Lies and Life

Fear lies and says
I’m not enough
Fear wants me to believe
I’m broken and damaged
I’m not worthy
Of loving and have
Nothing to offer this world
And no matter what I do
It will never matter
But fear is a liar
Fear wants me to crumple
Under the weight of rejection
Of pain and struggle
But, the God of love
Who lives inside me
Has opened my ears
I still hear fear’s whispers,
But my opened eyes
See fear is lying
I am enough
I am loved
I am worth loving
What I do matters
What I say has meaning
My life has a place
My life has a plan
My life has a purpose
And so does yours

Change It Up

This world often mistakes
Weakness for strength
Places value upon
Things that do not last
It’s a misdirection
A bait and switch
A fake and then a pass
That often leaves us
Gasping for breath
Unsure which way is up
And which is down
This backwards way
Of thinking of valuing things
Ahead of people
Destroys and isolates
Each of us from each other
What we need to do
Is change it all up
See vulnerability as strength
See value in people
See how much
Each one of us
Has to offer
And this whole world
Would be a different place

To Your Glory

I am made to bring You glory
The enemy will do anything
To shut me down, muzzle me
Keep me from telling everyone
How amazing and incredible
You are, my God and King
But I won’t shut up
And I won’t back down
I won’t fold in fear
Because You God,
You are the One
Who guards me
In front and from behind
Within and without
You guard me
You keep me safe
You surround me
With Your love
And protection
I have nothing to fear
I am safe in You
Safe to bring You glory

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