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H … O … P … E

 

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May you reach forth through every struggle, through the darkness, open your heart and receive God’s love …

He loves you as no one else can and is waiting for you to let go of all that hinders your relationship with Him.

There is nothing that you have ever said or done that He won’t forgive. It doesn’t matter how badly you think of yourself or how badly you think others think of you that you cannot receive His forgiveness.

He has enough love for everyone.

He is waiting for you. He wants to dry your tears and heal your hurts.

Let Him.

 

“For God so loved the world, that He gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” John 3:16

Please Don’t Walk Away

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Will it be
That I
Might be
Left Behind
In life’s shadow
Where birds
No longer sing
And the breeze
Brings no refreshment
Where darkness
Only reigns
And light
No longer penetrates
Where loved ones voices
Are no longer heard
I’m alone
Alone and trapped
The door has closed
The heat
Intensifies
No escape
Lord, please
Help me
I don’t want
To be labelled
Labelled with a barcode
Where my price
Is visible to all who see
Please open the door
One last time
Set me free
‘Tis only
The price You paid
That I want
All to see 

© 2014 Liana Wendy Howarth

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The Waiting Rose

The Waiting RoseThis beautiful rose was just a bud
When I left my home town
I would have loved to see it bloom
And put on its glorious gown
But it waited for me
Through sunshine, darkness, all alone
And on my welcome return
Sweet beauty in my garden
Smiled fragrantly … just for me
Misty eyes to behold and see

The Waiting Rose (2)When I look into the joyful heart of my Saviour
I see the reflection of who I am in Him

The Mender of Broken Hearts

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The needle.

Thrust into depths of darkness.

Darkness of the patchwork heart.

Torn in pieces.

By hatred.

Despair.

Wrong doing.

Hurts.

Unforgiveness.

Unbelief.

Pain.

Bringing threads of hope, love, forgiveness, salvation.

Mending with the power, love, strength, stability …

Searing pain of Love’s death.

Jesus Christ … The Healer of broken hearts.

 

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He Sprinkled Heaven With Gold Dust

Starry NightWay beneath the sunless sky
The awestruck angels spoke
Lit many candlesticks with love
And heaven’s gold dust the darkness broke

How beautiful the night-time sky
Each star He knows by name
A golden dazzle of blanket spread
No two created the same

So within every painful, darkened trial
There’s a light awaiting to break forth
And you will know, as He’s always known
That your heart has been captured north

© 2013 Liana Wendy Howarth
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An excerpt from ‘Battling Forward’ in “Fragrance from the Spring”

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Excerpt from “Battling Forward”

“Push through the hardships, toils and sorrows
For the Lord God, our very own God
He reigns triumphant”

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He is mighty

He is worthy

An anchor in stormy seas

A lighthouse when all else is in darkness

A sunbeam shining through endless clouds

A rainbow of hope

Joy in the morning

A melody in the night

Rain in the drought

Sunshine in the flood

Shelter

Abundance

All-in-all

Freedom

Salvation

Love

Peace

Healer

Deliverer

Forgives all when forgiveness sought

Life

Mender of broken hearts

Full of mercies

And they are new every morning

“By the grace of God I am what I am” 1 Cor 15:10a KJV

Dewdrops on the roses

The sweetness of  a bird call

Yes, He is mighty and I could go on forever …….

So break through your burdens and grasp the hand of the One who loves you.

Would love you to add to the list ……. God bless.