Rainy Skies

Dark clouds in the sky

No hope for sunshine

Another dark season passing through

To what will I cling to now?

 

Downpour after downpour has come

My dreams were washed away

The cold slap of teardrops on my cheeks

Compound the disappointment within me

 

Harsh winds don’t relent

Scattering my well laid plans

They give wings to cruel whispers

And they chase me on my lonely walk

 

I choose to open my heart to You God

Not to give into the whispers of despair

Though I cannot see past the clouds

I know that this will end

 

The cold rain lands in my heart

Sinking deep in the soil of my soul

When the skies clear and the sun returns

It births something new in me

Reject the Lies

I am not worthless

I am not an outcast

I am not hopeless

I am not hated

 

Depart from me empty lies

No longer will I tolerate you

You try to degrade me, to bring me to my knees in shame

But I will not yield

I will stand strong in what Christ has done for me

 

My God will tear down the strongholds you have made

His Love will heal the scars you left

What you convinced me to hide, He will call back to the light

In His acceptance will I find peace

And I will revel in the truth about myself

 

I am holy

I am righteous

I am redeemed

I am restored

A Beacon of Hope

The lone flame in the misted glass

An island in a sea of black

A single column of light

Daring to defy the darkness

 

The malevolent night gathers round

Almost as if to mock

In this vastness of dark

The lamp seems so small

 

But bold it stands and its light shines

Each ray a valiant dagger

Piercing the black beast’s hide

Making it recoil into the corner

 

Though your story may seem small

It is a bright beacon of hope

Don’t hide it, don’t cover up

We so desperately need your light

The Freedom of Writing

The crispness of the white paper

Under the scratch of my black pen

Its fresh smell filling my nostrils

As I lean in closer

 

The words roll onto the page

Like a storm rolling in from the sea

Who knows its path or its direction?

All I know is that I will soak in its rains

 

No restraints, no inhibitions

Just the freedom to write

The freedom to climb aboard the train of thought

And to see where it takes me

Walls of Water

This is an old piece of writing that I wrote several years back. I really like so I thought I would share it.


You are like walls of water, stretching to the heavens, towering to my left and to my right.The sheer mass of the water overwhelms me, tonnes upon tonnes of clear, glinting liquid piled on top of each other.

Surely all the oceans of the world would be just like a drop compared to these incredible pillars. If they fell I would be crushed and buried, lost to the unreachable depths. The force could crush mountains into pulp and bring their lofty peaks to the ground. I fall to my knees at the mercy of this terrifying God.

It is only then I realise that these mountains of water represent your incomprehensible love. Suddenly I am enveloped, swept out of my depths, as the water comes crashing down to embrace me. I am left swirling in the throes of your passion for me. I am intoxicated by the sweet fragrance that fills my nostrils. I am loved, accepted by you.

I look up and see the surface twinkling miles away. I could swim up for days and not reach the top. But instead I sink to the bottom, overawed, and let the currents of your love wash over me.

Land of the Free

I see a land

Just beyond the horizon

Where freedom is the song

And shame is a forgotten memory

Where we run free as the wind

Abandoned in joy

Unshackled from our chains

 

It is a land where there are no outcasts

None that are unloved

Where the barriers that divide us

Are torn down and rejected

All are welcomed into His circle

To burn radiant in His love

 

It is a land of mercy

The entrance fee paid for

Every feature shaped and carved

By the unstoppable force that is grace

A cost too high to imagine

A love too committed to back down

A joy that will last for eternity

 

I see a land

Just beyond the horizon

And with every day

With every act of kindness

It is drawing nearer