“More Than This”

4/12/18. 4/25/18.
Written by: Victor P.

“More Than This”

Is this what it all amounts to –
Another day much like the last?
Nothing seems to be changing.
This isn’t what I want or need.

If this is a preview of the afterlife
Then I’m not in a hurry to die.
Confused in the moment
But I just want to own it.

God, I want more than to just feel alive
Once in a while for a moment in time.
I wasn’t put here just to live and die, was I?
If this is all there is, then it’s not much at all.

There’s gotta more to this life
Than feeling lost and empty inside
When you have nowhere to go
And no one has the time for you.

I don’t wanna feel numb again,
Don’t wanna go back to the past
And relive the memories I’d rather forget.
God, let me see what You want me to see.

Remind me I’m alive in Christ,
Restore the joy of Your salvation,
Renew my soul, You make me whole,
Nothing will separate me from Your love.

I know You’ve given me all I have
And sometimes I take it for granted.
Remind me of all Your blessings
And help me to count them all.

All of these clouds around me
Are floating away, You move them,
You’re showing me You’re all I need,
You’re my all in all, my everything!

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“If This Is All There Is”

3/26/17
Written by: Victor P.

“If This Is All There Is”

If this is all there is,
The here and the now
And nothing after
When we let out our last breath
Then we’re all wasting our time
So let’s waste it as we see fit,
Feed on lust, lies, sins, all of it.
What does it matter?
It doesn’t matter,
It never mattered.

If all we are is dust
And there is only matter
Then what’s the point of this
Period of time we call life?

If we all exist for a little time
And then disappear into nothing
Then do any of us really live
And if so, what’s the point of it?

Who has the answers to these questions?
Only a true fool would say
These questions don’t matter.

I’d like an answer that satisfies
My heart and my mind,
I don’t want excuses,
I want to hear the best answers
The so-called smartest and wisest can offer.

I don’t want theories that hold no weight,
I don’t want subjective nothingness,
I don’t want answers to hypothetical existence,
I want the real thing, it has to be something of substance,
I don’t want the superficial and hollow,
I want something true and something sure.

The world’s wisdom can’t answer these questions.
The worldings fail to give the answers,
All that the worldlings give amounts to
Hollow, shallow, superficial, insufficient,
Sad attempts by usaved souls to give
What they cannot because they reject
The Way and the Truth and Life,
So all they know is confusion, falsehood, and death.

“Mad World Note”

3/7/16
Written by: Victor P.

“Mad World Note”

It’s a mad, mad world out there, boy,
So many want nothing more than everything
That the world can give and they can take;
Always running, always chasing something.

You’ll reach out your hand to help them
And they’ll stab you in the back for it;
The helping hands of sinner-saints
Seem to mock hellbound sinners.

Every intention is interpreted,
Or rather misinterpreted, by so many;
All that’s considered altruism is a lie in the eyes of the blind
Who have never cared to care for anyone but themselves.

It seems a pessimistic conception of the world
And it’s sad to say it’s true, my boy, it’s true.
Who can make sense of a world so confusing,
Confusing itself and confusing its inhabitants?

Chase what you will,
Try to get your fill
But it just might kill,
No good will fulfill.

The sirens’ songs replay their old damning tune
And the fools’ feet draw them to their own doom.
The world’s a crazy place made worse by madmen;
We contribute to the problem by listening to them.

“Christ Can Save You Now”

2/16/18
Written by: Victor P.

“Christ Can Save You Now”

No, all is not lost yet, weary sinner,
There is true salvation in the Savior,
There is yet hope, hear and listen,
To repent and believe now hasten.

Are you feeling lost within and without?
Empty inside with seemingly only doubt,
The dead ends and failures fill your past,
You try to hope this darkness won’t last.

Weighed down by guilt and shame,
Knowing you are the one to blame,
Come to the Lord and ask for forgiveness,
He’ll clothe you in Christ’s righteousness.

Seeing the world through materialist eyes
Has only led to emptinesss, defeat, hopelessness.
Naturalistic notions proved so hollow, shallow, superficial,
See now how unsatisfying atheism is for any soul!

How simple to believe in atheistic naturalism
But how useless it is for spirit, soul, heart, and mind.
There is a truth God has revealed to us
And He wants us all to accept it wholly!

