The pain of past hurts is still there.The hurt of rejection. The laughter and judging eyes. The isolation, feeling rejected. But you rise up in this moment dear God to remind me you were there; to remind me you are here now. You long to show me your graciousness, your love. Even when I could […]Read More Prayer Journey — Scars of Faith
In the deepest, darkest pit You were there When all abandoned me You knew my grief When I was struck You felt the pain When fear paralyzed me You were beside me When others heckled me Your words soothed me When rejected, cast aside You pulled me near When tears engulfed me You wiped them […]Read More Always by My Side
Suddenly we heard Jesus cry out in a loud voice, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” Indeed, I could not understand why God would allow such a brutal injustice.Read More At the Cross
The pain is deep It eats at my soul My heart stiffens I ache for relief My body tightens Muscles tense Tendons strain I can’t move My brain swells Turbulence within Emotions swirl A whirlwind inside Tears well up Eyes close Salt water streams Touch my lips Body crumples Folding in half Whimpers break The […]Read More Sparkles of Hope
I have found myself reciting a similar prayer when devoted followers of Christ I know have died; when friends contract terminal cancer. “Lord, these are people who have followed you; righteous people dedicated to serving you. Why?”Read More Does God Hear Our Prayers?
God has created us for a specific purpose. He has uniquely crafted us, chosen us to do his will. Our obedience, as difficult as it is at times, is essential to carrying out God’s plan — to help others find the path to salvation through Christ Jesus.Read More Please Take Away This Pain
I feel the light begin to wane Darkness knocks at my door An old acquaintance Wanting to pay me a visit . The last time you were here You crushed all my joy Took away any laughter Pulled the shades on the light . Tears well up inside of me Hopelessness seeps in My body […]Read More When Darkness Stalks Our Joy
It is that thought of separation that has often had me wondering what made Jesus weep in John 11:35. Was it his full divinity weeping over the separation of humans from God or was it his full humanity weeping over the loss of his dear friend Lazarus?Read More O Death, Where Is Your Sting?
I followed the crowd for a ways when suddenly everyone stopped. That’s when I spotted Mary bowing at the feet of a man. I asked the person next to me who Mary was bowing to and was told the man was Jesus. I had heard about this man and his miracles, but had never seen him in person.Read More So You May Believe
In the moment I thank God for each breath I take In the moment I thank God for the cooling breeze In the moment I thank God for his hand upon my life In the past I feel the pain of struggles and trauma In the past I grieve for those who are gone now […]Read More In the Moment With God