The Father's LoveI lie here on the cold floor
Darkness is my only companion
Depression hits like a tidal wave
Live seems so pointless
Death will always be knocking at my door
And sometimes I want to answer it
But instead I shoot up a silent prayer
I'll hope to a God if he's up there
Maybe He can rescue me
Maybe, just maybe, He will hear my cry
Maybe, just maybe, He'll see my pitiable state
And while I lie here crying I feel something
A warmth consumes my body
I feel a peace come over my soul
I fall into the love of the Father
He wraps His arms of love around me
And somehow I think I might be able to make it
The dark suddenly does seem so black
The floor doesn't feel quite so cold
And life seems like it may be worth living
In this moment of peace, I gain strength
I rise to my feet and move towards the door
The outside world will try and crush me
It will beat me down and bruise me
But I know that someone cares
And maybe, just maybe, that will be enough to get me through this life.
If God is love why is there suffering in the worldBelievers and non-believers have asked this same question.If God is love why is there suffering in the world2 years ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
It’s like a way to blame God for all that is happening all around the world. To have an excuse to not believe, or to disobey.
I recently read someone’s conversation in the internet about this topic and that inspired me to write this.
If you want to mix God’s love and suffering. First you have to ask yourself “why is there suffering?”
Why is there suffering in the world?
Because sin ruined a perfect creation.
Sin is the transgression of the law (1 John 3:4). When we break God’s law, we turn our backs to Him. When Adam and Eve sinned they threw away their perfection and embraced imperfection. Our relationship with the creator was damaged; and we were separated from Him (Isaiah 59:2).
The law reflects the character of God; therefore if you act against the law you act against God Himself.
The law of God is1: eternal, good, just, righteous, pure, perfect, truth, peace, honorable,
Word of GodHebrews 4:12Word of God2 years ago in Personal More Like This
12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
Let God prepare you to face the world. God's word can live through you. God wants us to be God seeking people. He wants us trusting Him and doing His will through His Son Jesus Christ. Seek God's direction through the Holy Spirit. Jesus said He would send us a helper and all we have to do is trust in Him and live our life in God's word seek His glory through Jesus. Great is our God who sent us a savior and forgives us of our sins. Thank you lord Jesus for what you did and let us be more like you.
15 "If you love me, you will keep my commandments. 16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper,[f] to be with you forever, 17 even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither s
Godly Relationships 1: Choices About DatingThe choices you make will determine the quality and direction of your life. And that includes all the choices you make about your dating life. As an informed citizen of the 21st century, you have every reason to make wise choices. But sometimes, when the pressure of the dating world threaten to grind you up and spit you out, you may feel tempted to make decisions that are displeasing to God. When you do you'll suffer in more ways than you can imagine.Godly Relationships 1: Choices About Dating2 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
So, as you pause to consider the kind of Christian you are-and the kind of Christian you want to become-ask yourself whether you're sitting on the fence or standing in the light. And then, if you sincerely want to follow in the footsteps of the One from Galilee, make choices that are pleasing to him. He deserves no less... and neither, for that matter, do you.
I Found GodI did not find God in a church building.I Found God1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
I found him in my lowest point
I did not find him in Sunday school
I found him when I needed his grace
I did not find him as I lived a "perfect" life
I found him when I hated myself
I found him in my imperfections
I found him when I failed over and over
I found him when I screamed at him and asked him why
Because it was then that I discovered his love
When I could no longer ask forgiveness
I discovered that he forgave me
When I knew I was no longer fit to be his child
I realized that I was made perfect
You see, I learned about God in church, but I met him in the shattered remains of my life
When he was willing to love me still
When he was willing to claim me as his own
When he saw me as perfect
That was when I found God
WorthlessLay down, silly little boyWorthless2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Close your eyes, foolish child
Did you really feel special?
Did you truly think, you were different?
Stand up, silly little toy
Open your eyes, troublesome gnat
Look into the shattered mirror
Watch the salty rain run wild
Do you see silly, little, tool?
With your hideous eyes, stupid kid
Your worth has burnt in fire
See the pathetic pile of ash?
Such a smart, silly, little brat
Such an understanding, foolish, rat
You can see your end is near
Why not speed things up;
Silly, little, boy?
Honest PsychiatristNormal, your brain is not.Honest Psychiatrist2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Take a guess at what you got.
It's needed for your medication.
Label shouldn't cause frustration.
Guess at what pill to take.
So many that they make.
Don't know about your brain.
Could make you more insane.
Effects are usually small.
You may have none at all.
We warn just so you know,
Your pain may just grow.
Your brain isn't fried.
Just another to be tried.
Patience is what I need.
I promise it isn't greed.
So here's another pill.
Maybe now you won't be ill.
My SociopathMy sociopath.My Sociopath2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
People are just a means,
To achieve your goals.
You don't really care.
It's all pretend.
I wonder if they can tell?
But I'm different.
I'm your love,
Even if I don't love you,
Even if I can't love you.
You will protect me,
And care for me,
And I will show you kindness.
I will act as if I care,
Because you make me happy.
Your manipulations will get you far,
TeachTeach how to read, not what to read.Teach2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Teach how to speak, not what to say.
