When all hope is lost
There You are
Shining on me like a beautiful star

Though I scream
With angers rage
Not understanding the current page

It doesn’t deter You
You can handle my pain
You never leave me, You remain the same

When my broken heart
Is bleeding mad
You stay with me, Lord, just like You said

You are not fickle
Don’t run away
Like so many others, yet You choose to stay

How can you love me
When there’s ugliness there
You look right past it, see my heart laid bare

You’d rather have an honest spit
Than a fakeness that comes
From lying lips

It’s with You Jesus
That I can get real
And not be afraid that You’ll leave me still

You’re promise is
That You will stay
And see me through another day

Your love so deep
We’ve never seen
Even when we’ve been so mean

You are not a fair weather friend
Your love so deep
That it never ends

Beyond the veil
We must go
And not be afraid our truth to show

Be it bad or be it good
You will still love us
That must be understood

Our problems seem great
But to You it’s not so
Because Your commitment is more than we know

In the morning You will be there
The price You have paid
Our sins to erase

copyright 2017 Jean Chamblee

Hebrews 13:5  “For Jesus has said, ‘I will NEVER leave you or forsake you.”

Advertisements

Bit And Bridle -Poetry

June 10, 2017

BIT AND BRIDLE

Hear I am a stubborn one

I don’t understand the Holy One

Resisting is not what I should be doing

He cares enough to show how I should be going

Bit and Bridle He must put on me

Until I can trust Him and it’s safe to be free

My loving Father is looking out for me

I know we will laugh at all my silly misdeeds

I hope to outgrow this uncomfortable need

With instincts so good that I don’t need a lead

Following His voice and knowing it’s so

I can trust Him completely and His way I will go.

copyright  2017  Jean Chamblee

Ha ha….I love this scripture.  I’ve spent my time with a bit and bridle!  Hopefully no more!  But I love the “visual” of this Psalm

Psalm 32:8-9       “I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go;
I will guide you with My eye.
Do not be like the horse or like the mule,
Which have no understanding,
Which must be harnessed with bit and bridle,
Else they will not come near you.

 

 

 

 

A THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

May 23, 2017

So today I read a scripture that just hit me like a rock and went to the core of my being. It is written that His word is a “lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path”. It shines into our lives and souls and shows us what we need to see. I am grateful, even when it hurts at first. Kind of like a splinter. You know it must come out before the infection can heal.

The scripture I read is this:

Matthew 6:25-27 “Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing?  Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature?”

And it echoes at the end…… 30….O you of little faith?

Those incredible words……DO NOT WORRY ABOUT YOUR LIFE! As God’s word shined on that, I realized how far off the mark I have been. Have I been worrying about my life? YES, YES, YES! I am guilty, but I don’t want to be and I don’t have to be.

Can we really take God at His word? I did not realize how much I had been weighed down by worry. Yes, it is easy to walk around and think that you trust in God and for most of us we have areas that we are good at. I trust Him for many things, but as I read these words the lights came on and I could see how much fear had gripped my heart in certain areas. And I want out of it! I could see how I have let so much slip. I used to live by faith so much more, but somewhere along the line I began to trust in man, in natural things, it was easier to look for natural easily available solutions than to look to God to meet my needs and to look to God first in prayer before turning to something or someone else. To actually believe that He would take care of the problem for me.

I’ve always liked the fact that the Bible tells us that if we would “judge ourselves” we would not be judged. So even though it smarts for me to admit that I have slipped pretty far in this area of trusting God and actually doing away with worry. I want to read that again….

Matthew 6:25 “Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life….”

I want to walk in that. God has never said something that we could not do with His help and grace. I feel like I need to go through my life like weeding a garden and hunt down the “worry” weeds and pull them out. I am asking God to help me do this and I hope in some ways this will be a blessing to you.

It is written James 5:16 “ Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.”

There is so much in the word that we actually don’t “do” anymore, but I hope this is a spark. As I have been honest about my shortcomings I hope that you will pray for me, yourself and others. We are a body meant to be a part of each other for good. To reflect Christ. To be “doers of the word and not hearers only”.

Thanks for taking the time to read this. God bless you and I pray you have a great day.

Honesty…..it matters

September 14, 2013

A THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

 

HONESTY….it matters.

Psalm 24:3-6   “Who may climb the mountain of the Lord and enter where he lives? Who may stand before the Lord?  Only those with pure hands and hearts, who do not practice dishonesty and lying.  They will receive God’s own goodness as their blessing from him, planted in their lives by God himself, their Savior.  These are the ones who are allowed to stand before the Lord and worship the God of Jacob.”

In a culture that is so driven by image and appearances, virtual realities, and acceptance by success….it breaks my heart to see many of God’s people trapped and crushed by lifes circumstances unable to reach out for help.  And in truth….where can you find a safe place?  A safe place to be real, vulnerable and honest?  So many of us have tried to find this place in churches and around Christians only to be disappointed and sometimes crushed even further than the original circumstances.

But there is an answer!!  Your hope can be found in God!  Sometimes it takes hitting that low place, being rejected by others….to find that God really is there.  That when He said…”I will never leave you nor forsake you” (Heb.13:5)  He really means it!  He REALLY means it!  There is never a time that God will turn His back on you when you are turning towards Him.  NEVER!  

So what is it that God wants from us?  What is He waiting for?  Often it is as simple as HONESTY.  “Lord it really hurt when that happened”,  “Lord, I really messed up this time”,  “Lord, I was really being stubborn”,  “Lord I feel so crushed” “Lord what was done to me was so wrong”,   This list could go on and on…God wants you to pour out your hearts to Him and have an honest conversation.  

Think about what He asks us to do when we sin.  “Confess your sins and He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness”  (1 John 1:9)   It’s a fancy way of saying….  “Kiddo get honest with Me about it!!  I will help you turn away from what is hurting you, harming you! I will help you walk in My ways which will keep you in the best and safest place to be.  I will heal the hurts in your soul and I will restore your soul.  You can be honest with me….get real with Me, My love is greater than anything you have and will ever do.  Trust me. ”

Numbers 23:19

God is not a man, that He should lie, Nor a son of man, that He should repent. Has He said, and will He not do? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good?

 

God is not a man that He should lie.  He said He would forgive you, stay with you, help you, heal you and restore your soul.  Begin the process….just be honest with Him!  His life and light will start shining in!

Love in Christ