Season of Hope: His Strength is Enough

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You must think I’m strong
To give me what I’m going through

I know I’m fighting to stay on
Buy my little strength is ebbing away

Everyone expects me to be strong
But I can’t hold it in much longer

So if there’s a strength You see in me
Open my understanding, help me find it

I just want to let out a scream
Not out of faith or for fear

But to release all my emotions
All my musings and brooding

To the One who cannot be broken
So He can bind me up again

Then,
I hear Matthew West on the radio
“I can do all things
Through Christ who gives me strength
I don’t have to be strong enough”

Yes, I don’t have to be strong enough
Because His strength is enough

Poet’s notes:
I’m personally going through a season of challenges and setbacks. I’m using this series- Season of Hope to unveil my thoughts and prayers to God. Let God do as He deems fit.

Next: Season of Hope: Give Me Wisdom

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You Never Know…

You never know what’s around the corner
You might meet a dinosaur or an otter
You might bump into an old friend
That may aid your miseries to end
Or it could just be a pestering ex
Who has knackered you out with texts
If you don’t walk out there and seek
That corner will always a mystique
But if you do go round that bend
Whatever comes, you will comprehend
For the future is not always bleak
There is divine strength for the meek

Daily Prompt: Knackered

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under the blanket…

under the blanket my tears flowed all through the night…

under the blanket I found strength to move on…

under the blanket I wished I didn’t love you…

under the blanket I knew I could still love again…

under the blanket, alone in my world, I decided…

i decided to give love a second chance…

Daily Prompt:  Blanket

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All Circles…

They are all circles but different colours.
They are all round but differ in hues.
We are all humans but with different faces.
We are all living beings but differ in strengths, abilities, peculiarities and uniqueness.
The world would be a better place when we focus our energies to utilise the best of abilities for the good of mankind.

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It’s Time To Dream…

Let us,
Cast away that comfort blanket
Cast away our fears
Cast away the inundating inertia
Cast away the pain

Let us,
Step into our God given purpose
Step into our destinies
Step into our dreams and aspirations
Take a step of faith

Let us,
Embrace our inner selves
Embrace our uniqueness
Embrace our strengths
Embrace our inner zings

For,
It is time to Dream, to Desire and to Achieve.

Why,
Every idea, every project, every dream can be achieved.

Daily Prompt: Blanket

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Reflections From Life #7

Define your terrain. Know your territory.
Define your skills. Know your limits.
Maximise your strengths. Don’t be over-confident.
Control your weakness. Don’t excuse them.
Rewrite your history. Own your story.
One life to live. To dream, desire and achieve.

Daily Prompt: Territory

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Reflections From Life #5

We must know who we are and walk in it. If we are not convinced of our identity, we will be swayed by every wind of theories and hypotheses. Know your strength and weaknesses. Don’t try to copy and be like somebody else, let your inner beauty shine through and let the world love you for who you are. Some may not like you but at least, you are true to yourself.
As for me, I know that I am the daughter of the Most High God.  I Am A Child Of God.

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Alone… I Find You

Alone in the secret place under the shadow of Your wings
I find peace beyond understanding
Alone in the boundless depths of Your everlasting grace
I find mercy beyond belief
Alone in Your presence as the morning sun breaks through
I find untold treasures of joy

I am beloved of You, You are jealous for me
I am redeemed by You, You freed me for You
I was saved by You, You are a blessing to me

Alone in Your presence with my heart focused on You
I find strength, faith and love
Alone but not lonely
Alone and not afraid
Alone but not forsaken
Alone, but not despised

Alone in Your presence with my spirit united in You
Cocooned by You
I find You

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Yes, I can!

I am capable of loving
Even though I don’t feel like loving sometimes
I am capable of giving
Even though I always want to hoard
I’m capable of accomplishing
Even though I feel weak sometimes
I’m capable of helping
Even though I want to hold back
I’m capable, I’m strong, I can do it
I can achieve the impossible
I can overcome the hurdles
I can go 10 miles extra
I can live to the fullest
I can rewrite history books
I can give it a 110%
Yes, I can!

Because,
I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.
Because He lives in me, I am an overcomer
Yes, I can!

Daily Prompt: Capable

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There is a God…

Maybe you can’t let go of your past
There is a God who has already forgiven your past;
Maybe you can’t accept your present
There is a God who is always present with you;
Maybe you can’t see your future
There is a God who will give you a bright hope for the future;
Maybe your life has no meaning to you
There is a God who holds your life in His hands.

