Disclaimer: This article is for the struggling Christians undergoing seemingly unreasonable situations. It is my hope to encourage them not to lose heart despite the struggles. If you happen to have questions about this topic or would like to discuss, feel free to drop me an email (see contact page).
Life in many ways can be undeniably cruel and unjust. With the access of social media, it’s very easy to get torn by all kinds of news all over the world aside from that of the personal lives of your friends. In fact, if you ask me if it’s possible to evade the harsh realities of life, I’d say that would be unlikely. Turning to alcohol, smoking, entertainment as such to forget these realities for a while doesn’t necessarily make things lighter permanently because unexpected troubles are yet to come and be faced. These outlets also may relieve stress momentarily only to face it once again the next day—a countless unpredictable cycle of relieving and being overwhelmed.
Continue reading “Goodbye Cruel World”
Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.—Matthew 6:19-21
I’ve seen wandering shadows
surface, looking for what
lasts beyond the sorrow,
anything but life time wrath.
They say there is no point,
trying if we have nothing left
to believe and enjoy.
Yet if grief overtakes, let
one discern above the noise. Continue reading “Treasures Above”
I dedicate this new poem I wrote to the people who are struggling to reach out to those who need it most. To keep pressing on. Feel free to share this post with a loved one.
God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them. This is how love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgment: In this world we are like Jesus. There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.—-1 John 4:16-18
The darkest place seems to captivate,
every precious life you’ve set,
to love that seems in vain.
Restless hearts beating,
against the walls unbent,
consumed yet still searching,
amidst the indifference. Continue reading “No Fear in Love”
Therefore Jesus said again, ‘Very truly I tell you, I am the gate for the sheep.
All who have come before me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep have not listened to them. I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved. They will come in and go out, and find pasture. The thief (Satan) comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep’.—-John 10:7-11
Note: The Hebrew definition of Maranatha is “our Lord comes,” or is “coming.”
Inspiration: The Gospel.
This world not worth living for.
No treasure remains that I can take with me.
For every gain I lose, is for the Lord.
My imperfect flesh,
that I’ve learned to detest,
because of its mess,
where shall it lead after I rest?
Continue reading “Last Testament: Maranatha”