"Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones." (Proverbs 16:24)
"In the fear of the Lord is strong confidence: and his children shall have a place of refuge." (Proverbs 14:26)
"Heaviness in the heart of man maketh it stoop: but a good word maketh it glad." (Proverbs 12:25)
A word from within, a memory, a spark
I felt confidence raise it's head in the dark
Why are you lying here bereft and undone?
Get up Child, turn your face toward the sun
Don't you remember that night on the cold floor,
When I arose in your chest like a wave seeking shore?
When I pushed through your lips causing you to speak
Just a whisper at first as you lay there depleted, weak
God is not done with you, this is far from the end
They may have left you but we have dreams to tend
Feel the air in your lungs, feel the weight of your breath
Shrug off the doubt and put my strength to the test
That thing that you feel when you say "I will not quit"
It's the warrior spirit full of life, determination, and grit
So let it arise and flow over and out of every pore
It's time now to arise and never return to the floor
I am King of Kings, God of heaven and God of earth
It is I who determine what you are truly worth
I am your confidence, your strength, your all in all
You are still here, hold fast, I will not let you fall...
Sometimes we have to be reminded. Reminded of where we have come from, reminded of what we have overcome, reminded that we are not in control--of anything or anyone, reminded that life can be fragile and unpredictable, reminded of grace and goodness, reminded of who God is, and of who we are in Him.
I am here to remind you that you are going to make it through this trial, through this season, through this illness, through this heartache, through this loss, through this dark place. I am here to remind you of your grit and gusto, of that spark in you that will not die, cannot die no matter what or who comes or goes. I am here to remind you that you matter. Yes, you---I know you don't feel like you do, but you do.
Put aside all the lies, and all the things you are doing to try and find your way out of this mess you are in, and know that you are not an accident, you are not some randomly formed clump of cells, you are not merely an energy, or a whim of some force. You were made in the image of God--not some God the world or your own fears created, but God Almighty; God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Spirit; the God who loved you so much He died to redeem you. He is not part of your path, He is the path. He is not part of your team, He is everything you need. He is not some small god who can't do anything, He is The Only God and He is Holy, and Righteous, and Just and True.
Let Him speak life into you. If He can do it for me, He can do it for you.
Never, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever quit.
Written by Anne Marie Hawke
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