
He is a shield for all who take refuge in him.  ~ 2 Chronicles 22:31

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Hope in a Shattered World

With God at your side
Your soul can rest in His peace
He purges your sins
Making you pure as snow-white fleece

His holy words fill your hearts
Comforting your worldly fears
When life hurts and betrays
He lovingly wipes away your tears

God is a pure perfection
Beauty in its rarest form
With the slightest touch
He creates life and calms its raging storms

Through His love and sacrifice
He breaths hope into your shattered world
Pulling you out of the darkness
Letting His perfect plan unfold