Life has been very challenging of late—lots of tears, pain, emotions, fears, prayers, rantings, and little or no answers. Because of dealing with all this, I have had no inspiration and energy for writing or author business, much less promoting my upcoming book, The Regal Pink.
Today, in the wee hours of the morning, I dug into a study by Joni and Friends entitled The Gospel in Hard Times. It is just what I need right now. Though it is meant to be done with a group, I am doing it individually. There are videos to watch online too. The one I watched this morning was very inspirational.
Listening to some worship music this morning when I woke up really lifted my spirit as well. I spent a few hours in the depths of despair yesterday. I am thankful that God was there with me. I am glad that there is nowhere that I can go physically, mentally, or emotionally that he is not. He is always with me. Because of that truth and others I can continue on.
I wrote this poem/prayer this morning and thought I would share it with you. I hope that my words might encourage you to keep believing, keep trusting, and keep on living.
With a Hallelujah
Though my song has been stolen, You sing over me.
When my lips cannot even form one plea, You intercede for me.
In the threatening darkness, You light my way.
On the frontline of my battles, You spread the banner of love over me.
When I think I can no longer go on, You strengthen me.
Though my hope becomes like a caged bird, You free it.
When fear spreads its fingers around my neck, choking me, You are my breath.
At the edge of the precipice, You make me fly.
When pain floods over me, almost drowning me, You help me walk on water.
Though my heart quakes within my chest, You make me courageous.
When I need You, You never fail me.
And at the end, when nothing else is left to say,
I will die with a a sacrifice of praise and a hallelujah on my lips.