Hope

The Last Laugh (Hope for You)


He gives hope to the hopeless
Life to the lifeless
Sight to the blind

Hope


Slippery hope
Snaking horizon
Passionately pursued
Difficult to hold.

If caught...what joy!
New vision! New life!
Vitality bursts
Quenches all thirsts.

But still, in feast,
A niggling doubt,
Will wriggling hope
Abruptly leave?

Hearts afire
Often doused
When death and loss
Their loved ones cleave.

Hope cocooned
Kept for this time
Released by incisions
Fate's cuts unkind.

It splits the horizon
That dams Life from death
Floods desert eyes
With visions of bliss.

No longer slippery
Or threatened by loss
This Hope is alive
Though death exhaust.

In the Blink of an Eye

Like shade being drawn, the world disappeared,
Plunged into blackness severe, surreal,
Panic ensued as anxiety veered
Upward, invoking God's mercy to shield.
Formerly vision-filled beauty I'd glossed,
Roses and riches and unworldly wares,
Came back to haunt this detestable dross,
Spectres that hinted of light unimpaired.
Gone were the moments when wakening dawn
Lit up the pupils assembled to see
How meshing morning and meekness could spawn
An orchestral feast illumined by Thee.
But just when the last ray was softened, chinked,
I opened my eyes and found that I'd blinked.

Conviction

Conviction
Conversion
Contrition
Immersion
In Grace
Faith
Displaces
Diversions.

Discovery Avails (New Beginnings)

Discovery avails to every child,
Like a patient pedagogue, a ready repast,
A feast to fulfill the deepest foray
Of an appetite honed unseen, unlatched.

Air-filled lungs, a spank or two,
Peepers pop ope to a world awash
In color and sound and sights, all new,
Puzzles aplenty, questions unquashed.

Some journeys are brief, a day or less,
Some are quite long, some rough, some smooth,
Some are cut short on battlefields,
Some seem unfair, some lucky, some cruel.

Whatever your journey, whatever your path,
Whatever your travels as history builds,
Remember each day, when you open your eyes,
Discovery awaits, you're a child, be fulfilled.

Majesty Tapestry


Our lives are like threads
Weaving back and forth
Sometimes knotted
Sometimes spotted with painful hues
Sometimes imbued with Royal blood
Always connected.

From truth injected beyond memory
We feel the pull of unseen hands
To submit
Submerge
For a time, diverge,
Then find the place where all threads converge
In a Tapestry of Majesty.

Where is God When Things are Going Wrong?Premium Content

"For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened,
and you will be like God, knowing good and evil."
Genesis 3:5

Many of us understand that the serpent came to Eve in the Garden and tempted her to question God's Word: "Has God indeed said...?" (Genesis 3:1). However, that was only half of his line of attack. In addition to casting doubt on God's Word, the serpent called into question God's character. In essence, he said, "If you do what God forbids you to do -- eating the forbidden fruit -- you'll become equal to God. Why do you think He has forbidden you to do it? Because He doesn't want what's best for you. He wants to keep the best for Himself."

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Has God Forgotten You?Premium Content

I think that one of the most difficult words in the Bible is wait. And there are other words that are related to wait, like faith and patience. When I was growing up, one of the sayings that was bantered around was “Lord, give me patience while I stand on one foot.” For me, that wouldn’t be very long because I have absolutely no balance. But patience is a far weightier thing than we think. The English definition of patient is “bearing pains or trials calmly or without complaint” and “steadfast despite opposition, difficulty, or adversity.” So when the translators looked at the Greek words and used the word patience, these are the concepts they were thinking about.

Hebrews 6:10-12 NKJV

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Why Does God Allow Suffering?Premium Content

Do you question why a good God would allow suffering?

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Why is Life So Unfair?Premium Content

Do you ever wonder why life is so unfair?

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