I have been reading the book When God Writes Your Life Story by Eric and Leslie Ludy and my soul has been yearning for this message. I realized I have been calling out to God as if He is a servant, asking for things I need, rather than asking Him to use me in His plan. It is time for me to reevaluate my life and to “clear the fog of sinful residue.” I must abide in my King so answers to questions in my life become clear.
Trust in You by Lauren Daigle
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I’m so invigorated by the passion flowing within me as I set aside time every day to read my Bible and let God speak to me as I write. I am working on a new project. I am writing poetry inspired by Bible verses. I have written 12 poems so far, with a goal of having 50 written by my birthday in March 2020.
What is your favorite Bible verse(s)? Share in the comment section and I will work it into my project!
“Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.” – Psalm 51:10
Dusted in ash,
My heart often lacks
What I need to be a worthy servant.
Create in me a clean heart,
Dust off the parts
In my soul
So that better I can know
Create in me a renewed spirit
Color me wonderfully vivid
So that I can praise
Create in me a pure soul,
So I may honor You
Wherever I go
That I can live a life that shows
A swivet is a riptide.
Panic consumes you.
How do you stop from drowning?
You need to reach out
But exhaustion weighs you down.
Your soul is crushed, confined.
You can’t escape.
You don’t want to die
But you can’t go on living.
I have been feeling really low lately, but I have faith things will improve. I’m trying to stay active writing and reading to try to bring myself from the dark avenues of my mind. I know in tough times, I am not alone. I’m working to bring myself closer to God. If I focus on praising God, light will consume me. I need that light desperately right now.
Happy by Matthew West
Today, I had a therapy appointment. I’m so glad I did. After yesterday, I felt so lost and confused. I was trying to be still and listen, but I just felt defeated. I was ready to just give up and stay put – but I can’t get so used to pain that I forget happiness is an option.
My therapist urged me to continue pursuing my passions – writing, blogging, working with social media, and creating digital content. I’ve since applied for a couple of part-time freelance writing opportunities to do for fun and build my resume.
One thing I’m thankful for is my therapist urging me not to give up on my passions. God created these passions in me for a reason. I just know it.
Jeremiah 29:11 reads, “‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord. ‘plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.'”
Proverbs 31:25 reads, “She is clothed in strength and dignity and laughs without fear of the future.”
Thank you to both Jesus and my therapist for reminding me that I should not fear the future because He has a plan for me. Thank you to both Jesus and my therapist for giving me a sense of calm in the chaos.
I Can Just Be Me by Laura Story
She had always known where she belonged.
She had always been proud of yesterday and sure of tomorrow.
She had always stood fast on the meaning of the colors within her dreams.
She was in love, she was happy, she was home.
Home is where the heart is, and hers was here, was it not?
Lately doubt clouds her mind,
Her confidence is shaken.
Who was she? Who is she?
Is her purpose what she thinks it is?
As she walks along struggling with the turmoil of loneliness within her, a leaf twirls past, Orange, like the setting sun,
Who after fighting the ever-changing seasons is seen as nothing more than an outcast of the greenery of the blooming summer.
With that second
That blink of her eyes,
She knows where she belongs
And she knows it is not here.
Thy Will Be Done By Hillary Scott & The Scott Family