Not Alone

A woman cries

On the shore

Of a beach.

Her tears

Roll off her cheeks

And land on the sand,

Seeping into the grains.

Waves roll up

Onto the shore

As the woman weeps

Over the pain that she feels.

 

She does not weep alone.

 

A man stands

On the edge of a bridge,

His tie flapping wildly

In the wind.

He weeps

Where he stands,

Regret filling his mind

And heart

For what he has done.

He wishes he could take back

The things he did,

But he feels that it’s too late

And the only way now

Is to end it all.

 

He does not weep alone.

 

A man walks up

To the girl on the beach.

He weeps with her.

He knows the pain

That she feels.

 

He picks her up.

He embraces her.

He shows her

That she does not

Have to suffer alone,

And he takes her pain

From her

And points her forward

To the future.

 

A man comes out

Onto the bridge

And holds the guy

Standing on the edge.

He weeps with him.

He knows the pain

That He feels.

 

He holds the guy

And walks back

From the ledge.

He shows him

That he does not

Have to suffer alone,

And he takes the pain

From him

And points him forward

To the future.

 

We are never alone.

There is always

Someone there for us.

They know how we feel.

They know what to do.

They know how to take away

All the pain.

We just need

To let them in,

And look to the future.

Purified

I’ve done nothing

To deserve this gift

That you have given.

 

A life was traded for mine,

Yet I kick dirt

In the face of the one

Who made the sacrifice

For me

Every day.

 

I’ve done nothing

To deserve this gift,

Yet you give it anyway

Because you love me.

 

You look inside

And you see the good,

Whilst I see the filth

That perverts my mind.

 

What I do

Causes you pain.

Now you take from me

The things I use to hurt you.

No more will they do damage

And no longer will they reside

Where they can do harm.

 

You give me your armour

So you can protect me

From the things that will invade.

 

I will no longer reside

In the place of temptation

But take up your weapon

And fight the good fight

What You Do for Me (Psalm 23)

I am a lost soul

That needs guidance.

You are my guide.

 

As a human

Of your creation

I have wants and needs.

You fulfil them all.

 

At times, I require rest

In peaceful surrounds

To regain my strength.

You lead me there,

And make sure I rest.

 

As my soul grows weak,

You make it like new.

As I seek direction,

You light my way.

 

As my journey grows dangerous

And the tides become dark,

I will not be afraid.

You are there with me,

Fending off

Whatever may hurt me,

And keeping me calm

And still.

 

On the way

Through the storms,

You allow me to sit

In the presence of those

Who wish to do me harm.

 

You mark me as your own,

And fill me

So that I may give

To those I meet.

Throughout my life

Wherever I go

You will follow.

I will be in your shelter

Forever.

 

Surrender

The act of surrender

Is often the hardest thing.

The idea of giving

Everything we have

Over to someone else

To do with what they will,

Goes against

Our human nature.

 

One thing that God

Wants us to do

Is to go against

Human nature,

Give everything to him

And let him take control.

 

If we surrender

Ourselves to God,

He can then do

Incredible things

In our lives,

As he always has

Our best interests

At heart.

 

We are his children,

Whom he cares for

So much

That he sent his son

To die

For our sins.

If he is willing

To do that

For us,

Imagine how great

He can make

Our lives

If we surrender

To him

And give him

Complete control

Of our lives.

 

We should not fear

What he wants to do

We should embrace it

And surrender

All we have

To him.

Belief

The day I stop standing

For what I believe in,

Is the day

That I stop believing.

 

The day I stop caring

About those around me,

And feel nothing inside

While only caring

About myself and my needs,

Is the day

That I stop believing.

 

The day the devil stops

Trying to make these things happen,

Is the day that Jesus

Comes and makes all things

Right in this world.

 

We must stay strong

In this life

And resist all temptation.

We must never

Let the devil win

In his sinful plight.

 

Lord God I pray,

Continue to give me strength

So I never see the day

That I stop believing.

My Words Aren’t Enough

Lord God,

My words can’t express

All my true feelings

For you.

I just wish that they could

So I could show them to the world

And use them

To paint this sky all over,

Different colours of the rainbow

And a few other shades too.

 

Red for the love

That I feel towards you,

White for the peace

That comes from within you,

Yellow for your light

That stretches across the globe

And green for the jealousy

That you feel for me.

 

Lord God,

I live to serve you,

And I live to please you.

Forgive me for my sins

As I know they displease you.

Christ shed his blood for me

As the ultimate sacrifice,

And I feel ashamed

Every time I do wrong by you.

Even then

You still love me,

And I love you too

But I feel undeserving

And nowhere near worthy

Of such great love.

 

And yet…

You saved me from a life

That truly was hell

And answered the prayers

Of my dear Grandma.

So I give my life to you

As payment to you

As I feel that I’m

In debt to you,

Even though I shouldn’t feel

That way.

 

Great Adonai,

You are my hero

And my saviour.

You are my great commander

And my best friend too.

I just wish my words

Could express

All of my feelings

Towards you,

So I could tell the world

How great

You truly are.

After Jesus’ Resurrection

I bowed down before the risen lord Jesus Christ. I grovelled at his feet, crying. “Forgive me lord, forgive me.” I looked up at him, tears streaming down my face. “I’m sorry lord. I’m sorry that this happened. I’m sorry that this had to happen.”

He looked down at me and said, “Get up.”

I rose to my feet, and stood face to face with him. Then he took me into his warm embrace. I wept on his shoulder, and he said, “All is forgiven. Leave your sin in the tomb, and live for me.”

The challenge now is to leave the sin in the tomb for good.