Choice for Truth

Truth is enormous. It is the biggest and most endangered species in the world. Not because it isn’t everywhere, for God is truth and He is everywhere and His Word, the Bible is truth and most people have one in their homes. However, we have allowed the comforts and distractions, desires of this world to water it down. Hollywood has done this. Politicians have done this. Pastors and preachers have done this. You and I have done this. It is no coincidence that Satan is named by God as the “Father of Lies”. But we can rectify this potentially fatal flaw by raising Truth/God to its rightful prominence and allow the power if Truth/God to flow and work supported by us and not encumbered. Truth has always had the greatest power we know, power to free all men, power to destroy evil and forces of evil, power to preserve and promote life and free life, power to right wrongs, power to forgive, power to restore. We must all, each and everyone one of us, choose truth over comfort or greed or selfishness or gluttony or laziness or evil. Choose truth and promote it. Embrace it. Truth is hope. ❤

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Isaiah 40:6-8, 28-31

Isaiah 40:6. ‘A voice says, “Cry out.” And I said, “What shall I cry?” “All people are like grass, and all their faithfulness is like the flowers of the field. 7. The grass withers and the flowers fall, because the breath of the Lord blows on them. Surely the people are grass. 8. The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God endures forever.” 28. Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. 29. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. 30. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; 31. but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.’

Hopeless to Hope

The scene is set. The curtain up.

Your happy eyes now looking up.

You have no cares, your life is pat

There is no problem. You hang your hat.

The curtain down, the play is done.

And now the crying has begun.

No one understands, you think

And into darkness now you sink.

But, dearest heart, before you die

Open your heart for one last try

And cry out for the God loving you

The One who made you before the blue.

Pray, dear heart, you’ve naught to lose.

In doing so, you just may lose

The hopelessness and darkness too

For light is what He is for you.

There is another better way

And you will make it through this day.

And then the next and light invades

And soon your heart restored will praise!❤

No Matter What Loss

No matter what loss, Jesus is our comfort. 

No matter what sorrow, Jesus stays with you.

No matter what sin, Jesus forgives.

No matter what changes, Jesus is constant.

No matter what foe, Jesus is stronger.

No matter what force or spirit, Jesus is more powerful.

No matter what hard times, Jesus is our hope.

No matter the disappointment, Jesus fulfills.

No matter the darkness, Jesus is the light.

No matter the ugliness, Jesus is beautiful.

No matter the need, Jesus provides the solution.

No matter the sickness, Jesus has the cure.

No matter the rejection, Jesus Christ loves and accepts you.

No matter the bleakness, Jesus Christ saves.❤❤❤

Hope After Loss

The loss happens first

It is deep and ugly and painful

Darkest moment of my life was the loss

The pain of losing him who loved me

I still miss him, still love him, still have the loss.

A year later, I still have the loss the same as the day I lost him.

I still cannot say his name without crying.

And yet as a Christian I have a hope,

The hope of reunion in heaven.

The hope that there is more than now

And Jesus comes for us soon.

And I wait and hope to see him again

And before that happy reunion, I hold my Jesus.

As He is in my heart, he is in my heart

But Jesus wins. He always wins.

My precious Savior is my first hope.

And I love Jesus deepest and will see you again after.❤❤❤   ❤ 

Temporariness of Things

Sitting here, having prepared for and now waiting for a hurricane to come over and attack, thinking about a mad dictator hell bent on destroying us, contemplating the fires and earthquakes around us, wondering at the very few news stations actually reporting all these things and even fewer the proper perspective and what they all combine to mean, and I am struck by the truth that everything is temporary. Everything. But the hope we have is that God of courae is and He made us to be eternal. “This land is not my home. I’m just passing through.” That was penned way before the birthpangs started, the final countdown of this world and the glorious (or horrifying, depending on the decisions we’ve made) rebuilding of a new heaven and earth. Sin will soon have won it’s last battle for God has won the war and will soon destroy it’s presence forever. We will be with Him. I am not sure all the details but that is His department and as long as I am close to Him all the time, I am loved and eternally safe and warm and cozy. It is so important to choose God and cozy up to Him. He made everything wise and knows it is temporary. He has bigger plans for us and way better, in an evil – less eternity. That is certainly big enough to hang our hopes on. ❤❤❤