My Father Is Proud Of Me

 My Father Is Proud Of Me

 I continually suffer sorrows,

and some are easier to bear,

yet others are harder to bear,

but still they all weigh me down.

I choose to get back up,

to keep going on,

to honour God, myself, and others,

and everything I value.

It is easy to give up,

to crack, crumble, collapse,

but this is not my Father’s will,

and neither is it mine.

He is always with me

keeping me moving on,

and he is wherever I go

giving me courage, hope, and support.

My Father is proud of me,

He Who knows all sorrows,

for I bear my sorrows as best as I can,

and I carry my cross and follow Him.

I walk to the light to find Him there.

I walk straight through the dark to find Him there.

I walk the only road I know that leads me to Him.

and kneel in faith to touch His garment’s hem.

He sees me coming,

and with outstretched arms and hands he meets me,

and with a look, a whisper, a touch

He comforts my hurting heart.

I am a Christian writer who uses the gifts and hard work of writing to express my faith and to share messages about God with others. Writing to me is about creating messages about my experiences and the life we have in our relationship with God. Writing poetry for me began in 2004, when I was looking for a poem to send out for Christmas and I could not find anything suitable. As a result, I began to write Prayers to Jesus Christ, which was my very first poem. Then I began to write poetry about life, love, time, family, special occasions and other topics like gardening. God then inspired me with a desire to write about an inexhaustible topic, Him - His love, forgiveness, mercy, power, and His daily help and presence in our lives! The context of my writing is not limited to poetry alone, but also short stories. The creativity of writing is a necessity to me, as it allows me to express my relationship with God and to share my faith with people in order that their lives can be touched and transformed in a special way as they read the messages I have written. I pray that through my writings that God will be honoured through all that I write and that those who read my poetry will be touched by the hope Jesus brings into our lives.