TURN ON THE LIGHTS

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Out of the depths of my transgression, my heart screams for relief.

I grumble – I complain – I even blame God for my shortcomings.

How dare I challenge the Creator of heaven and earth?

Who do I think I am that I can question the One who molded me in my mother’s body?

I am but a worm – an insignificant gnat who persists and bothers.

In my distress a quiet voice reaches my ears. It tells me not to be afraid.

The voice is comforting and for a moment I let myself be soothed by its gentle caress.

Again I stumble. My feet cannot follow all the regulations for my life.

My hands feel useless. My heart is empty. I lose hope.

Again He whispers, “Do not be afraid.”

It is like the spinning of a revolving door – in and out of belief – around and around,

Spinning, falling, helplessly, hopelessly. From the darkest part of my existence

He comes to me again – “Do not be afraid” – He lifts me and carries me to safety.

He is the Light of the world – I rest in the strong arms of my Savior. Jesus!

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER©

 

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About atimetoshare.me

As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on Amazon.com.
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10 Responses to TURN ON THE LIGHTS

  1. hatrack4 says:

    I don’t see you as a gnat. The gnat is one of those creatures that you just want to ask God, “Why?” It is irritating, especially when you are under your car trying to change the oil. Why do they go after your eyes? And do they have a purpose? Are they food for something else? Wow, picturing a sinner as a gnat is eye-opening. Glad Jesus saved me.

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  2. Lee Poskey says:

    Good article Kathy! You write good stuff.

    I’m going to repost this on my site, but I’ll have to use the generic sharing link, because there’s currently no “press this” button at the bottom of your posts.
    You ought to consider activating the “press this” option in your sharing buttons, because it may result in more of your nice posts being reposted.

    And thank you for writing a bunch of good stuff sister. ☺👍

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  3. davidkitz says:

    This post reflects my reality. Beautiful art!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Beautiful… this so reminds me of David’s Psalms in its beauty and structure. Love the painting as well. ❤

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Citizen Tom says:

    We call Him our Rock and a Mighty Fortress for good reasons.

    Liked by 1 person

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