divine paradox

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i came
to break your walls
relieve your sorrow
not
bring peace
but a sword.

I came so you
can live your life
free and within the
bounds of my
Father’s will.

I came to die so that you
may live.

Walking on Water

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Marunong pala akong
magsulat ng tula.

 

- 01.08.09 -

 

As the storm rages You call me out of the boat and
we walk together,
You and I.

 

I’ll walk to You first
and when I’m near You’ll
hold my hand and
the journey to You seems
long and arduous
but a mere few meters away
but I’m standing here
walking on water
I can’t believe it but it’s really happening!

 

You smile and hold your hand out
and there’s lightning behind You
but there’s this
really
peaceful look
on your face,
beckoning me without words,
“Come, my daughter,
be not afraid,
for I am here.”

 

and I walk
and it’s exhilarating
I feel like I’m floating
but I’m not,
it’s You,
it’s all You,
doing all the work,
making me seem weightless
and unburdened.

Twenty-six

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I can’t even begin to explain just how awesome I feel right now.

It’s all because of You, Lord. :)

Thank You. For all that You are. For Who You are. Just when I thought my life would amount to nothing, You remain faithful and true to Your Word—to bring all people to Yourself—and that includes me.

To borrow from a friend, You saved me just in time.

I can’t imagine how my life would’ve turned out if You weren’t there.

In the same vein, I can’t imagine how my life would turn out like in the next few days, weeks, months, and years. All I know is, You will be there. Just like You always have.

YOU simply make all the difference.

Psalm 34

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1 I will extol the LORD at all times;
his praise will always be on my lips.
2 My soul will boast in the LORD;
let the afflicted hear and rejoice.
3 Glorify the LORD with me;
let us exalt his name together.

4 I sought the LORD, and he answered me;
he delivered me from all my fears.
5 Those who look to him are radiant;
their faces are never covered with shame.
6 This poor man called, and the LORD heard him;
he saved him out of all his troubles.
7 The angel of the LORD encamps around those who fear him,
and he delivers them.

8 Taste and see that the LORD is good;
blessed is the man who takes refuge in him.
9 Fear the LORD, you his saints,
for those who fear him lack nothing.
10 The lions may grow weak and hungry,
but those who seek the LORD lack no good thing.

11 Come, my children, listen to me;
I will teach you the fear of the LORD.
12 Whoever of you loves life
and desires to see many good days,
13 keep your tongue from evil
and your lips from speaking lies.
14 Turn from evil and do good;
seek peace and pursue it.

15 The eyes of the LORD are on the righteous
and his ears are attentive to their cry;
16 the face of the LORD is against those who do evil,
to cut off the memory of them from the earth.

17 The righteous cry out, and the LORD hears them;
he delivers them from all their troubles.
18 The LORD is close to the brokenhearted
and saves those who are crushed in spirit.

19 A righteous man may have many troubles,
but the LORD delivers him from them all;
20 he protects all his bones,
not one of them will be broken.

21 Evil will slay the wicked;
the foes of the righteous will be condemned.
22 The LORD redeems his servants;
no one will be condemned who takes refuge in him.