I Will Save You!

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You are never alone!
I have warmth and light for your world!
I will raise your chin with my gentle touch and will lift
away the darkness with the illumination of My Presence!
I hear you!
Your cries have moved me!
I want you to know that I am real – experience Me!
I created your heart!
I know exactly how to put it back together!
I will fill you with Myself!
Rest, sleep, dream!
Awaken to visions of a new river of hope
that flows into and through your life!
Listen for the song of grace that I sing!
Enjoy My whisper of sweetness!
Open your eyes and see that life is full of opportunity and blessing!
I will save you!
I created you to be rescued by Me!
You will do more than survive!
You will thrive as you trust in Me!

Who Will Save Me?

Sometimes I feel all alone in this cold, dark world.
I try to keep my chin up,
but the weight of darkness is more than I can handle!
I call for help, but no one responds.
They hear my voice, but pretend that I don’t exist!
My heart is broken into a million pieces.
My body is a walking, talking empty shell!
I am tired and weary.
I lay here with random thoughts dripping
through my mind like a leaking faucet!
The silent noise is more than I can stand.
I shout, but nothing comes out.
I close my eyes, but life keeps going!
Who will save me?
Is there anyone to come to my rescue?
If I survive the next minute, I guess we will see!
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I’m Not Perfect!

I’m not perfect! There I’ve said it, but it doesn’t really make me feel much better! While there are a lot of things to like about me, there are some things that I don’t like about me! The Bible teaches in James 5:16 that we are to “Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.”. So here my confession:

Sometimes I am wrong! When I decide to take a stand, then I am almost always right, but I am often wrong in how I take the stand. I don’t mean to be, I just am. I need to learn to be right and express it in right ways, so that my wrongness does not cause unnecessary hurt!

Sometimes I am rude! I don’t mean to be! It’s just that I am sometimes so focused on what I am doing and where I am heading, that I miss the opportunity to be sensitive to the needs and feelings of those around me! I need to be sensitive all the time, not just some of the time!

Sometimes I am defensive! I feel like some people are out to get me and I am the only one willing to defend myself! This causes me to say, do and think things that shouldn’t! I need to keep my focus on my service to my Creator and if He is pleased find my satisfaction in that and not the ego boosting or busting opinions of others!

Sometimes I am impatient! I know what needs to be done, I know how to do it and I don’t have time for excuses! This impatience is often what leads to my being defensive, rude and wrong! I need to learn to slow down, trust that God is in control and know that I am not!

Sometimes I am negative! I don’t want to be! In fact, I can’t stand to be around negative people, but the truth is that this world is full of them. We are surrounded by negativity and it can creep into your life without you ever being aware of! I need to be positive all of the time, not just most of the time!

Sometimes I am hurtful! I would never intentionally hurt someone, but I have discovered that I unintentionally hurt people and often don’t even realize it! I say or do things that are perceived by others in a negative way and it hurts. I need to think about my actions and reactions and how they might be perceived by others and do all that I can to help things to be perceived correctly!

Sometimes I am forgetful! I usually have a pretty good memory, but sometimes the mind and life get a little too cluttered and I forget things that are important to others. I end up not saying or doing something that I should! I need to get rid of the things that don’t matter and work to stay focused on the things that do and that is the relationships of friendships that make the world go around!

I am a pretty messed up guy! I would be depressed, but I know that God loves me and I trust that He has forgiven me and so I will work hard to make progress in these seven areas of my life! And by the way the James passage tells me to confess and the people who I confess to are supposed to pray so that I may be healed! Your job is not judgement, your job is prayer!

Share your confessions with me and I’ll make you this promise: I won’t judge, I’ll pray and together we will experience God’s healing!