Why Must Life Hurt?

Why must life hurt?

Why do I suffer?

Death, loss, sorrow, grief,

Hopelessness, betrayal, cruelty, injustice,

All of these experiences hurt.

That is why.

Because I can feel.

Hurt is the price i pay for feeling.

Pain is not accidental, nor mockery, nor

it is the result of living in a troubled world.

It is a part of life.

To feel enjoyment i must also feel pain.

For there to be light there must also be darkness.

Pain is a part of growth.

The more I feel pain the more i grow.

The more I grow the more i feel.

The more I feel the more i suffer.

To suffer means to feel pain.

It is worth the price to feel pain,

Because I can feel hope, love, respect,

And many other feelings.

Pain is the price i pay for feeling,

So I will not hate, reject, and elude it.

Pain offers an opportunity to learn, grow, and mature.

God teach me to endure pain with dignity,

But not as a tragedy,

But as an opportunity

To depend on you

To help me carry on.

Lean on God

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.