Teach how to love, not who to love.
Teach how to think, not what to think.
Teach how to be, not who to be.
Teach how to listen, not what to listen to.
Teach how to stand, not what to stand for.
Teach how to write, not what to write.
Teach how to admire, not what to admire.
Teach how to fight, not who to fight.
Teach how to laugh, not what to laugh at.
Teach how to question, not what to question.
Teach how to accept, not what to accept.
Teach how to succeed, not what to succeed in.
Teach how to follow, not who to follow.
© Rocio Belinda Mendez
Say NoHis words sound sweet,Say No3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
his touch makes you shiver,
his kisses go deeper
than your skin.
I see you want more,
you're ready to give in -
please tell him:
'cause you're worth more than that,
more than a hasty night or two.
You're more than your body -
does he care for your soul?
Please tell him:
and don't settle for less,
less than true commitment and love.
Your body is precious -
but would he pay the price?
Please tell him:
to the man to whom
you're just temporary
to the man whose love
lasts only a moment
and all too soon is gone.
to the man who's not willing
to pay the price you're worth,
for you are worth
his life, his death,
His words may sound sweet,
but he'll say them to another.
His touch makes you shiver -
tomorrow, someone else.
His kisses go deep
but not deep enough
for though you want more
how can you find satisfaction
in temporary love,
God's instructionsJames 1:5 If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.God's instructions2 years ago in Personal More Like This
God's wisdom is complete and there is no errors in his judgment. The way to know God's instructions is to know his Word.
Will we listen?Philippians 2:13 for it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasureWill we listen?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
We cannot find direction from God if we do not seek His Word. Let the Holy Spirit work in you through God's word. When you read God's Word, ask yourself what it tells you about God. Pray, praise God for who he is, and ask Him how you should become more like him. We must search out God's plans and priorities and let them guide our decisions and our path through His word and allowing the Holy Spirit to work in us. He has left a way for Him to speak to us, will we listen?
God made us one1 Corinthians 12:24-26 (NKJV)God made us one2 years ago in Personal More Like This
24 but our presentable parts have no need. But God composed the body, having given greater honor to that part which lacks it, 25 that there should be no schism in the body, but that the members should have the same care for one another. 26 And if one member suffers, all the members suffer with it; or if one member is honored, all the members rejoice with it.
God made us one in the body of Christ. When we came to know our savior, we also became one with each other through Christ Jesus. Now we stand together in Christ Jesus allowing Him to work through us and depending on Him to work His will through each one of us working together in God's plans. When one hurts, we all should hurt and when one rejoices, we all should rejoice. Lord help us to let the Holy Spirit lead us and show us how to be one in you. Lord give us a heart that wants to live for you and let your light shine in us for all to see.
Eyes That Watch MeEyes that watch me,Eyes That Watch Me3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
eyes that don't.
Eyes that follow me,
eyes that won't.
Eyes in my family and
eyes in my friends.
Eyes in nature that
never seem to end.
Eyes that watch every move I make,
every breath I take,
every word I utter and mutter and stutter.
Eyes that judge me, love me and hate me;
Eyes that fear me, loathe me, pity me;
Eyes that want to be me and curse me for existing.
But the eyes that watch me the most,
always the most critical,
are the eyes that
Herodias: Who Are YouWho are youHerodias: Who Are You2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
to tell me what to do?
Who are you
Who are you
to think you know better,
to think you can save me,
to think I'd ever change my ways?
You say repent -
You say God cares -
You say it's a warning -
I'm warning you.
You have a big mouth -
I'll silence it.
See what your God does now.
Who are you
to think you can stop God
by silencing voices you do not like?
Who are you
to think you know better
than the One who made you
for better things than this?
Who are you
to think your choices right,
blind to the fact
that they're destroying you,
defacing what God meant you to be?
Who are you
to turn your back
and reject the One who loves you?
Don't you see
what you view as attack
is Love reaching out
and calling you back?
HiddenYou doubt meHidden2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
cast me to the back of your thoughts
I dont want to be here
i want to be out in the open!
I want to be shared with the world!
because of the others words
you keep me hidden...
and whenever i show my face
trying to show you who you really are
you deny me
And shout those awful words
ever scaring words...
I guess i'll just stay here
waiting in the darkness until you're ready
continue to live the lie
continue to repress me
continue to deny me
I cannot fight it anymore
i cannot stop you
What is going on?
Godly Relationships 87: Fear of GodDo you possess a healthy, fearful respect for God's power? Hopefully so. After all, the lesson from the Book of Proverbs is clear: "The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction" (1:7 NKJV). Yet, you live in a world that often ignores the role that God plays in shaping the affairs of mankind. You live in a world where too many people consider it "unfashionable" or "unseemly" to discuss the fear of God. Don't count yourself among their number.Godly Relationships 87: Fear of God2 years ago in Editorial More Like This
God maintains absolute sovereignty over His creation, and His power is beyond comprehension. As believers, we must cultivate a sincere respect for God's awesome power. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge. So today, as you face the realities of everyday life, remember this: until you acquire a healthy respectful fear of God's power, your education is incomplete, and so is your faith.
