For many years I wrote inspirational verse. I seem to have lost most of them but today I was cleaning up and discovered these. Maybe there is someone reading here who needs the encouragement and comfort right now.
I seem to have lost this creative gift temporarily. I need to stir it up once more.
Today I cannot see your hands,
Today your hands seem far away,
But I know your word says;
That you uphold the fallen with your hand,
So today from this place of pain and fear,
With hope, yet trembling for the pain to come,
I give myself into your hands.
I trust that you are there,
Being child-like in this trust,
Believing in your word.
I don’t just yield myself into your hands,
But with all my heart, my mind, my soul,
I trust the hands I cannot see,.
I trust the hands I cannot feel,
And I believe that in your hands
All will be made right.
Just walk that path I have chosen for you my child,
I have fullness of joy waiting for you,
A place of life and light,
Joy and gladness,
Serving and loving;
But first you must tread the dusty way,
The way of weariness and tears.
This is the path I have chosen for you,
Do not despair,
Do not be lonely for I am with you;
I am always your friend to guide,
Strengthen and comfort;
Do not feel condemned or rejected,
For I, the Lord have chosen this path.
My purpose is deep within your spirit,
I would not have called you to walk such a path,
If I did not deeply love you,
And know you better than you know yourself,
So trust me, my child.
Your praise and your thanks in the midst of tears,
Are a precious melody,
Encourage that melody my child,
It is a sweet perfume to me,
Like the alabaster box of precious ointment.
Oh, anoint my feet with your praise,
Praise mingled with tears my child,
Is not embarrassing to me,
For I know the heart.
Let me work my will in your life,
For I have precious jewels for you,
I desire to polish them,
To make them glow,
To reveal their beauty;
But I need your permission to work.
Don’t resist me my child,
Tears from the heart are my gift,
Trust me and no harm will befall.
You are in a hard and difficult place,
I am not unmindful of your struggle;
I am with you in this place,
Nothing is too hard for me,
And I will not forsake you.
You do not know the path before,
But I have been there first;
Not only am I with you now,
But I have been before you,
Every footstep has a place prepared;
Be confident that I am with you,
And have prepared a place,
So every step you take,
Will find the place prepared by me.
Be not anxious or afraid,
I understand your nervousness,
I am with you to guide,
I am with you to lead;
The tangled web is not a mystery to me,
For I am your God, your shelter,
I am your protector, and your strength.
For I will lead you through,
The path is plain before me,
The steps, each one,
Have been prepared by me,
All I ask is that you trust me.
I understand your fears,
Your discomfort in the darkness,
I understand your need, your desire,
To walk only where you can clearly see,
I understand your reluctance
To walk in this darkness,
But I will be your light.
The only way to overcome your fears,
Your dread, your nervousness,
Is to keep your eyes fixed on me,
For I alone am the light,
The lamp which guides you.
I'm sorry the random selection of photos is not more attune to the poems. I have 'flu brain. The Carb Conquest Cruise is delayed and I'm not too happy about that.