Truth from my Heart

As I sit in the corner and begin to cry
I gave up a long time ago asking why

My thoughts are racing about how to help
As I think how Jesus would have dealt

My heart longs with deep care
For peoples faces who show deep wear

I question my ability to create change
I wipe away my tears over their pains

Christ came to die for me
I wish that they could only see

What Christ in their lives could really mean
If they would just believe in the unseen


My heart longs for this community, country and this continent. My passion for Africa oozes from me. Anyone who has spent any amount of time with me knows this. This poem pours out my heart. Peoples houses falling down, multiple children’s deaths, hungry bellies needing to be filled, spiritual darkness, numerous single mothers or grandmothers raising the children, countless dealing with severe illnesses. Just to name a few challenges that,at times, can tear my heart to pieces.

The Lord has instilled this passion for a reason. A passion so strong to want to make a difference. To help bring change both physically and spiritually.
To do whatever it takes to share Christ. To be different from this world for His kingdom. Even if that means letting the Lord pick me up off the ground each night, wiping away my tears and giving me the strength to face another day.
When Paul was dealing with his thorn in his flesh Christ told him that “my grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness. Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.”

Christ gives me the strength to face each day through all the challenges and hardships. For when I am weak, Christ makes me strong!

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