Tag Archives: purpose of pain

The Cross

December 18, 2011

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THERE  IS  A  TIME FOR EVERYTHING A  time to be born, And a time to  die; A   time   to   plant, &  a  time to  pluck What   is   planted; A     time     to    kill, And  a  time to  heal; A time to break down,  And a time to build up;  A time to […]

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Why Must We Suffer?

December 1, 2011

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The Bible is chucked full of so many verses which instruct us to give Him thanks and praise at ALL times, and yes my friends, that means even during times of suffering. God is good and never changing, which makes Him worthy of our praise no matter what and in every circumstance. Did I lose […]

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An Artist’s Palette

November 24, 2011

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I am so broken Falling apart A thousand pieces Strewn like art. In my weakest moments I cannot see Grief and despair Paint a canvas of pity. I may look a mess But I guarantee I have value and purpose The eye cannot see. It is easy to forget The Artist’s vision of me I’m […]

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Would I Ever Know Jesus?

November 24, 2011

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If I were satisfied and Fulfilled by this world Would I search for God’s peace At the end of the road? If I never grew weary With the weight of my load Would I rely on His strength Instead of my own? If I never had trials Or tribulations to bear Would I bow with […]

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Where Is God When It Hurts?

November 24, 2011

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I am being abused and I wonder where He is. He is being whipped and nailed for sins He didn’t commit. I am sinful and worldly, will He accept me? He waits with forgiveness, I need only confess thee. I am angry and hateful, where could God be? He is seeing my faults, yet has […]

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The Gardener

November 23, 2011

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My child, I know your grief Your every burden I share; I know how you are tested Afflictions do not seem fair. At times you fear My indifference To all affecting thee; But know your pain and suffering Are of deep concern to Me. My child, I have a purpose In all that I allow; […]

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To Live As I Pray

November 23, 2011

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I bowed my head and knelt to pray, “Lord, bless everyone on this fine day. Please help others to do your will Let them know your love is real. Please heal the sick, feed the poor Give comfort and peace, I beg, forlorn.” Then I rose to seize the day In this secular world, gone […]

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Choices

November 22, 2011

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Those traumas I’ve faced have not been easy I’ve often questioned their value in tears But it was allowed to shape my character So that into my life He could appear. I will not harbor anger or resentment Nor do I have a need for revenge For God has kept a record of every wrong […]

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I Am Not A Victim, I Am A Survivor!

November 22, 2011

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First and foremost, I will have you know that I am a survivor and a Christian. Secondly, I will share that I have been a victim of most types of abuse: childhood abuse, emotional abuse, physical abuse, sexual abuse, spouse abuse, religious abuse, criminal abuse and even self abuse. The icing on the cake was being […]

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Changes (contradictory)

November 22, 2011

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My biggest battle comes from within I must sort my emotions and deal with them. My biggest fear, I see in the mirror An empty soul that has never learned to grow.

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