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Forbear

 

 

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Forbear

 

 

Come

Stand in my shoes

Come walk where I have been

Come see through my eyes

Come

See all that I have seen

 

If you could wear my skin

If you could feel all I have felt

If you could feel the words spoken in my ears

If you could feel all the pain my hearts been dealt

 

Take all I have experienced

Take my memories and make them yours

Take all the cuts

All the bruises

Take all the wounds from my private unseen wars

 

Let my tears fill your eyes

Let them over flow and fall

Let the hard floor be your comfort

Let no one hear

Let no one come

No one at all

 

Love will be elusive

Love will not be for you

No matter how hard you work

No matter how sincere

How loyal

How true

 

You will always be at fault

You will always be wrong

You will always need to turn the other cheek

You will always be forced to be strong

 

You will see others rise with ease

You will see them look on uncaring as you fall

You will see them float by on gilt edged clouds

While you beg

While you crawl

 

When you need it most

You will find no shade and shelter

You will find desert

Cutting rocks and scorching sun

You will be left to bleed

Left to thirst

Left to swelter

 

All the fruitless struggles

All the desperate prayers

All the bitter midnight tears

All the times you took the blame to keep the peace

All the pain

All those years

 

Run where I have run

Where I went searching for relief

Sleep where I have slept

Where I lay immobilised with grief

 

Stumble over the questions

The unanswerable mysteries of my life

Some things will never be understood

Some memories will always cut through like a knife

 

If you could stand in my shoes

If you could wear my skin

If you could see through my eyes

If you could be where I have been

 

Then

You would understand

Then you could empathise

Then you would forbear your judgement

Then you would feel more keenly the need to wipe tears from others eyes

 

You would laugh loud, and as often as you can

You would hug

And love

And hold dear

You would accept only what is real

What is given without pretence

Without hesitation

Without fear

 

For love has no fear

Love is honest, it has no fake

Love listens

Love heals and protects

Love lets itself be nailed to a stake

 

Love lifts up, holds and carries

Love deals in reason, truth and fact

Love will not turn a back to those in need

Love will not hesitate to act

 

Experience is a great teacher

In the loving it produces still more love

It causes buds of patience to flower in humble hearts

It opens discerning eyes to see the wisdom from above

 

So forbear to judge those that God does love

Forbear to criticise

Forbear until you’ve stood in their shoes

Until you’ve worn their skin

Until you’ve listened with their ears

Until you’ve seen their world

Through their eyes

 

 

Rach

2014

 

 

“But why do you judge your brother? Or why do you also look down on your brother? For we will all stand before the judgement seat of God… Therefore, let us not judge one another any longer but, rather, be determined not to put a stumbling block or an obstacle before a brother.”

– Romans 14:10, 13

 

 

“If only I may grow:  firmer, simpler, quieter, warmer.”

– Dag Hammarskjold

 

 

“It’s not enough to have a dream,

Unless you’re willing to pursue it.

It’s not enough to know what’s right,

Unless you’re strong enough to do it.

It’s not enough to learn the truth,

Unless you also learn to live it.

It’s not enough to reach for love,

Unless you care enough to give it.”

– Anon

 

 

 


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Liberated

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Liberated

 

 

 

Free to fly

Free to live

Liberated to finally

Just forgive

 

 

Nothing to think

Nothing left to tell

No more need

To sit and dwell

 

 

No more heart ache

No more fears

None of those bitter

Midnight tears

 

 

Allowed to forget

Allowed to move on

Permitted to let

What is past just be gone

 

 

What I almost forgot

What is plain to see

Is that He was always right there

Alone with me

 

 

Others turned away

Others didn’t want to know

But he never ever

Let me go

 

 

It was down to the end

It was down to the wire

And it was then

He plucked me from the fire

 

 

He was there

He held on tight

Slaying all my demons

Without a fight

 

 

I learnt a lesson

I learnt something I already knew

Give over your burden

And He’ll carry it for you

 

 

You’ve done what you can

You’ve done all you could

Tried to do your best

To do what you should

 

 

But if you still don’t know

But if you still can’t see

Then it’s time to just

Let it be

 

 

Time to stand still

Time to wait without doubt

Because He is listening

He hears your shout

 

 

Wait and be patient

Wait and be calm

Even the toughest, fiercest enemy

He can disarm

 

 

There is an answer

There is a way

But you can’t see it

When you’re in the fray

 

 

Can’t see the puzzle

Can’t see the pieces coming together

You don’t know when or how

Or even whether

 

 

But He can

He does

So you just have to hold on

And trust

 

 

Trust He hears

Trust He does care

Don’t let those demons

Drive you from Him in despair

 

 

You’ll see Him act

You’ll feel it in your soul

When He holds out His hand

And pulls you from that deep, dark, black hole

 

 

He pulled me out

He set me free

And now I can finally

Just be me

 

 

I feel warmth again

I feel alive

I know now there’s nothing

I can’t survive

 

 

It’s a new sun that’s rising

It’s a brand new day

And as I stand to greet it

The shackles slip away

 

 

Tomorrow is clear

Tomorrow is light

The sky tomorrow

Is wide and bright

 

 

A cloud with a silvery lining

A rainbow appears

My eyes are washed

With happy tears

 

 

My eyes see

My heart sings

And I can feel the wind

Under new found wings

 

 

Lifted off my feet

Lifted into the blue

I’ve never seen

A more beautiful view

 

 

Soaring into tomorrow

Soaring into the free

Liberated to never forget

What He did for me

 

 

Rach

2008

 

 

“For I, Jehovah your God, am grasping your right hand,

The one saying to you: ‘Do not be afraid. I myself will help you.’”

– Isaiah 41:13

 

 

“With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”

– Jesus Christ, Matthew 19:26

 

 

“My very heart is in severe pain within me

and the frights of death itself have fallen upon me.

Fear, yes, trembling itself enters into me

And shuddering covers me

And I kept saying: O that I had wings as a dove has!

I would fly away and reside

Look! I would go far away in flight

I would lodge in the Wilderness.

I would hasten to a place of escape for me

From the rushing wind

From the tempest…

For it was not an enemy that proceeded to reproach me

Otherwise I could put up with it…

But it was you, a mortal man who was my equal

One familiar to me and my acquaintance

Because we used to enjoy sweet intimacy together

Into the house of God we used to walk with the throng…

As for me, to God I shall call out

And Jehovah himself will save me

Evening and morning and noontime I cannot but show concern and I moan

And he hears my voice.

He will certainly redeem my soul in peace from the fight that is against me…

Throw your burden upon Jehovah himself

And he himself will sustain you.

Never will he allow the righteous one to totter…

As for me – I shall trust you.”

– David Son of Jesse, Psalms Chapter 55 

 

 

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When you’ve seen a miracle performed in a very personal way in your own life – something impossible, something that meant everything to you – you never forget. And you find ways to say ‘thank you’ every single day afterwards. ~ Rach