Onward… (poetry)

February 20, 2021

 I don’t feel so special today
 In fact I feel quite small
 Maybe that’s how you feel too
 With your back against a wall
 
 Cornered in by circumstance
 So far out of our control
 What can we do to break out free
 Crawl out of this big dark hole
 
 There is a way, a gift of sorts
 Given long ago
 That we can step right into
 Where liberty will flow
 
 Freedom from the world of guilt
 That weighs us down sometimes
 Freedom that is born of love
 A treasure hidden by Divine
 
 As we seek to find this out
 Asking God to show
 He’ll take you on a wonderful route
 For eyes that want to know
 
 God is good and always is
 The devil tries to stomp this out
 But light comes out for those that seek
 Destiny lets out a shout
 
 You can feel it, I know you can
 It’s buried beneath the snow
 The cold and dark the world piles on
 But truth lies in your soul
 
 Like a caterpillar you must fight
 Your way out of the cocoon
 Your Father waits to hear your cry
 Then empowers you to move
 
 He waits for your invitation
 That’s just how Father does roll
 He’s not into manipulation
 He wants to see you whole
 
 If you don’t know He’s cheering you on
 Then you don’t know Him well
 Just look at those He’s chosen
 They all have a story to tell
 
 Look at Mary, a prostitute, 
 Delivered from the dark
 Became the first to see Him rise
 His choice of her was smart

 Peter was a fisherman
 Impulsive and full of self
 But when His life with Jesus was full
 He became part of the Book on our shelf
 
 Zacchieus was a cheating man
 A taxman that took too much
 But Jesus saw his heart that day
 And went to his house for lunch
 
 David was a shepherd boy
 Sitting in the fields
 But God chose him to be a king
 His life so honest and real
 
 Gideon was a chicken heart
 Afraid of everything
 But God gave him the power to lead
 To victory his people he did bring
 
 So now lets look at you and me
 Why is it failures we see?
 Cause that’s what the enemy wants of us
 His job is to cause us defeat
 
 The first of his lies is to turn us from God
 Make us think He’s who He is not
 God will never forsake us
 Once we’ve given Him our hearts
 
 Once we have invited Him in
 He’s always on our side
 Never to leave us, always there
 Whether we see Him our not
 
 You were made on purpose by Him 
 Before you were in the womb
 He made you cause He wanted you
 And He’s coming back real soon
 
 So fight through all the discouragement
 Encourage yourself in the Lord
 Watch what your mind is thinking upon
 And with help you can turn this around
 
 His Word is so we can know who He is
 Read the story of His life
 Start with the gospel of John again
 And ask Him to open your heart
 
 You are so beloved
 And I guess so am I
 I battle with this daily
 It’s something we all have to fight
 
 So I say, yes God loves you
 And yes, He loves me too
 Soon this life will be over
 No more sorrow no gloom
 
 Keep your head up, looking up
 And looking to His ways
 You have been chosen to witness this
 The very end of Days
 
 It is an honor to be here now
 The Book says the last shall be first
 He knows what it is we must endure
 To be a part of new birth
 
 New heaven, new earth is waiting for us
 So we must take our place
 Keep our hearts from sinking low
 And looking into His face
 
 Keep the faith
 I know it’s hard
 But yes, we must endure
 We know there is a kingdom for us
 So beautiful, clean and pure
 
 No more pain or sorrow
 No more brokenness of soul
 In heaven we will be given a newness
 In heaven our hearts will be whole.
 
 Don’t look back and stay in the past
 Onward you must go
 Choose to look forward and you will see
 God chose YOU, and now you know!
 

 

 copyright 2021   Jean Chamblee Thomas
 

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