Battle in my MindEat.Battle in my Mind2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Take it easy.
Work out until you pass out.
Get help.Tell someone.
Keep it a secret. It's only for you and me.
Why won't you listen?
They don't understand.
Let me help you.
You don't understand.
I love you..
A Life in LettersA is for Art, my greatest form of expression.A Life in Letters2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
B is for Beauty, a little of it can be found just about anywhere.
C is for Clarity, of which I hope to keep in my life.
D is for Dreams, which I will work to accomplish.
E is for Everything, which all connects to each other in some way.
F is for Freedom, given to me through Jesus Christ.
G is for God, who brought Jesus to us.
H is for Happiness, desperately needed in the world.
I is for Imagination, I couldn't imagine a world without it.
J is for Joy, which comes from having all the things mentioned above.
K is for Kings, because we were all called to be Kings and Queens.
L is for love, my reason for being and a driving force like no other.
M is for Moving, continue to move forward, don't look back.
N is for Never, never giving up.
O is for Obstacles, they will always be there, overcome them!
P is for Perseverance, be persistent a
Do you trust?Do you trust?Do you trust?2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
The future looks
Big and scary
It can be tomorrow,
Or even years
It could be a decision with:
Marriage, friendship, career,
Where to live or anything else
Nothing is too small
Or too big
He may not
What to do in the next year
But He is a lamp
To your feet
And will show us the next step
Wait on the Lord
Trust in Him
He knows what to do
He has all the steps planned
Do you trust Him enough
Search with all
That you are
And you will find Him
Even if you fall
Get up again,
Trust, and follow Him
For He loves you
And has the best for you
More than you can imagine
UntitledI like to lift others up because I know how awful it feels to be downUntitled2 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
Who I am in ChristI am accepted by Christ. "Christ accepted you so you should accept each other, which will bring glory to God." Romans 15:7Who I am in Christ2 years ago in Profiles More Like This
God loves me and has chosen me. "God loves you and we know he has chosen you." 1 Thessalonians 1:4
I am a child of God. "But all who did accept him and believe in him he gave the right to become children of God." John 1:12
As a Child of God, I am an heir with Christ. "If we are God's children, we will receive blessings from God together with Christ. But we must suffer as Christ suffered so that we will have glory as Christ has glory." Romans 8:17
I am a friend of Jesus. "I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know what his master is doing. But I call you friends because I have made know to you everything I have heard from my Father." John 15:15
"If anyone belongs to Christ, there is a new creation. The old things have gone; everything is made new!" 2 Corinthians 5:17
I am no longer a slave but a child of an heir. "So now you are not a slave; you
Calling All ArtistsWe all get down on our slumpsCalling All Artists2 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
From people who have
No clue on how to treat the other
We all cry for a while
Then we realize
And ask ourselves
Why should we cry tears
For those who don't deserve
Even rain drops
They were lessons
In our lives
They may call us names
But we'll never fall to their will
Every now and then
People pick on our talents
only because they're jealous
And want it
They want to have something unique
So they try to steal it from us
Claiming it is all them
No help at all
God has given you each
A talent you need to awake!
To the bullies and trolls
Quit to trying to pick on others
And sharpen your personality
For the better!
Would you like it if someone
Bullied you to the point where
You implode from the inside?
Artists of all kind
I dare you to drop your means of art on the desk
Raise your hands to the sky
Remembering the Original Artist
And first Corinthians 10 verse 13
Whatever walls He draws in front of us
I guarantee He's already sketched
A floor plan for our escape
I write...I write...I write...2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I write because it seems this keyboard and these letters are the only ones that understand me.
I write because I need someone to talk to.
I write because no one else cares to listen.
I bleed my feelings onto these pages because I don't know what else to do.
I write because I need a release of emotion.
When I write tears often fall.
I write when I need to figure things out.
I write to give myself a place to vent without judgement.
Sure, you may judge anyways but, I'd never know.
Not like if I was standing in front of you or talking to you on the phone and things got akward or you suddenly had to go.
Not that you would take the time to listen if I was, no one has.
I have even been to therapists that get PAID to listen, it seems they can't be bothered either.
Mistaking my words, twisting them or not even hearing them at all.
So I write.
It's the only thing I have.
It's the only way to share my voice.
Then YOU can choose to read it or not.
For anyone out there feeling a
Godly Relationships 91: PessimismPessimism and Christianity don't mix. Why? Because Christians have every reason to be optimistic about life here on earth and life eternal. As C.H. Spurgeon observed, "Our hope in Christ for the future is the mainstream of our joy." But sometimes, we fall prey to worry, frustration, anxiety, or sheer exhaustion, and our hearts become heavy. What's needed is plenty of rest, a large dose of perspective, and God's healing touch.Godly Relationships 91: Pessimism2 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
Today, make a promise to yourself and keep it: vow to be a hope-filled Christian. Think optimistically about your life, your family, your future, and your friends. Trust your hopes, not your fears. Take time to celebrate God's glorious creation. And then, when you've filled your heart with hope and gladness, share your optimism with your friends and loved ones. They'll be better for it, and so will you.