So much of life can lay us low, bring defeat, discouragement and despair.
As part of the overcoming process we need to be reminded about God’s power to save and pull us out of any pit we may have fallen into.
Even if we feel isolated and lost, we are never alone in any battle we may face.
Christ has already secured victory for us at the cross.
It is ours by faith.
His strength and grace are always available.
We are also part of His body.
Each one of us held and encouraged by the wisdom, comfort and prayers of others.
Together we are stronger.
No matter what we go through, we can have hope rising from the ashes of our painful and challenging experiences.
Today, I am celebrating the ability God gives us to support one another to rise above our circumstances.
We rise up bold
shaking off dust and ashes
for we are the brave and the free
kicking away the lies
and deceit of the enemy
now in tatters at our feet
as we take our place
let us embrace
our stories, who we are
how far we have come
renewed, redeemed children
of grace and hope
no longer at the end
dangling on bitten rope
rising, climbing strong
to the glory that awaits us
and enjoying the view
while we eschew all
that no longer belongs
as part of our lives
as truth believers
weavers of story
strong through struggle
tensile with tenderness
love and compassion
as we seek…
above all things
to be true
to the future
where hope rests
eternal in all
and nothing else
will ever snarl
trip us up
or make us fall
This is Day 4 of #poetryforthesoul Hope you can join me again tomorrow
13 thoughts on “Climbing strong”
We have such a wonderful hope, such a secure future and such a Savior that we can rejoice with truly, genuine thankful hearts even amidst great suffering.
Dear Mia, thank you so much for your encouraging comment! Yes, we do indeed have “such a wonderful hope, such a secure future and such a Saviour”. Amen. And this gives us reason to be thankful no matter what we are going through. Blessings xx
Today’s poem has a good feel to it, Joy, a victorious feel, not of simply coping, but overcoming, more than conquerors through Him who loves us! I especially liked the phrase, “ renewed, redeemed children of grace and hope, no longer at the end, dangling on bitten rope,” and again, “ bringing encouragement as truth believers, truth bearers, weavers of story,strong through struggle, tensile with tenderness, love, and compassion.” Very enjoyable!
Yes, that was the intention, Neil. Hope can rise midst the most challenging of circumstances and we all need reminders at times of being overcomers in Christ. As usual, your perception of the essence of a poem is spot on! Thanks very much, my friend. 🙂
LOVE these words…”Christ has already secured victory for us at the cross.” There is our absolute! We are “children of grace and hope” our redeemer liveth! Thank you, Joy for yet another uplifting write! chalked full of glory nuggets! 🙂 xx
“Glory nuggets.” Hmmm…I like that!
It’s great isn’t it, Neil? Kathy has such a poetic turn of phrase. 🙂
Yes, indeed, Kathy. Our victory is already secured! But, oh, how quickly we forget it when trials come. Thank you for your lovely encouraging words! 🙂 xx
Praise God for His affirming word! Love the encouraging tone of this, positive confirmation of our strength in Christ.
Thank you, Mandy. I’m so pleased this spoke to you! We have much to celebrate when we think “of our strength in Christ”. Bless you, my friend. Xx
This was so encouraging. Keep climbing, my sister. 🙂
Thank you, Lyli. I aim to do just that, no matter how hard or steep it can be. And with supportive sisters like you, the climb is less arduous! Bless you 🙂 x