“Love, Hate, and Hope”

11/25/18.
Written by: Victor P.

“Love, Hate, and Hope”

Hate like some
And be consumed by it,
Without love in heart
Ruin everything.

Loveless is hopeless,
Constantly failing,
Selfish to no end,
Miserably existing.

No end to falling,
Hate the feeling,
Apathetic to truth,
Indifferent to love.

Burn the expectations,
Disappointing many,
Stop caring for most,
Colder to the majority.

Shoulder the weight
Of miserable existence,
Disengage the world
And feel less and less.

A darkness that swallows
The heart and the hope,
A future unpainted,
Just a black canvas.

Silence doesn’t relieve
The turmoil in the soul.
Driven to desperation,
At the end of your rope.

Screaming for change,
Desperate to hope again,
Need more than just words,
Sick of cliches and platitudes.

Now the truth and hope
Seem so far from reach.
Everything seems dark now,
Where has all the light gone?

Scratching the walls
Trying to get out of here
Into the light of hope,
To be anywhere but here.

Where you haven’t looked yet
You can find what you need.
What you used to ignore
You can trust and live by.

There is much more to life
Than what you know now,
What you’ve learned to hate
May be what you need to love.

Have you thought about it?
Did you just let other people
Tell you what to believe in?
Why do you hate what you hate?

What do you love the most now?
Do you know what you need most?
Do you have meaning and purpose
In this life or are you lost and confused?

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“A Little Rest”

12/2/18
Written by: Victor P.

“A Little Rest”

So little silence,
So much noise,
All these distractions
Make me numb.

Trying to think,
Trying to rest,
Trying to manage
My breathing here.

Trying to feel
The same way
I did before.
Life is changing.

Mind is cluttered,
Heart is weary,
I need quiet,
I need rest.

I pray and I try,
I wait for the passing
Of the empty moments
And the grey days.

I think it’s coming,
Some rest for heart and mind,
A break from the rushing
Of weekday work and all else.

The weekend is here
And I won’t waste it,
I’ve heard much noise,
I was distracted often.

I’ve made little time
For what’s important,
I’ll make up for it now,
It’s the least I can do.

Interrupting the routine,
A little solitude here,
Time to think and rest
Albeit for a little while.

It’s quiet now,
The noise stopped,
Distractions are removed,
This is what I needed.

A blessing in plain sight,
Won’t take it for granted,
Won’t waste what I’m given,
I’ll make use of what I have.

I am content
With what I have
When I count my blessings,
When I thank God for it all.

“Everything Is”

10/13/18. 10/14/18.
Written by: Victor P.

“Everything Is”

My heart’s crushed under the weight
Of my burdens, trials, temptations.

Everything is darker
And I see it.
Everything is colder
And I feel it.

Everything is confusing,
I can’t make sense of it.
Every routine’s numbing
So I grow to hate it.

I hear whispers saying “Give up”
But I’m holding on to my hope.
I’m still standing, I’m still breathing,
I’ll keep trying, I’ll keep fighting.

I am turning to the Lord now,
In Him I find rest and comfort,
All the troubles and confusion
Will be put into perspective.

I feel a weight lifted off my shoulders,
I’ve turned my burdens over to Him,
God’s strength is made complete
In my weakness, I realize it now.

My heart sings a new song
To the God who set me free.

Everything is brighter
And I see it.
Everything is warmer
And I feel it.

Not everything makes sense
But I’ll trust God who does.
Routines have their place in life,
I will do it all to the glory of God.

My soul will worship God
Who’s done all that I can’t,
Forgave me for all my sins,
Saved me from damnation.

“Oh, The Night”

11/19/18.
Written by: Victor P.

“Oh, The Night”

Oh, the night is dark and cold
But my heart is warm and bright,
You’re here with me,
God, I am not alone.

In Your presence, Lord,
I find rest and comfort,
In difficult circumstances
I can trust You completely.

Father, You are faithful;
I am often disobedient.
Lord, You are merciful;
I’m not kind to many.

What cold is in my heart?
What numbness keeps me
From showing others love?
Father, change my heart.

I search for a way
To be free of fear
That keeps me here
Not changing for good.

You’re the one I need most,
You can take away my fears,
You provide what I really need,
My Sustainer, Provider, Father.

“The Broken Want”

11/18/18
Written by: Victor P.

“The Broken Want”

I’ve seen the words
Carved on broken hearts
“You’re worthless,”
It’s a monstrous lie.

They’ve heard so much
It broke their hearts to pieces,
So many lies told to them,
Oh how they’ve suffered!

They try to smile
But their eyes say
The scars are visible,
The damage undeniable.

It’s darkness they’ve been lost in,
Poison of lies they’ve breathed in,
Confused but still want the truth,
Want to be free from condemnation.

They want to hear a truth they haven’t yet:
Want to believe they’re not worthless,
Want to believe somebody cares about them,
Want to know someone loves them.

Sick of the condemnation,
So sick of hearing the lies
They’ve heard so many times,
Need more than the past pain.

“You Who Are”

11/24/18.

Written by: Victor P.

“You Who Are”

You who are broken, God can make you whole.
You who are restless, find rest in Christ.
You who are hopeless, God can be your hope.
You who feel alone, God is with you.
You who are suffering, find relief in God.
You who are sick or ill, God can heal you.

 

“Thank You, God”

11/22/18.
Written by: Victor P.
Thanksgiving

“Thank You, God”

Thank You, God, for everything,
That’s easy to say but hard to mean it
When life gets so difficult,
When contentment isn’t present.

Thank You, God, for Your love,
I wouldn’t even exist right now
If You didn’t love me and created me,
If You didn’t have a purpose for my life.

Thank You, God, for the air in my lungs,
The breaths I can inhale and exhale,
The steps I can take, that I can run,
Thank You for my body You’ve made.

Thank You, God, for the home I live in,
For a roof over my head, for the warmth,
For the things I have and what I don’t,
You give and take away, You’re blessed.

Thank You, God, for all the food I have,
The available nourishment and sustenance,
For all that You’ve made to be eaten,
What benefits and strengthens mind and body.

Thank You, God, for the people
You have brought into my life,
For the people I can learn from,
For those I can experience life with.

Thank You, God, for salvation
I have because of Christ’s death
On the Cross, forgiveness of sins,
Reconciliation with You, adoption.

Thank You, God, for Jesus Christ,
Lamb of God, the only real Savior,
Shepherd, Redeemer, Friend, Master,
For His resurrection, for His victory.

Thank You, God, for Your grace,
For Your mercy and kindness,
For Your justice and righteousness,
For Your holiness and sovereign reign.

Thank You, God, for Your patience,
For correction, discipline, lessons,
For answering prayers of everyone
According to Your will and character.

Thank You, God, for what You withhold,
You know best what we need or don’t,
You have Your reasons for all You do,
You are Omniscient, Omnipotent, Omnipresent.

Thank You, God, for all that You’ve done,
For all that You’re doing in the present,
For all that You will do in the future,
Thank You that You alone are the true God.

Thank You, God, now and forever,
Glory to You in the highest forever,
Praise, honor, devotion, sacrifice,
All to You who deserves it all forever.