This is the truth: Christ is the hope of every sinner now and always
See, everyone who doesn’t believe in Christ is already condemned
But faith and repentance can change where you’ll be for eternity,
By God’s grace through faith in Christ you can be saved now!

What keeps you from believing in and on Jesus Christ?
Don’t think you have any real reason not to believe,
Don’t listen anymore to the lies of all who are against Christ
Lay down your pride, surrender to Christ who is Lord and Savior.

Tomorrow isn’t guaranteed, don’t think you’ll live as long as you want,
Don’t waste every opportunity God gave and is giving you
To come to surrender to Christ and by Him be really saved,
Don’t ignore the call of God, come as you are, only Christ can save you!

Christ can save you, He can wash away all of your sins
By His precious Blood that was shed for you,
He can take away your guilt and shame and blame,
You’re not too sinful, filthy, guilty to be saved by Christ even now!

Trust in the truth of God’s words, no lies in them,
Take Him at His word, He never lied and never will,
God calls you now to repentance, to Christ, to salvation,
To new life, to spiritual life, to truly live as He created you to.

This is the truth God wants you to know and believe,
You’re not here to exist a few decades and then die,
God calls you to true life found only in Him,
He wants you to come and be saved through Christ.

If these words seem strange or silly to you right now, reader,
May God open your mind to see what you’ve missed or ignored before,
May He remove the veil from your eyes, the scales on them,
May you come to believe the truth much sooner than later!

If you still think it’s all just one belief no better or truer than another,
You simply don’t realize yet how important and real God’s truth is.
God help you understand what you’ve not understood for so long,
To come to the knowledge of the truth about Christ and salvation.

Hear, God’s calling you to come to repentance today,
To be forgiven and to be reconciled to Him through Christ,
Don’t reject salvation, oh, don’t reject Christ His Son,
You’ll die one day, don’t die an unbeliever, come to Christ now!

“Against Meaninglessness”

3/6/18
Written by: Victor P.

“Against Meaninglessness”

“This life is all you get,
There’s nothing after death.”
It’s a comforting delusion
For those with pitiful hopes.

All their words seem so empty,
They spread their hopelessness,
It all seems so meaningless in the end.
Do they believe it themselves?

Are we all just fooling ourselves?
Are we all just fooling one another?
If this is all as meaningless as they say
Then there’s nothing to keep despair away.

Can you show us something you love,
Watch it die and say it’s just life?
Can all the pain and all the tears
Mean nothing to you in the end?

Can’t live this way – exist and die,
“Nothing is eternal,” fools say,
Nihilism is despair, it’s useless,
Don’t believe those fools’ delusions.

“To Praise You, Lord”

3/24/17
Written by: Victor P.

“To Praise You, Lord”

We will sing to You
And praise Your holy name,
You’re the Way and Truth
And the Life of all, Lord.

God, forgive our sins,
Wash away our shame,
Fill us with Your Holy Spirit
And make us whole again.

Lead us where You will,
Be our strength to fight
The battles yet to come,
In it all be with us, Lord.

The Devil and Hell may rage,
Our bodies may grow weak
But You will be our strength
For You’ve overcome it all.

You are the Way,
You are the Truth,
You are the Life,
You are all we need!

“Thoughts Through Days”

3/19/16
Written by: Victor P.

“Thoughts Through Days”

Lies through crooked teeth
Reach itching ears tickled plenty.
A veil for a coward with no spine,
The chance to pass the drawn line,
The cancer of the modern mind,
The pride of the foolish blind.

Blood spatter on white sheets,
Bloody hands and innocents’ ends,
Some prayer to ceiling reaches,
Some liar others to lie teaches.

Through broken glass see hope for tomorrow,
Through tears and loss see the good in sorrow,
Through dark times tread the set path,
Through faith in Christ escape wrath.

Bloody knuckles and aching knees,
Weary hearts and longing souls,
Shattered dreams and cold enemies,
Lives with those unfilled holes.

To broken hearts mending shown,
To seeking souls truth made known,
To faithful ones reward given,
To the repentant sins forgiven.

An encouraging word from dry lips,
A hand to keep from dangerous slips,
A smile from a face of scars from life,
A warm embrace for one fighting strife.