Relentless Love

No matter how awful

I act or I feel

In my worst moment

At my lowest point

And at my highest

There is this love

I can’t begin to understand

That surrounds me

And fills me up

Pursues me relentlessly

No matter what I do

No matter where I am

No matter how I’m doing

My God loves me

Relentlessly, He loves me

No matter what

Nothing dissuades

His relentless love

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Messy Disaster

Messy disaster

Of a human life

That is how it feels

From time to time

To slog through

From day to day

Just trying

To survive

What kind

Of life is that?

Who wants to live

A life filled

Only with fret

Pain, disaster

Hardship and stress

What kind of

Life is that?

Guess what,

It’s not all there is

There is life

Meant to be lived

Filled with love

Beyond imagining

Waiting for you

In the embrace

Of the God

Who made you

Messy disasters,

That isn’t all there is

To this human life

Built Up

All the things I built

Up around me

To display my might

And show my strength

Are like dust

Collapsing scaffolding

When disaster rises up

Wipes them away

So far beyond rebuilding

That I am left stripped down

To nothing, completely exposed

And there is nothing around

I can rebuild myself with

Some call that my

Weakest moment

I call it my most honest

When I have no choice

But to admit that I

Need help, can’t do life

All on my own

I need something

Much bigger than me

And so much wiser

I need a strength

That is not my own

That is the moment

Many feel most alone,

But I don’t

For me, it is the time when

I know my God is so close

He is within me and

All around

Making sure I am

Never alone

He fills me up

Sustains me

With so much greater

Than anything I ever

Called my own

God is my strength

He builds me new

From the ground up

Until I am a new creation

Built up relying only on God