HEALING BROKEN HEARTS AND WOUNDED SOULS

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My Easter fever

It’s a season for me to reflect,

To look back and reflect on the distance we have covered together,

Since that day You took me by the hand

And showed me there is more to life than pain and shame.

Gentle Lord and Savior,

I’m so blessed to be yours, and for ever,

I pledge my eternal allegiance and loyalty,

My love and submission to your will.

But there will be days when it seems hard to take the narrow road,

Yet you have promised never to leave me nor forsake me,

With this promise I look to future with hope,

For faithful are You to bring me home save to you.

 

Thank you

Thank you for depriving me

You have taught me to seek and to find

Thank you for rejecting me

It has taught me to love me

Thank you for ostracizing me

It has taught me to like my own company

Thank you for victimizing me

It has taught me to fight back like a lioness

Thank you for despising me

It has put in me the thirst for achievement

Thank you for silencing me

I have become a voice for the voiceless

Thank you for the wounds you inflicted in me

I have become a healer of wounded souls; and I love it.

What you meant for evil

The Lord has turned for my good.

Thank you.

When you can’t trust anyone anymore, not even yourself

Did you ever find yourself in a situation where you couldn’t even trust yourself let alone another person?

Did you ever find yourself in a situation where God’s WORD became your sole friend, fan and fortifier, yet you didn’t even know if it’s God speaking?

Have you ever had so many divergent views on the same issue that you became stark raving confused?

I’ve been there. Below is a prayer I wrote to God some time ago. You may find some aspects of it very similar to what you have experienced at some time in your own walk with God.

Permit me to be a little transparent here. Be edified as you read.

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Lord, from day one I have prayed to you asking that if this thing is not from you then let it end and let us part ways. I have told you to take it away from me if it is not your will for me.

The more I prayed the more it is growing. So who is answering me now, You, my emotions or the devil?

Will you give me a stone if I ask for bread? A snake if I ask for fish? A scorpion if I ask for an egg?

Will you let grow that which is supposed to die?

Lord, how else am I supposed to pray? Please Daddy, if this is a trial, a test, let me pass it now for good.

Why must I suffer so much? Daddy, you see my heart. You know I love you and will willingly follow your leading when I’m sure it is you leading.

Why the divergent views Lord? Who is right and who is wrong? Are my emotions tricking me? Then help me out Lord.

Will satan fight against satan? If this relationship is from satan, then why is satan fighting it also?

Lord Jesus did you not say that satan won’t fight himself or he’ll fail?

Lord, is this your character? That I ask of you to take it away if it’s not from you and you rather make it grow the more? Will you do that to me Daddy? Why will you do that?

Do you take pleasure in afflicting your dear daughter? Will you also hide the truth from me?

If you do not tell me the truth, who will?

Lord, if I’m being deceived, show it to me.

If I’m living in self-deception show it to me.

If the devil is tricking me show it to me.

If you are talking and I’m not getting you show it to me.

For the sake of your Name and Kingdom tell me the truth Lord.

 

Too Hot to Handle

The other day I was reading a story found in the book of 1 Samuel chapter 5 from verses 1-12. It’s funny, yet very interesting and insightful.

The Philistines had defeated Israel in a war and had taken away the Ark of the Covenant of God which was an express symbol of God’s presence in their camp. The enemy is proud and confident of having deprived the Hebrews of their God. They will be able to beat them hands down in subsequent battles.

But then, they get a major surprise. They’ve just treaded on dangerous grounds. They’ve walked into a trap.

Before long the Lord begins to afflict the Philistines with painful and ugly tumors. Their land is infested with mice. They then remember that they’ve made the same mistake Pharaoh had made many years before.

When they become helpless they decide to return the Ark to its place; and not without a trespass offering.

What really made me laugh was the fact that each city where the Ark of God was sent to in the land of the Philistines, there was wailing and mourning. “They have brought the Ark of the God of the Hebrews to afflict us as He afflicted Pharaoh in Egypt…”

  • Beloved in the Lord, this is how the presence of God in our lives should afflict the enemy.
  • No devil should feel comfortable when a child of God walks into the room.
  • The presence of God in our lives should inspire awe in those who do not yet know Him and bring them on their knees in worship.
  • Because of your presence in that office, the fear of God should slowly take over the place.
  • Men of evil intentions should dread having you in their midst.
  • When they wrong you, they should be afflicted with holy guilt and then repent (a trespass offering).

I love the presence of God…and you?

My supreme love

Thou O Lord art my supreme Love

No other can I love like thee

Thy love for me knows no bounds

And states no condition for me to reach

Whether I’m weary, whether I’m sore

Thou lovest me just the same

With thee I fear no break-up or divorce

For when I’m unworthy thou lovest even more

Give me a heart to love thee forever

For when all else fails to keep the promise

Thy unfailing love for me becomes my refuge.

Thank you Lord

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Thank you Lord for always receiving us back with open arms

You never chase us away in anger when we come back to you

With bleeding wounds and festering ones

Even those wounds you did warn us about

Thank you Daddy, for your patience towards us.

