Lord, help me ,
To trust only in you
For my daily bread.
Help me , to not be so grumpy all the time,
To get rid of bitterness ,
To see the beauty around me.
Remind me that strength comes from you
And so does every blessing
From all of my hard work.
Lord, let me not to be weary,
But cast my burden unto you
Because you promised to carry it.
Remind me to laugh at simple things,
Tell silly jokes, And be a little
Unserious every once in a while.
Teach me to listen to the younger people,
To know that their story matters
Just as much as mine.
Help me know that though
They are not burdened with
Having to earn a living,
They are still just as weary
More importantly, help me remember,
That it maybe so hard at forty,
But life was hard even at sixteen.
The dilemma of life,
If God made man ,who made God.
I know God has no end and most
Certainly no beginning,
But who he made me denies me the
Ability to grasp all that.
If disobedience occurred in the heavens,
What guarantee is there that we really are eternal beings, and that in the kingdom to come, we shall forever live in joy.
Truth be told Christ is that guarantee,
Still that doesn’t help fully answer the questions.
But another truth, and one we never doubt is death. Somehow all of life can remain meaningless despite our effort to make it count,
And whether it’s pleasing or not,
It’s God alone that makes life meaningful,
It’s to Him alone that we should turn,
The God of everything.
It’s in him that we will trust,
And he says though shalt live eternally,
And that this life shall count for something, we wisely agree.
We believe because he said it,
After all, we know that when a robot goes,
“Emotions, can’t compute, system
failure, “in our fantasies, doesn’t mean emotions ain’t real.
And nature testifies there’s a maker,
Who is a gazillion times better than us,
So we fulfill our soul’s longing , and worship the name above every other name. And even today, He goes an extra mile to prove He is real ,even when logic says He can’t be real. All nature must say ,”We worship you , Lord.”
I love your bravery, you’re so set on courage,in the midst of the storm.
I’m dazzled by your strength,
You’re so hardened by all the
hurts life has dared to throw at you.
Yet still I wish I would see a tear,
Just one sign of pain.
It’s so I can know you care
So I can know your heart,
is still tender and warm.
Do you have sympathy even now,
or compassion and kindness?
Are you still human?
You can say l’m asking for a lot,
But I’ve known true beauty on a cross,
The Greatest One crowned with thorns,
scorned and mocked.
And I’ve known it to be true
that he is King of Kings and Lord of Lord’s.
How then can you say tears are for the weak? Or that pity is for losers?
Yet the mightiest of all wept!
And he is no weakling.
† “I’ve watched many tales of romance!”
Have you heard the Titanic romantic story!
Two lovers – one died for the other,
How noble, how beautiful,
But I’ve been in a place where their love,
Doesn’t shine as bright .
Compared to God’s love,
Romance is but a flickering 🕯️ candle,
Vs the bright sun and morning star ,
All lovers hold no eternal treasure,
Their lights do burn out,
And when we all stand in glory,
Your romantic story won’t be a
Great tale of a life well lived,
But a piece of the wasted lives,
The pure love of God will overshadow all loves.
And only those that have lived for his glory,
Will have great tales of love to tell.
We will wonder and be in awe,
Not because you gave your all for your life’s love, but because you gave your all for Jesus Christ, the keeper and lover of our soul’s.
All that people tend to see in the story of Samson are the mistakes he made, but there’s more.This man’s story is one of God’s power, grace and love.Its a story of God’s glory.
God uses an impulsive, reckless , immoral we could say- he may look like a Playboy or sex addict or a woman’s man or fool when in love but he I like to think, isn’t any of those.
Ok ,let us discuss his love life. The Bible mentions three lovers, one a lover , another a one night stand okay you’ve got me, a prostitute and another, a lover he seems obsessed with, or just a lover.
The first one is a woman he sets his eyes on , marrying a philistine is an abomination but he insists. He tells his parents she’s the one for him. The Bible also says God was leading him to do this, God was looking for an opportunity to fight the Philistines. And for the first time, we see Samson giving in to a lover’s demands ,she threatened with death , she nags Samson, asking him for the answer to his riddle. She even asked if he really loved her. But they don’t say he answered her to prove he loved her, they say she asked alot , and Samson, nagged, answers her.
This story has so much in common with the Delilah saga, the difference is that with her there was alot more at stake . And interestingly, God used all of this to defeat the Philistines, first when Samson lost the bet, 30 men died, then his wife is given away to another man, and Samson burns their fields etc. It is a series of silly personal issues, many immature , but God is sending judgement on the Philistines. This is the error before Christ, God hasn’t changed but I believe I can say his dealings with man have. He is not just our judge , He is also our lover .
The second woman, oh well he sleeps with a prostitute, so hey, why mention it? Simple, he removes the gates and carries them up a hill. This definitely signified alot But most importantly, he made them look like fools, and now they were out to get him, so desperate they later tricked him using his money minded lover .
And here is the long awaited lover , the one who is so famous for conquering the strongest man who ever lived. Because of her ,women have been said to conquer men’s hearts, like wine does. But so far, does any of what happened with her surprise you.
Delilah was definitely not extra ordinary or something, and Samson was also not new to all of what happened. The proceedings were similar to those of his first love, she blackmailed him with the usual ,” don’t you love me .” In this case I actually think it should have been ,” don’t you trust me.”
Again they don’t say he gave in to prove he loved her but they say he was nagged by her constant asking. She is not exactly a monster, she did it for the money.
And God punished the Philistines for torturing the Israelites , God’s glory was shown .He won, even when all thought God had lost. The worshippers of the god dagon didn’t see their fall coming. Like Samson had called on the source of his strength in the cave where he almost died of thirst , he called on God again , the God of everything , the one to whom victory belongs , and God came to his aid.
His last wish was fulfilled, alot more people than those he had killed in his life time had turned up to make a mockery of him and they died on their feast. They surely made a mockery of themselves. And God’s purposes were fulfilled. God chose Samson before he was even formed in his mother’s womb. All judges made mistakes, one’s mistake caused his daughter’s death, thing is they were all human and we are bound to make mistakes. But it’s always Samson’s mistakes that are highlighted out the most .
We all agree he was too proud, reckless and foolish , always letting his guard down. But still, the God who sees and knows all used him and it’s an honor to be a vessel of God. He is a merciful God and he can use you too for his glory .
My comfort seems lost,
My fears elevated,
The storm is here.
Lives are lost , and you never
Know whether to step out of your
House or forever hide.
Tyranny is here.
But God is in control,He is the
Lord even of the storm,He is
The Sovereign King.
And He loves me,
What a comfort.
There is love indeed,
Love you can live for,
Love worth dying for.
There is love so perfect and beautiful,
Love that’s everlasting,
Love that generously gives,
Love that never forsakes.
There is love so amazing,
Love so great ,and that’s love eternal.
Well that’s God’s love.
He alone loves us too much,
For people so unworthy.
My adoration will forever be all his.
We can’t be friends,
Mind telling me why.
I know you wanted us To be more,but I am not ready.
So if we can’t just be friends,
Why talk at all.
It started off fun,
Now it’s bitter,
But I hurt too ,no reason
Still wish you could hear me
Hope all friendships
Never do get sour though,
Because though romance
Is beautiful, Friendship too has
A beauty it can never lose.