This journey called `life’ has its fair share of struggles, trials and battles. As we all know, the load can be so heavy at times. Now when I’m out shopping with my husband, sorry – HE has to carry the heavy bags, NOT ME! If I do it, I’m putting my back at risk. It’s too much. But there are times, during life’s trials, when it can be so easy to try “managing it” – you know, “getting by”, “coping” with it all. Then one day, suddenly, the load is overwhelming.
Too many times, I have forfeited the peace and rest I could have had in Christ, just by giving Him my “heavy bags” and handing my load over to Him. But the precious loving heart of Jesus, once again, melts mine, as He whispers words of peace within, or speaks through someone, or His word, saying “trust in Me”. His precious love inspires me again and again. Recently, He inspired me with the words of this poem: “Help Me to Lean”. I pray this will bless your heart.
God bless you richly!
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My new book of poems, Comfort & Hope has now been released (published Nov 2014). Details in my next blog 🙂
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I’m honoured to be a Guest Blogger on Blogs by Christian Women and today they published my recent article entitled “Love Beyond Limits”. in which I share some of my life experiences. I pray this will be a blessing to someone …… thanks for reading!
Below is a portion of the article (for full article, click on http://wp.me/p4YjKM-aL):
LOVE BEYOND LIMITS
“There’s something so very wonderful about God’s love. It reaches beyond all the restrictions of the human mind that cause people to close doors to one another (and to Him); restrictions that cause people to go so far and no further, and for so many different reasons – status, culture, appearance, belief systems, disability, etc. The love of God even reaches beyond the limitations we place on ourselves because of past experiences – loss, failure, hurts, etc.
I lost my mother at the age of 18 months. My sister and I were in care for almost a decade and during that time she became disabled. Although she was older than me, ……… ” (to see remainder, click on this link http://wp.me/p4YjKM-aL)
I pray this may be an encouragement to someone reading it today.
Love and blessings,
If waves of sadness flood your soul,
take courage friend.
When nothing seems to help console
it’s not the end.
The One Who holds your hand today
will be there tomorrow.
He’ll make the darkness light and He
will lift your sorrow.
When you feel that the prayers you pray
are just a token.
The Lord will still be listening to
the words unspoken.
His everlasting love for you
will never wane.
He longs to mend your broken heart.
He knows your pain.
Though time has swiftly moved along,
there’s hope anew.
The Lord will never let you go,
He cares for you.
When you are all alone, remember
He is there.
Reach out and call His precious Name
for He is near.
“O Jesus, precious Jesus – Lord
I need you now.
O let Your waves of peace flow over
I come just as I am for I know
You are Love.
My help comes from You Lord of earth
and heaven above.
O lift my soul that I may joy
in You again.
I’m trusting in You Lord, for You’re
my greatest Friend”
(Psalm 121:1-2; Psalm 139: 1-17; John 8:12)
© 2014 Christine V Mitchell
All Rights Reserved
(from my forthcoming book “Comfort & Hope”)
Note: I posted this poem again, as my earlier posting
(which was as an image) was quite small to read
For yesterday ..
I thank You, Lord.
There were years that seemed
just like a dream.
There were life-changing scenes.
But I’ve come to know
that You allowed me to go
through that maze,
those difficult days,
You were there always.
You helped me grow,
You kept me strong –
like a tree amidst the storms.
You had hopes for me
when the future I couldn’t see.
When I despaired,
so misty was the view
until I saw You,
looking down from heaven –
showing You care.
Nothing compares with Your love.
You saw my heart and
picked me up.
I owe everything to You.
For all You’ve done for me,
Lord, I thank You.
By Christine V Mitchell
(published in “Forever Grateful” available from Amazon)
© Copyright 2014
All Rights Reserved