Personal growth, faith, prayer, contemplation, love, oneness,, Prayer

No hope

If you are walking in darkness, without a ray of light, trust in the Lord (Isaiah 50:10; NLT).

God is with us (Isaiah 7:14; NLT).

The kingdom of God is within you (Luke 17:21; NKJV).

You are the temple of the living God (Luke 17:21; NKJV). 



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There is no sea, my Lord,
But you are here.

There is no sky, my Lord,
But you are here.

There is no light, my Lord,
But you are here.

There is no warmth, my Lord,
But you are here.

There is no love, my Lord,
But you are here.

There is no hope, my Lord,
But you are here.

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I lift my eyes

I lift my eyes to you (Psalm 123:1 NLT).

To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul (Psalm 25:1; NKJV).

The Word gave life to everything that was created (John 1:4; NLT).

There is one Lord […] who is over all and in all and living through all (Ephesians 4:5-6; NLT).

 

Lord
I lift my eyes to you,
But you are hidden
By the darkness.

I lift my eyes to you,
But you are hidden
By the sky.

I lift my eyes to you,
But you are hidden
By the mountains.

I lift my eyes to you,
But you are hidden
By the trees.

Then I lift my soul to you,
And see your Word
Revealed –

Living over, in,
And through
All you create.

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Alive

Alive

Depression haunts my days (Job 30:16; NLT).

“Is it your wisdom that makes the hawk soar and spread its wings toward the south?” (Job 39:26; NLT).

The wind blows and we are gone – as though we had never been here
(Psalm 103:16; NLT).

“The LORD brings death and makes alive” (1 Samuel 2:6; NIV).


Father,
Today, I felt alive!

I was having a great bike ride,
And then I crashed,
And a kind woman
Stopped to help me;

And I saw a sparrow-hawk,
Sitting on a step
Not ten feet away,
And we gazed at each other
For a long moment,
Until it spread its wings
And flew away;

And a friend put my chain back on,
And bandaged my knee,
And got me some water,
And gave me a hug;

And I cycled home
Against the untethered wind,
Soaring through wide blue skies
And streaming clouds
Towards your infinite, shining sea –

And for the first time ever,
I knew I was truly alive.

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