BROKEN BUT NOT IN DESPAIR
I had some time this afternoon, so I decided to see what I could come up with for the Five Minute Friday word prompt, broken. A poem started in my mind so I began to write. Thoughts of deep desires and heartaches seemed to surface as I wrote out my thoughts. And I realized that we can be broken but not in despair.
Though at times I may be tempted to despair because of circumstances that seem to overwhelm, I remember that God is with me. When Jesus was on earth He felt all the kinds of sorrows and temptations that we do as human beings. Because of this He can identify with all our pain and heartaches.
Even if certain things seem hopeless, I know that nothing is impossible with God. So instead of despair, I choose to trust. God gives me peace and comfort as I pray and read His Word. And loving friends pray and encourage me with their words and thoughtful actions.
A FIVE MINUTE FRIDAY POEM
Technically with Five Minute Friday we are just supposed to write for five minutes on the prompt given and not worry about editing. The main idea is to get people writing. As I began writing the poem I had lots of interruptions, so it took a little more than five minutes. And once I was done, I edited it a little but all total it was probably about ten minutes.
Broken But Not Despairing Broken and bleeding A soul filled with doubt That what I request will Not ever come about Holding inside so much pain and heartache I carry a burden That could cause me to break Yet my heavenly Father understands Tender and loving, He Holds me close in His hands Broken and bleeding But not in despair I place all my trust in My Father’s love and care ~gsw~
Jesus was broken for us when He died on the cross, taking our burdens and sins upon Himself. But that’s not where things ended. He conquered death and rose to glory, now interceding for us at the Father’s right hand. We need never despair, because He is our hope and our peace.
For God made Christ, who never sinned, to be the offering for our sin, so that we could be made right with God through Christ. ~ 2 Corinthians 5:21 NLT