Twinges

No matter how near
I draw to the Lord
There will always be
Twinges of things
Like jealousy and anger
Fear and anxiety
These things will be
Part of me until I die
These twinges left alone
Become tendencies
Become a thing that
Consumes who I am
Undealt with, they
Are my end
So I give all my twinges
To the Lord
To deal with
All these things
That try to consume me

Fear Knocked

Fear knocked on my heart today
He said he had an appointment
Said he was coming to stay
But oh the space he wanted
You see that space
Was already booked
And filled up by the God
Who loves with every breath
Fear knocked on my heart today
And when God opened up
He said, “You’re not welcome here”
And Fear had to move along

God Happened

My life was changed
My life is changed
All the time by
The One Who
Makes my heart
His home
Jesus is the One
Who makes the changes
The One Who loves
Beyond all understanding
My God happens
When there is
No explanation
For how a blessing
Came about
The truth is
My God happened
And nothing in the world
And nothing in life
Or beyond it
Can stop God
When God happens

Clean and Safe

You have washed me
Made new, made me clean
In a way this world
Doesn’t understand

I am not what I was
Or what was done to me
I am new, completely new
My wounds made scars

My shattered existence
Put back together
By the Hands of my Creator
Held together by His love

I am protected by His Name
And stand on the Jesus
As my foundation
He is my armor

I am protected by
The One Who created
Everything in this world
He guards me: mind and soul

With Care

Our world has befriended
A spiritual world it doesn’t
Begin to understand
Why do we think that
Just because it’s spiritual
It’s all good or better
Or even different
Than what is here
In the natural world?
Why do we think
We are not a parallel
Or at least a reflection
Of the unseen world
In the way the moon
Reflects the sun’s light
Why do we think
There is not both
Good and evil
In the world of spirits
They’re both there
They’re both here
Look around at these things
Move with great care
And wide open eyes