The hardest part of Christianity: Living the crucified life

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If I’m sharing this, it’s not because I’ve crossed the finished line and can now turn around and mentor those who are still behind. I still have my own struggles in this area; but as I learn, I share to bless others.

What does it mean to live the crucified life?

  • Putting God first in everything I do. Not seeking my own pleasure first, but seeking to please Him first.
  • Always seeking to know what He desires and wants me to do in each situation.
  • Willingness to suffer rejection, humiliation, persecution and pain for His sake.
  • The willingness to accept His will even at my own inconvenience.
  • Acceptance that my own wishes, desires, will and pleasure are valid only if He validates them.
  • Refusal to take the glory for any victory won, but giving all the glory to Him.
  • The ability to say “Thy will be done”, from the very bottom of my heart.

Folks, this is the hardest part of Christianity and those who have attained to it receive of His spirit without measure.

May the Lord Himself help us to attain to such full stature so that we can indeed be His ambassadors on the earth.

“Lord, this is not what I asked for”.

I asked for a neat and orderly man;

You just gave me an untidy one who scatters where I gather.

Yes my daughter, that’s why you grew up amidst five male siblings;

I’ve been grooming you for this very thing.

I asked for a slim girl with no spot on the skin;

You just gave me a fat and spotted leopard.

Ooh, indeed my little boy;

Why do you think I gave you all that money?

Spend some on her and you’ll get your desired result.

My blessing may come in a package you do not desire

But always remember, beneath lies your desire.

When darkness reaches out for my soul…

When darkness like an invisible hand

Reaches out for my soul

When I cry for help

But my agony seems to fall

Very so often on deaf ears

Or ears that know not how to handle

When I feel like giving up on life itself

Because the road seems too dark and lonesome

And none but me tread such slimy path,

Then I remember that my Lord knows it all

He wants me well and whole and happy

He sees each tear that wets my cheek

And treads that lonesome path with me

Though I may not see him with eyes wide open

I know He is there because He promised to be

And then I find the strength to get along

Because Daddy is right there with me and for me

I will break into a new song and praise

For though my cheeks are wet with tears

My heart is warm with love unchanging

Thank you Daddy for being there for me.

What’s wrong with being single?

I have come to believe that being single is not a problem. It is the way the society sees and interprets it that creates a problem that should not normally exist.

Why is that preacher talking as though to be single at a certain age is a curse?

Why is pastor hurriedly trying to clip people together so that they don’t remain single?

While we celebrate marriage, because God ordained it (Genesis 2:22), and because it is honorable, we must not always try to get a reason as to why so and so is not getting married.

While we strive to help people get life partners, we shouldn’t make others feel they are abnormal because they aren’t there yet; or never will be. Let’s celebrate singleness too, with Apostle Paul (1 Corinthians 7:7-8).

Help the singles valorize their singleness; don’t push them to a position where their single and most important dream is to get married.

Unmarried people are not societal misfits, no matter the reason for their singleness. The blessing of the Lord is upon them too.

Give them the respect they are due.

God cares about the motives.

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Be ambitious for the Lord, but be cautious about your motives.

When God does “dumb” things, grace is at work: part 3

 

I came from a background where I had to earn it all through hard work and good works.

Receiving God’s unmerited favor was quite an issue for me. I didn’t understand why God should just give me things, do things for me or pardon my folly without me having to do something to earn it. I always wanted to do something in return. Then one day God got tired of my wrong mindset and came up with a strategy just for me.

He let me mess up so badly and so many times that I thought “woe is me, I’m undone…I’m no good. I’m an embarrassment to you Lord; kill me so that I don’t bring more shame on you…”

I was kneeling there like a condemned criminal waiting for my sentencing. You know what? I instead heard that song “When peace like a river attendeth my soul…it is well, it is well with my soul.”

You will ask me, does God condone sin then? No! His grace is bigger than His anger.

God will suspend one of the laws for a season, for a reason and for a person so that a bigger purpose can be achieved. That does not make Him unrighteous. It makes Him sovereign and very merciful.

 

THANK YOU LORD

I thank you Lord for being alive
I am thankful for lessons learned
I am thankful for battles won
I am thankful for traps escaped
I thank you for the faith to go on
When I carefully consider it all
I see your invisible hand at work
That wrought many a miracle
To bring me this far.

I will not weep for battles lost
Or whine for wounds incurred
I will sing praises to my God
Because He did see me through.
Though weather-beaten and woe-stricken
I look to the future full of hope
For He who has promised
Faithful is He
To bring me home save to Him.

AT THE JUNCTION OF LIFE

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Come quickly Lord, I do not know where to go now

I have looked, I have searched

My eyes are slowly failing me

For I have been staring all day long

What direction do I take now Lord?

Where do I go from here?

Can you hear me dear Lord?

It’s me your baby, you know.

I stand at the crossroads…

I need direction, your own direction.

I have tried many a raod

But all seem to lead me further away from the truth.

Show me the way Lord

For your own way will lead me to you

For you are the way, the truth and the life I so desire.

Take my hand, I willingly surrender.

I’m tired of staring and hoping and getting tired,

I now turn my entire being to your direction

CHEER UP!

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Cheer up, fear not.

The Lord has not abdicated His throne.

He is still in control of the universe.

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