Inspiration: [Ecclesiastes 3:1-8]
For those who are burned out and stressed with life’s happenings and demands, remembering that all such contrasts; happiness and grief, life and death, as such that are felt in this lifetime, is normal under the heavens. May the realization of eternity God set in your heart encourage you greatly.
Disclaimer: The following statements below are in cross-reference to Psalm 88:8-9; Ecclesiastes 7:2 ; Isaiah 55:8-9.
There are just days when I want to be honest;
I’ve neglected how I’ve got to where I am.
Times when all I hear is a tempest,
and amidst it without a friend.
Moments that despair overrode laughter.
When denying my own storms seemed best,
hoping that the worst in me would not matter
anymore than reaching the depressed.
Moments to listen over confiding personal fears:
A strife between the need to explain oneself,
and to be understood plainly, yet lend an ear
to consolidate those in distress.
Nights when I thought about the day’s endeavors;
Staying awake to embrace short notices of affection
to forget and let fade the pressures unprepared for.
By grace, I remember the Almighty’s protection.
That time when dreams and the future became a list;
while reasoning became the basis of destination——
that was not just it because my thoughts are not His.
For what came to pass is useless without revelation.
Years that were mixed with contempt and questions;
the tasks and conversations thought futile only meant more
when eternity set and detoured priorities and intentions.
What proved to last and will be is worth living and dying for.
I would have never thought
how days go by in a flash
and in one day I am caught
wondering about the past.
If someone could only tell me,
these longings I wish to revisit
are purely redeemable though deep,
then no winding tunnel would be unlit. Continue reading “A Letter: In Between Silence and Clarity”
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”
Just when you think
no one understands
your deepest wounds,
Love has always heard
the faintest sound.
The sound of your tears,
when you are alone,
can never be deafened
by this world’s harshest tone. Continue reading “Love is the Greatest Thing”