Journey with God (Haiku Series #100)

Faithful

Daily walk of faith

One step after another—

Following Jesus

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Go High

Love be genuine

Feed enemy with goodness—

Overcome with good

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Found

Lost in wilderness

God’s GPS brings us home—

Walk never alone

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Monday Memories: Silent in Darkness

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Sitting in darkness

Feeling so lonesome

Dealing with sadness

Silence still fearsome

 

Waking at night

Harsh dreams exist

Silent images in sight

Dark visions persist

 

Feeling infinitely restless

Nearly every day

This mind will confess

Nothing but gray

 

What voices speak

To a lonely heart

No one to greet

Needing a restart

 

This world filled

With eerie muteness

No longer a thrill

Never a kindness

 

Who hears at all?

Silence sadly grows

Landing with a fall

No embers glow

 

Forget this life

So long ago

No more strife

Waiting to go

 

Too much “stuff”

To deal with

Darkness is enough

This life drifts

 

Special love lost

Many years ago

A ring is tossed

Away it goes

 

Empty, shattered heart

Now freezing cold

Alone in the dark

No longer bold

 

My Lord, my God

Bring light to bear

Be an awesome God

Help one to care

 

In total blackness

Of a lost night

Words of brightness

Feeling so right

 

God’s truthful voice

Speaks loud and clear

Brings a perfect choice

No longer in fear

 

Cutting the quietness

Like a warm knife

God brings sunniness

Saves another life

 

Falling to knees

Now in prayer

Sad emotions flee

This soul cares

 

Kneeling at the Cross

Laying down sins

Repentance, now costs

Accept Christ within

 

Beholding Christ’s Salvation

Help to break out

Heart fills with elation

Lighting a shout 

 

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John Calvin Quote

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Hope is nothing else than the expectation of those things which faith has believed to have been truly promised by God.

From Romans 8:24-25:  “For in hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope.  For who hopes for what is seen?  But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience.”

Kay Arthur Quote

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When life is difficult, God wants us to have a faith that trusts and waits.

From Deuteronomy 4:30-31:  “Because the Lord your God is a merciful God, He will neither abandon you nor destroy you; He will not forget the covenant with your ancestors that He swore to them.”

Trusting Him Alone

From Psalm 62:8:  “Trust in Him at all times, O people; pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us.”

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Sometimes waiting in silence

Seeking refuge, filled with hope

Salvation comes from the Lord

Conquers life’s slippery slope

 

All power resides in God

Filled with sacred, steadfast love

Eternal rock and fortress

Deliverance from above

 

Learning to always trust Him

Faith in God, speaking twofold

Earthly affairs, trusting God

Heavenly business, behold

 

Enemy of darkness plots

Lives of idleness, He seeks

All times, rely on the Lord

Prudence, uprightness shall speak

 

Our ship defies windy storms

Dark impulses, pushed aside

Journey on God’s trusted path

Faithful steps, He’s alongside

 

Conscience never contradicts

Casting burdens, hear the Lord

Serve Him with integrity

Heart fixed, trusting His accord

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From the words of British pastor, Charles Spurgeon:  “There is no more blessed way of living than a life of dependence upon a covenant-keeping God.”

E. M. Bounds Quote

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Only God can move mountains, but faith and prayer can move God.

From Mark 11:23:  “Truly I tell you, if you say to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and thrown into the sea,’ and if you do not doubt in your heart, but believe that what you say will come to pass, it will be done for you.”

Faithful Journey

From Psalm 85:8-9:  “Let me hear what God the Lord will speak, for He will speak peace to His people, to His faithful, to those who turn to Him in their hearts.  Surely His salvation is at hand for those who fear Him, that His glory may dwell in our land.”

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Uncertain darkness

Surrounds me this day

Humbly take a knee

Bowing now to pray

 

Prayers calling God

Remain unhurried

Unanswered questions

Never be worried

 

Christ’s teachings feed thee

With the bread of life

This eternal gift

Blessings without strife

 

Lord of life and love

He feeds and frees all

Through His Holy Word

Never builds a wall

 

Allow me to pause

God prods thee along

Hearing His questions

Answers make me strong

 

God everlasting

Faith remains with thee

Through life’s harsh chaos

Calming stormy seas 

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From Romans 10:10-13:  “ For one believes with the heart and so is justified, and one confesses with the mouth and so is saved.  The scripture says, ‘No one who believes in Him will be put to shame.’  For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; the same Lord is Lord of all and is generous to all who call on Him.  For, ‘Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.'”

Lee Strobel Quote

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Struggling with God over the issues of life doesn’t show a lack of faith–it is faith.

From Matthew 8:24-26:  “A windstorm arose on the sea, so great that the boat was being swamped by the waves; but He [Jesus] was asleep.  And they went and woke Him up, saying, ‘Lord, save us!  We are perishing!’  And He said to them, ‘Why are you afraid, you of little faith?’  Then He got up and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a dead calm.”

Faithful God (Haiku Series #92)

Faith

Waiting for the Lord

Our hearts filling with gladness—

Trust His Holy plan

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Always Here

Asking God, “Why me?”

Feeling unprepared for Him—

He will walk with us

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Never Forsaken

Make our hearts ready

Hearing, serving, witnessing—

Quench our thirsty souls

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Feelings of Uncertainty

From Matthew 8:24-26:  “A windstorm arose on the sea, so great that the boat was being swamped by the waves; but He [Jesus] was asleep.  And they went and woke Him up, saying, ‘Lord, save us!  We are perishing!’  And He said to them, ‘Why are you afraid, you of little faith?’  Then He got up and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a dead calm.”

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Threatened again by life’s turbulent storms

Feeling life adrift, outside of God’s norms

 

Feelings of uncertainty rise and bubble up

Flooding hearts with doubt, an empty cup

 

Walking life’s endless road challenges us

Experiencing feelings of fear, never a plus

 

Darkness quietly creeps into our peaceful place

Feeling alone, faith weakens from our daily race

 

Our Lord, never far away from our uncertain life walk

Replacing doubt, His Word will stand up as our rock

 

Our Father never leaves us feeling alone at life’s curb

Growing through His love, always fulfilling and superb

 

Seeking our Holy God in the best of times

Finding Him in the midst of darkest climbs

 

Our Lord’s steady presence strengthens our resolve

Calming our darkest fears, they simply will dissolve

 

God’s love never wavers, a bright eternity to be filled

Answering prayers, restoring each soul, faith rebuilds

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From the words of Christian author Lee Strobel, “Struggling with God over the issues of life doesn’t show a lack of faith–that is faith.”