Weekend Words and Sunday Stanzas – 12/11/2011

This week’s topic of being half-empty, feeling depleted and lost, reminded me of a poem I wrote years ago. I think this applies, especially for many in this season who struggle to find the joy and reason to celebrate that is so often sold.

 

frustrations
daniel m  klem

when You do not seem to answer
i get frustrated
when You do not do what i ask
i get frustrated
when no one listens about You
i get frustrated
when i can not seem to find You
i get frustrated
when i can not seem to love You
i get frustrated
when i can not feel Your love
i want to cry

Taken from simple words for God from a simple man of God by daniel m  klem, page 40.

Here is a little reminder for you:

No matter what is going on in your life, no matter how frustrating and lonely you feel in any situation, God loves you so much that He came and sacrificed Himself for you. Life might seem horrible now, but imagine being one with complete love and joy and then being cut off and separated from that complete love and joy. That is what Jesus Christ did for you. He gave up His life, suffered the most horrible shame, frustration, abuse, and loneliness that any person can feel, all because of His love for you. Most amazing of all, He came back to life to give you hope that He has overcome all of that, and He wants you to overcome it all in and through Him.

Do not give in to your frustrations. Give in to the restoring and renewing power of the grace of God the Father through Jesus Christ’s life, death, and resurrection, which we have access to through the Holy Spirit! It can be tough, but He wants to help you. Trust in Him. I cannot promise that your frustrations will go away, but I can promise that you find your outlook change and your hope grow.

Merry Christmas!

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