Monday, February 26, 2024

Poetry: He Will Turn It Into Good

HE WILL TURN IT INTO GOOD

I heard a man on TV today,

Who spoke about suffering and trials to allay,

The feeling that struggles are really for nothing,

The often unfairness and our life's contorting.


He said if we could not determine a cause,

That we can be certain and give this applause,

That we will come out of it richer inside,

The strength that we get will show on the outside.


Some trials are too heavy, some burdens beyond,

What we think is fair, way too much put upon.

But, there is not anything God cannot use,

To make our lives better, to help us improve.


That does not support that our pain is ordained,

That God must make sorrow for blessings to rain.

He does not need trouble and horror and woe.

He needs not the evil from that pit below.


We live in a world that is set on a course.

The fault is not ours so we feel no remorse.

We know we can't change Satan's evil world reign.

The Blood of Our Savior we use as a bane.


Don't think about quitting or turning on God.

To God be the glory and give him a nod.

He will make it right, this old world has to go,

And all of the pain and the suffering and woe.


So what can't be changed will be taken for you,

And made as a blessing, to help others too.

Just keep holding on and don't dare you forget,

That you will come out of it richer and blessed.


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©Sandra Johnson/Draw Nigh To Hope


Christian poems about hope, poems about having faith, lyrical faith poetry, faith poems and encouragement

Saturday, February 24, 2024

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Designs To Come:

Psalm 46:1 God Is My Refuge And Strength.

Matthew 21:21 If You Have Faith And Doubt Not, You Can Move Mountains.

Matthew 17:20 If You Have Mustard Seed Faith, You Can Move A Mountain.

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Friday, February 23, 2024

Poetry: Today's Declaration

I choose to laugh in the midst of trouble.

In the midst of sorrow, I choose joy.

All things will always 

Work together for good for me.

My Heavenly Father has promised it.

I can trust His word for

He is the One True God.

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(c)Sandra Johnson/Draw Nigh To Hope

Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Poetry: God And Son As One

GOD AND SON AS ONE


How hard it must have been

For you to know, Lord,

That you were the Light Of The World

And To Walk Among Hatred And Blindness.


How hard it must have been

For you to live under

Being harassed and hated,

And to walk among

That determination to murder.


But you were determined

To enforce God's will.

Your Father, who gave you up

To a vicious world of dark haters,

Lived the horrific sacrifice through you

And with you.


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©Sandra Johnson/Draw Nigh To Hope

Monday, February 19, 2024

Christian Products: The Lord Is My Shepherd 5 Floral Bookmarks


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My creative ability comes from God The Father and Jesus, The Only Savior of mankind, is the center of my life
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Seest thou a man diligent in his business? He shall stand before kings;
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 (NKJV)
 
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Sunday, February 18, 2024

Is God Male Or Female?

I have often thought of how we (through what the Holy Scriptures share and tradition passes down) relate to God as male. Of course, Our Father sent Our Savior to be born into this world as a male.

As we understand it, the first human formed by God was a male, Adam. The Savior had to be male to repair the damage that Adam did.

I feel that God is both male and female, and more than we can perceive or understand. I believe his Holy Spirit is both male and female, and much more than we can imagine.

Our Father is not restricted by sex, age, race or any of the designations in which we have to currently live. Male and female both came from him through Adam.

I believe that for the purposes of our human race on this earth, seeing the Godhead as male serves God's supreme purpose. That purpose is in redeeming us and leading and guiding us into all truth.

I am sure that there are very good ideas presented that support the belief that God is unambiguously female. I have never had the desire to study them. I'm satisfied with relating to the Godhead as male and subjecting myself to God's supremacy.

While I have wondered about it at times, I still feel that it is in God's order, at this time, for us to see the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit as male.

We can't imagine what wonders we will be shown in the New Heaven, the New Earth and the New Jerusalem. Things will be eternally different but Our Father is the God of precise order.

Those of us who believe know that our lives are hid in God through Christ, the Son of Man, the male who, for eternity, redeemed all who believe. The supreme maleness of God does not negate his love and care for women. If we allow him to, he will show us more each day his unqualified love.



Saturday, February 17, 2024

Poetry: Longings Are Heard By God


LONGINGS ARE HEARD BY GOD

My longings you listen to.
And I have finally learned
To listen to my longings too,
And to give them to you.

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©Sandra Johnson/Draw Nigh To Hope

Thursday, February 15, 2024

Poetry: Enjoy Sweet Release

ENJOY SWEET RELEASE

May sunshine brighten your day,

And all fears faith allay.

May you walk in joy and peace,

And enjoy God's sweet release.

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©Sandra Johnson/Draw Nigh To Hope

Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Poetry: Flyaway Fear

FLYAWAY FEAR 

I went to talk to the Lord today

And all was quiet,

Except for the birds

That sounded gay.


I thought of what I wanted to say

But thoughts did hide.

They did not quiet

My anxious way.


All was quiet as I sat alone.

No words they came

But faith rose up,

And fear was gone.

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©Sandra Johnson/Draw Nigh To Hope