Category: Poetry

Devotional Poem: My Great Savior

Devotional Poem: My Great Savior


Eloquence abandons me
As I try to describe
This implausible, inconceivable
Change in my life
I once was dead
But now I am alive
Given victory over struggle
Set free to thrive

But it is not about me
I am just a beacon
To point to the source
That deserves my devotion
I needed a Savior
Evil had me undone
Jesus came to my rescue
Restored what was broken

He’s the great Author
And He’s changing my story
He’s the source of love
And He wields it fiercely
He’s the dispenser of grace
And He gives it freely
I give all to Him
Because He is worthy

He doesn’t stop here
This grace is contagious
He transforms our lives
And makes us  His agents
Of good deeds and love
Mercy and kindness
Sends us out to the world
To reflect His brightness

Potential

Potential

There is astonishing potential
In the freshness of a new day
Will we choose to capture it
Or choose instead to stay
In places where we have always been
Becoming a creature of coziness
Willing to resist the appeal of the call
Than confront any risk of roughness

What if, instead, we launched out
Vaulting over the fear
Awakened to the glaring truth
Of just how exceedingly near
Our God is to us
Initiate a developing trust
Embracing the possibilities of what He can do
With a willing pile of dust

My plans seem so small in comparison
To His eternal perspective
I find my greatest significance
When my life becomes reflective
Of His glory and grace
So that others see His face
Leaving comfortable behind, His best ahead
I find my ultimate joy in the chase

It Will Get Better

It Will Get Better

 

It will get better

The pain may be extraordinary

The road may seem endless

The darkness may be too oppressive to bear

But I know it will get better

 

It’s easy to say things like that

When on the outside looking in

It’s harder to embrace that truth

As you freefall endlessly in a tailspin

But I know it will get better

 

People try to comfort you

With a word or with a verse

Leaving you wondering

If you are the only one who really understands the hurt

Yet I know it will get better

 

“All things work together for good”

And that’s more than a nice quote to put you at ease

It’s something much more substantial

Than any motivation you might receive

 

This is a promise from an Invincible God

The God that can make stars out of words

The God that can make physics bend and break to His will

The God that performs miracles because nature itself can’t box Him in

That God is at work right now

 

He never stops, He never sleeps, He never forgets

He is relentless

We may not always see Him

But He is always about His business

 

And He takes all the broken

He takes all the abandoned

He takes every moment

And with an Artist’s hand

Weaves it all together to create… good

 

You see, I know it will get better

Because God loves us too much to leave us where He found us