He doesn’t promise that life will be smooth,
But He promises to give you grace and strength for every phase;
If only you trust Him and release the reins of your life into His hands.
There is a God who is closer to you than your next breath.

via Daily Prompt: Maybe

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Heaven’s Host Cheers On

Heaven’s hosts cheers on
Urging brothers to press on
To stand firm for good
Overcoming evil with good
In every wile of the enemy
Resisting every enemy

Grace is sufficient
Strength is promised
Triumph is certain
Victory is assured

Though your way be sorely winding
Worldly lights around you dazzling
Fear and doubt assail your heart
To give in now is not your part
This path of faith makes you stronger
The finish line not far from yonder
Listen now and hear their song-
Heaven’s hosts cheers you on

Be Thou my Vision

“Be Thou my vision, O Lord of my heart;
Naught be all else to me, save that Thou art;
Thou my best thought, by day or by night;
Waking or sleeping, Thy presence my light”

This song is a prayer, a desire for God to be our vision. For God to be all we see. For when we lose sight of God, we see the glitters of sin beckoning our lust-filled hearts, we see the ostentatious gifts of life seducing our minds, we become consumed with all our own plans and desires, we become selfish and self-centred. We may become bitter, unforgiving, proud, stubborn and sometimes foul-mouthed.

Problems become enlarged and solutions miles away. We may become hopeless, in despair and depressed, tearful and sad, blaming everybody and anybody. We may feel like the weight of the world is on our shoulders and we focus only on the things that are wrong in our lifes. Some even attempt or do commit suicide.

But when we make God our vision, when we look unto Him who is the Author and Finisher of our faith, earth’s glooms and glitters grow dim. We see who He is and who He made us to be. When we make Him our Vision, He fills us with the desire to be more like Him, we become more loving, more hopeful, content, joyful, peaceful, spirit-filled, and all that God is. His character begins to rub off on us, we discover that we are increasing in His image from day to day.

Our problems may not go away but we discover an inner strength to keep fighting, keep hoping and to keep believing that because He lives we can face of tomorrow. We find a reason to love, to live and to be a blessing to others. Even when reasons are inexplicable, we find that love, joy and peace flows regardless.

May the good Lord be our daily vision indeed, Amen.

“Lord, help us not to lose sight of You, in our waking thoughts or when asleep; and may we become more like You as we behold Your lovely face day by day, Amen.”

In response to the daily prompt: Vision, Glitter

The Shadow of His Presence

Deep in the cove of the Almighty
Dwells the shadow of His presence

Therein we shall hide
Therein we shall abide
And with one voice we proclaim-
The Lord our Strong Tower
The Lord our Hiding place
In Him, our confidence lies
In Him, our strength is sure

Let storm rage and the tides rise
Let the sun scorch on an arid desert land
Let the thunders strike and the rains descend
Let the wind howl on winding path
Whatever life throws our way, our song will remain

In Him, our confidence lies
In Him, our strength is sure
Selah

In response to our daily post word: Shadow, Desert

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Heaven’s Beautiful Shore

Unfriendly tempests around us assail
As we sail to that Beautiful Shore
With God’s Word to lead us forth
Against each tide we will prevail

How we trust our Father’s hand
To lead His children safely home
Fear not Pilgrim, do journey on
Soon on Heaven’s Shore we shall stand

Sweet Holy Spirit give us strength
Sin does beckon with every tide
Draw us near towards Your side
Dark lusty waves are not our friend

Let heaven’s wind bear us on
May our heartfelt prayers prove our course
Each heart rejoicing with praise to God
When we stand on Heaven’s Beautiful Shore

In response to our daily post word: BeachJourney

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Where there is Life…

Life– a path of struggles that leaves you breathless, winding paths from rags to riches, from grace to grass.
Life– an endless flurries of activities from dawn to dusk, accompanied by the fleeting unstoppable time.
Life– unpredictable, erratic, impulsive and dynamic in its dealings with its earthly creatures.
Life– filled with blessings and bad days, accidents and near-misses, disappointments and disagreements, favours and flavours of circumstances.
Life– a compendium of certainties and uncertainties.
But…

Where there is life, there is hope
Where there is hope, there is a faith, there is second chance, there is optimism. Abandoned projects come alive, aspirations thrive again, opportunities avail, success is within sight, feeble knees receive strength and men dare to dream and believe again.

Where there is life, there is hope for to him that is joined to the living, there is hope. A living dog is better than a dead lion. (Ecclesiastics 9:4)

Hope

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