Friday, September 14, 2012

I Wish You Knew

a photo i took in door county, wisconsin this summer
I wish you knew that God is so faithful.
I wish you could understand the trouble I have seen,
and how I have come out alive.
I didn't want to come out alive.
I practically begged to die, so I didn't have to do it myself.
But God, he knows me better than I know myself.
I wish you knew that no matter what you go through,
you can have and will have that ever present help,
in your time of need.
What is your need?
Do you need joy
A friend
Healing in your body
Healing in your heart
A relationship to be restored
Because he is here, he is there, right where you are.
But the question is: are you willing to ask?
He said seek and you will find,
knock and the door will be opened,
ask and you will recieve
Don't be too proud
Dont feel like you are too far away
or that you know too little about God
Don't feel like because you have had too many questions,
or you are unsure about who he is,
that he won't hear you.
He will. He does not lie. He does not change.
Lately I have felt lonely. I go through spurts.
Highs and lows.
And i've forgotten to go to my source of friendship,
joy, and peace of mind.
How is it that I think i have it all together
so much so, that i forget to ask for his help?
I wish more of you knew, what I know.
That he loves you. He loves me.
no matter what
no matter who
no matter when.
He has not changed. We may change.
We may goes through ups and downs,
questions and answers,
trials and triumphs.
But He does not change.
I wish you knew that  I love you too.
That I am here for any of you.
If you want a friend, I am here
If you want prayer, please ask me.
If you want to laugh, I try to do that too.
As long as you know, that I am not perfect.
And the joy I experience,
it comes from within.
It comes from the Lord.
I wish you knew.
You can have this joy too.
The lonliness, the sad times, the struggles...
all pale in comparison to when I let him know.
God, I need your help. I am sorry I didn't ask sooner.
I am sorry I tried to take this upon myself,
when you told me to cast my cares on you.
I wish you knew too,
to give it to God,
whatever it is.
He is real. You've wondered. Weren't sure.
But he is.
I am proof his love exists.
His patience & kindness.
His help is here.
I wish you knew.

Have a beautiful weekend, friends.

I linked up with Alissa for Coffee Date on Rags to Stitches
and Casey Leigh for What's On My Heart


Kelly said...

You are such an encourager. It's REALLY REALLY cool how God knows who to put in our lives to make us not feel so alone in this temporary world we are living in.

nthecity said...

This is exactly what my heart needed this morning. I'm in a season of such spiritual battle, questioning everything and trying to seek God in it - yet mostly trying to do it myself. Maybe we can skype or something. (I'm @nadinewouldsay on twitter - msg me?)

Heather said...

this is BEAUTIFUL!!! Whats crazy is that I wrote about the same thing today on my blog! :) Have an amazing weekend!!!

the hollie rogue said...

amazingly beautiful, poignant, and True. have a great weekend, friend!

Brooke @ Covered in Grace said...


Sharing this one!

LWLH said...

You can share yourself so beautifully, I admire it soo much.

Anonymous said...

Love this. Needed it. Thank you.

Kristine Foley said...

You have such a gift lovely friend. Thanks for sharing it. XOXOXO

Hannah Hurley said...

This is GREAT! I admire you so much! I think you'll agree when I say that helping and encouraging others, gives me a sense of purpose. I don't feel lonely or angry or upset! You are a blessing!

Jana Faith said...

Oh friend, sweet sister in Christ - I love your encouraging spirit. I could hug you so much (and I'm not a hugger...) You are a blessing.

Jana Faith said...

Oh friend, sweet sister in Christ - I love your encouraging spirit. I could hug you so much (and I'm not a hugger...) You are a blessing.

Morgan said...

thank you for the encouraging words! couldn't be more true. :)


LaurenLo{me}LoloLC said...

This is beautiful!! I am praying some of these things right now for a dear literally I went from some devotional time to reading this blog. I love this! Thanks girlie!

~ Lauren

Kiah Torres said...

Beautiful! God is so faithful. Thank you for your sweet comment. I'm following you back my fellow NDN and Jesus Freak! ;-) Kiah

One Crooked Momma said...

Loved this!!
So needed to hear it after the weeks I've been having :)

Magical Day Dream said...

So true and so beautiful :)



AbsoluteMommy said...

So thankful to read this post today. Thanks for speaking to my heart and reminding me.

Maria said...

Julie, you are a beautiful writer and have such a way of speaking to your readers with your words. Thank you so much for sharing. Wishing you a sweet week!

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