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Once Was Enough

My hands cramp up as I

Knit stitch after stitch,

Trying to form the perfect tapestry

Out of an imperfect heart.

It never ends

This cloak of guilt.

Day after day I punch the sky,

Trying to find a way out

A way to freedom.

 

My legs are on fire as I

Run in staggered steps,

My lungs constricted by the winter chill.

I don’t know what I’m running from,

But I can feel the weight of it

Reaching for me like a dense fog.

Day after day I collapse into its dark embrace,

Wondering if there’s a way out

A  way to deliverance.

 

Always I try

To do more good.

To beat the pressure

Of a soul that’s constantly thirsty.

 

Always I try

To fix each stitch.

To pull together

The yarns of my sin.

 

Always I try

To run a little farther.

To leave behind

My ghost stained past.

 

But the yarn is cold and metallic,

A binding chain wrapped around my wrists.

I’m running around in circles,

But getting nowhere.

 

And that’s when You lift up my face,

Reaching for my hands as my fingers

Slip through the holes in Your palms.

 

And that’s when You smile

With blood cracked skin,

Revealing the burden You’ve chosen to carry.

 

And  that’s when I set

My needles down.

The chains breaking

As the yarn of rituals unravel.

 

And that’s when my feet

Come to a stand still.

My breath coming back in waves

As I inhale the present.

 

And that’s when I see

The cross in the thicket

Of my messy life.

 

I drop to my knees knowing that

Once was enough.

 

You’ve always been enough.

 

Written by Emily Susanne at fearfullywonderfullyme.com, 2016 ©


This is actually a poem that I am working on for my creative writing class. I wanted to share it with you, lovely reader, because I know what it’s like to struggle with guilt from the past. 

Sin has a way of trapping and isolating us. Even our well-intended mistakes as Christians can make us feel separated from God.

But God is a loving Father. You don’t have to keep trying to make up for your past sins. You don’t have to keep punishing yourself for your past.

Jesus died for your sins and faults. He was mocked, beaten, scourged, humiliated, and nailed to a cross to take YOUR place.  Why did He do this? Because God loves you. He loves you so much that He would, and has, gone to the most extreme measure to set you free.

It only took one sacrifice by our God on the cross to set us free. Once was enough. Now walk in this love.

 For by one sacrifice he has made perfect forever those who are being made holy (Hebrews 10:14 NIV).


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The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly~Day 2 of The 30 Day Blog Challenge

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Hello lovely readers and followers! Welcome back to Day 2 of the 30 Day Blog Challenge. 

Today’s Topic: Emily–The good, the bad, and the ugly. That’s quite a lot to write about yourself in one post, but I think I can do it in a poem!


“Emily–The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly”

I am bad.

My sins running red

With every lie I’ve ever told

And every part of myself I’ve tried to destroy.

 

I am ugly.

My body never good enough

For any magazine in the country

Or the accusers in my mind.

 

I am good.

Because my Creator made me with His hands

Because He died for my sins, making me white as snow

Because He calls me beautiful, He calls me worthy

 

He calls me loved.

 

Written by Emily Smith at fearfullywonderfullyme.com, 2016 ©

For all of you lovely readers who read this poem, you are beautiful and loved. God can redeem anyone and use them for His purpose!

But now, thus says the Lord, who created you, O Jacob, And He who formed you, O Israel: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; You are Mine (Isaiah 43:1 NKJV). 


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Make sure to check out Courtney at 1Timothy4:12Girl as she partners with me in this challenge! I’ll be back tomorrow with Day 3 of the challenge 🙂

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“On This Day”~A Christmas Poem

On this day

We remember the poor.

We open the doors

Of our homes and hearts

To let loved ones in.

 

On this day

We  give more than we receive.

We open our hands

And stretch our faith,

Helping our fellow neighbor.

 

On this day

We put our differences aside.

We open our minds

To the freedom of forgiveness

And the gift of grace.

 

Let this day

Last longer than just a meal.

Let this day

Become our anthem.

 

As we sing of the King

Who made Himself small,

To give us new life

On this day–

 

And for all eternity.

 

Written by Emily Smith at fearfullywonderfullyme.com, 2016 ©


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Have a very Merry Christmas! 

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On the Edge

 

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I’m on the edge,

My feet hanging off as I stare down

Into the pit.

My heart sinks,

Someone get me out of here.

There are vultures surrounding,

Waiting for my defeat.

There are ropes binding

My hands behind my back.

Every thought is a dagger

Piercing through my soul.

 

I’m on the edge Lord,

Standing here as You call me,

As You beckon me to dive

Into life.

I take a deep breath and

Fall forward.

Suddenly the pit becomes my platform

As the vultures fly away.

The ropes are unraveling,

My thoughts shatter,

As You begin to burn within me.

 

I’m on the edge,

And it has never felt so freeing.

As I leap through the sky,

You give me wings.

As the fiery darts target me,

You shield me with Your promises.

 

You revive my soul

You give me life

And it all starts with meeting You on

The edge of something new.

 

Written by Emily Smith at fearfullywonderfullyme.com, 2016 ©


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