IMMANUEL

Tuesday, September 19, 2017





What am I but a speck of dust to the One who made nebulae and the sea?
Who am I that He who flung the stars into the sky
Shaped mountains and spoke trees into existence
Would want to know me?
How can I cope with the weight of a Love
Who planned from the beginning of time
To pursue my heart no matter how far I ran?

Throughout the entire Word
One vein of His heart
Pulsing with a constant hum
“They shall be my people, and I will be their God.”
Over and over
From the Old Testament to the New
A constant revelation of His nature

Not a distant, angry tyrant
Hung up on rules and regulations
But a Father whose mission has always been
One of relationship and reconciliation
Far be it from me to overlook my need
For the One who knew I needed to know Him

Immanuel
God with us
God for us


We are not alone


-ashlyn

darkness is losing

Tuesday, September 12, 2017



In honor of National Suicide Prevention Week.


You say you are not strong enough to keep living
And yet too afraid to die
When really the bravery was always in you
To give hope another try

I cannot pretend to know
What it's like inside of your head
My ears are deaf to all the things
And all the words your demons said

But I want you to know that
With every battered breath you take
Every time you remind yourself
That you're going to make

it

You remind the rest of us
We're going to make it

too

You are not the things
That echo in your head
You are not the dreams
That you think are dead

You are not the graveyard
Of the thoughts that have turned to rust
Or the hopes of tomorrow
That you laid down in the dust

You are not the fear
The pain
The heartache or the things
You think are done in vain

Don't you dare say
You aren't brave
or strong
Or that you're too far gone to save
Because believe me, you're wrong

And don't you dare say
That you aren't worth

it

Because every morning
When you decide to get out of bed
Whether you want to or

not

You show us all what a warrior looks like

So, no, I don't know your demons
And God knows if I could slay them for you I would
Because I believe that light drives out darkness
And we overcome evil with good

And I want to destroy the things that hurt you
And all that makes you cry
I promise you that though I might fail
I will always, always try

My promises are brittle
Feeble and weak
But still with every breath
It's them I'll strive to keep

And even if I fail
There are still these to hold

Perfect love casts out all fear

No weapon formed against you shall prosper

Come to me all you who are weary and heavy laden
And I will give you rest

For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son
That whosoever believes in Him will not perish
But have everlasting life

I will make a pathway through the wilderness
I will create rivers in the dry wasteland

My power is made perfect in weakness

I know that hearing this doesn't mean
You don't have monsters left to fight
But when the devils are lurking in your mind
And you're not sure you'll make it through the night

Please promise that you'll remember
Darkness is always driven out by Light



National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255

ashlyn xx

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