Cheryl Birch

Thoughts, Meditations of the Heart, Poems

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Hope

All was bleak
Despondent, darkness everywhere
Only heard depression speak
My pleas to God--total despair

Your kingdom is joy and peace
Why do I have none?
Crushing oppression doesn't cease
Where are the promises of your Son?

Hope--Where has it gone?
Faith is draining slowly away
My soul cries out, I'm undone
Lord God please help me pray

Then I hear
I love you, child
No need to fear
You're just tired

Start leaning on Me
Not your own strength or ability
I've already set you free
Rely on MY creativity

Mercy removed the sadness dart
Grace healed my fearful wound
Gladness filled my heart
Drenched me with gratitude

Chains of hopelessness break
Such liberty! I'm truly free!
I made a horrible mistake
My God would NEVER abandon me

Copyright 2022 Cheryl S. Birch
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Strengthening – Enduring

He stood before me
Tall and glowing
His love engulfed me
Flowing, flowing

Hand that touched me
Tender and assuring
His joy filled me
Strengthening, enduring

His smile washed me
Peace and serenity
It is well with me
Now and for eternity

Copyright 2022 Cheryl S. Birch

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Kiss of Pink Love

Barely a breeze
All is  quiet
Morning has come
To my garden island

Green in abundance
Shadows and sun
Birds are stirring
Beetle on the run

Heaven so blue
Cloudless sky
Alone with my God
To Him I cry

"Heal my heart
Take away this pain
Such beauty around me
Tells me you can"

My eyes rest on flowers
They smile and wave
A kiss of pink love
From Jesus who saves

Such joy fills my soul
Heaviness vanished
It will all work out
Sadness is vanquished

Copyright 2022 Cheryl S. Birch
Photo by author

Hummingbird Happiness

In the middle of pain
A daily miracle occurs
From my window I see
Hummingbird twirls and swirls

She comes, then he
They hover and dart
Drinking of nectar
Before they depart

During their visits
I can't help but smile
Hummingbird happiness
Lifts the pain for awhile

Thank God or His Joy
Built into creation
Tiny birds reflect Him
Gift of love and inspiration

copyright 2022 Cheryl S Birch
photo from Project Feeder Watch

Joy Drenches

And then I saw a hummingbird
Darting - Diving - Hovering
Interested in a camellia bud
Brilliant pink in green covering

Just beyond, geraniums stand
Red bursts of bloom
Seem to hold hands
Next to a purple lily plume

Spring winds toss the bushes
Trees still bare sway
Greenish buds on their branches
Promise many a warm day

How I love my garden
Such life and hope is there
Sitting amongst God's creation
Joy drenches my garden chair


Copyright 2021 Cheryl S. Birch
Photo taken by author

Flower Joy

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Flower joy Red and yellow Blue and lilac Lovely and mellow

Peachy begonias Smile in the sun White roses My heart they've won

Lantana oh so purple Oleander shock of pink Petunias syrupy sweet Pansies bob and wink

Busy bees and butterflies Hop from bloom to bloom Vinca's stand up tall Marigolds a colorful plume

Such a show of color Painted by our God On a green background With His glorious rod

Copyright 2020 Cheryl S Birch Photo by Cheryl S Birch

In Him, I Win

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It’s morning
Sunrise was golden peach
Still I’m frowning
Incessant pain’s no treat

Though days are lovely
They are hard
Surrounded by beauty
Can’t enjoy it, I’m marred

Shed lots of tears
Begged God for healing
Lived in fears
Emotions reeling

It’s hard to trust
That God has a plan
But, trust Him I must
So little help from man

Another day dawn
Hope on the horizon
He’s keeping me strong
My heart beats on

Out of the blue
Peace encompassed me
Jesus’ love sure and true
Poured out bountifully

I won’t give up
Nor will I give in
My God holds me up
In HIM I win!

copyright 2020 Cheryl S Birch
photo found on Google labeled for reuse

Blue Sky

Could the sky be more blue?
It’s so clear today
Could the flowers be a more lovely hue?
They are at their peak today

All the greens seem even more so
Verdant boughs with fruit
Plump lemons swing to and fro
Cherries wear a bright red suit

Palm tree’s hands reach up high
As if to praise our King of kings
Thanking Him with each sway and sigh
While a bird to His glory sings

This garden visit lifts my soul
With the palms and birds I praise
Lord Jesus makes me whole
To Him my hands I raise!

Copyright 2020 Cheryl S Birch
Photo taken by author

Red Rock

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Poem inspired by scenery on a recent drive through the Las Vegas Valley

Mountains red and jagged
Jutting from the desert floor
Surrounded by stark beauty
Joshua trees, rocks, cacti galore

Can’t take my eyes away
Each peak a work of art
Carved out by the hand of God
Awe and joy fill my heart!

copyrighted 2020 Cheryl S Birch
photo found on google labeled for reuse

In Troubles

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Sharing a conversation of prayer I had with the Lord God a couple of weeks ago regarding the times we are experiencing. Today I felt like it was appropriate to post it as it is not only for me, it is for all who believe. May it bless you!

Give me peace, Lord
He answered: Yes
Give me hope and joy, Lord
He answered: Yes

Give me your best, Lord
He answered: Yes
Help me to please you, Lord
He answered: Yes

Help me to be holy, Lord
He answered: Yes
Give me a trusting heart, Lord
He answered: Yes

Help me to believe, Lord
He answered: Yes
Calm my fears, Lord
He answered: Yes

Never leave me, Lord
He answered: Yes
Always provide for me, Lord
He answered: Yes

Take away all troubles, Lord
He answered: NO!
In troubles you will seek Me
I will be there for you always

In troubles you will lean on Me
I will hold you up
In troubles you will open your heart
I will transform you

In troubles you will learn humility
I will strengthen you and lift you up
In troubles you will learn from Me
I will teach you

In troubles you will seek My Heart
I will make you My vessel of charity and love
You will be mine and I will be yours
Many will know Me through you

copyrighted 2020 Cheryl S Birch
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