The other night I was feeling a bit blue and I made a choice in the midst of that feeling. I decided I would talk to God rather than give in to my feelings. What came out was a a mix of poetry and scripture. I went to bed that night resting in God's truth, all because I chose something different than usual, here it is :)
you gave me the cry of the seagulls to comfort my loneliness, the beauty of palm trees to fill me with peace. you wrap me in love at the sound of the waves and the warmth of the sun to feel joy and safety.
I am not alone, you my God, are with me always. You have gone before me, anointing my way. Your message is hope and love and peace - because you see my fears and loneliness you call me away from them - and your perfect love casts them out.
My loneliness disappears because you are with me. I no longer run away from you but toward you. You are truly all I need.
You bless me with joy, comfort and strength to live for you, because you Lord are for me not against me. Your yoke is easy and your burden is light. If I would but surrender completely - my way is made secure. Whom shall I fear?
You made me to love and be loved - to find love in you - to rest on your peaceful shores and arise - I am blessed. I am my beloveds and he is mine, his banner over me is love!
I am not condemned, judged or unwanted. I am welcomed into the safety of your open arms. peace I find, joy I walk away with - love and light comes with me, because you Lord are the source of all good things. You never leave me, surely you are by my side for all my days. Goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, for you are my King and I am your child. Your Word would not say this if it were not so. I am learning to trust you, my hope is rest-secured in you and you alone. Forever.
This is where faith and life collide: The Holy Spirit is moving! God loves you and it's my hope you will hear His voice calling you through the words I believe He's given me.