In Your Darkest Place By Brenda Drake

My brothers and sisters, friends and family I am giving you this poem to encourage if you are feeling a bit lost and confused over our world and its dilemmas.  Emmanuel God is with us. Continue taking the stance of prayer.  Continue to seek God’s face.  He is our strength, He is our Hightower.   Jesus is Lord.  He is in control.

 Sing like…
Acts 16:25-26  
And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them.  And suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken: and immediately all the doors were opened, and every one’s bands were loosed.

In Your Darkest Place

In the saddest place…in the place where terror strikes,
In the darkest place where there seems to be no light,
In a place of mass destruction… where confusion fills the air;
Where nothing seems right and nothing seems fair,
In the greatest valley where the sun does not seem to shine,
Or is the loneliest place that you could ever find,
In the place of hard decision where there is agony of the soul,
When it seems it is easier to of sanity let go,
The place of heartbreak where life is no longer fun.
When the future looks dark and bleak and nowhere to run,
In this place or any other …no matter what you feel is true,
Your God has not forsaken or abandoned you.
I AM will take the terrible pain away.
There will again be sunshine in your day.
Love surrounds and fills you and will deliver … victory is ahead.
Be assured of the great future prepared as you are by the Spirit led.

Romans 8:35-39
Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Depressed Jess By Brenda Drake

   In our troubled uncertain times, cooped up; with threats of sickness, and possible financial difficulties, it is normal for us to feel a bit depressed.  This poem is a definite exaggeration of this emotion; when we allow life situations to keep us pressed down.  With Jesus on our side there is no need to carry depression as our title.  Don’t be a depressed Jess!  Be a best Jess!

Depressed Jess

Depressed Jess… Oh what a mess,
All he comprehends is unhappiness.
He walks with a dark cloud over- head.
All he sees are obstacles and all he feels is dread.   
His smile points upside down.
His eyes do not look up in hope they look to the ground.
He walks with a heavy step and drags his feet.
He faces every problem or trial with utter defeat.
He sleeps many hours without attaining rest.
The day’s hours are like a sentence, because he’s so depressed.
His depression becomes a friend, and he begins to feel,
Only his outlook in life is true or real.
But he is deceived, the evil one lies to him;
His greatest enemy pretends to be his friend.
There is help for him – it is on the way;
Someone has recognized his plight and has begun to pray.
Depressed Jess has a choice.  He can choose to the Light see,
Or he can choose to continue to listen to the enemy.
If he listens to Jesus he must not in this place stay;
He must decide to change his ways.
Jess has a new name when he decides to depression fight.
Depressed Jess becomes the best Jess, the follower of Christ!

Proverbs 15:13
A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance: but by sorrow
of the heart the spirit is broken.

John 14:27
Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth,
give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.