Cheryl Birch

Thoughts, Meditations of the Heart, Poems

Archive for the tag “Jesus”

Trust

Fearful, wondering, what if's
Worry and rash actions
Too many relationship rifts
Why am I so anxious?

Cried out in despair
Why is my life a mess?
Holy Spirit answered with care
Your focus is not blessed

Look up! Take My hand
Walk humbly with Me
You've decided to be in command
But you're blind, unable to see

Never letting go
Fighting every change
Worn to the bone
Heart filled with rage

Yes, I'm relying too much on myself
Expecting others to rescue me
When only God Himself
Can truly make me happy

Trust! That's the word to embrace
Can't make it on my own
Must lean fully on God's Grace
And trust in Him alone


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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

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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

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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
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Place Called Hope

When life becomes dark
Gloom of pain overtakes
All seems sterile and stark
Surrounded with heartbreaks

There is a place called hope
Found in One who's true
He's at the end of our rope
By faith He pulls us through

After sadness rain for days
Comes His air so clean, so fresh
Warmth of Jesus sunny rays
Relieve a heart depressed

Joy displaces void and bleakness
Angelic hosts decimate what's hard
His love's strength devours weakness
Peace mounts up a holy guard

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Peace

PEACEBeach

God’s Peace…

Powerful
Encouraging
Assurance
Calmness
and
Endurance

Out of the Heart of Jesus
to our trembling heart 

đŸ’–

Beautiful Heart

BeautifulHeart

Wholly turned away from self
A beautiful heart is at rest
No concern for getting more stuff
Or, what others think is best

All desire flows from above
Good gifts from the Father of Lights
Glowing with unconditional love
Never demanding its rights

Joy abounds in a beautiful heart
Even when dealing with sadness
The welfare of others always a part
Serving and sacrificing with gladness

Words of encouragement and exhortation
Continually found on its lips
Doing all things, no complaint or hesitation
Kindness, peace and grace its quips

Yes, a beautiful heart comes from God
Nothing we can do ourselves, ever
Except love the One who is His Son
Jesus, our Savior and treasure!

 

Copyrighted 2018 Cheryl S Birch
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Longing in my soul

god-shaped-hole

I hunger for something solid
A touch that soothes my soul
Genuine Presence of God
That fills up this “heart-hole”

Sure, I have salvation
My Savior is Everything
Yes, I have Spirit revelation
Joy of Him makes me sing

Still, there must be more than this
From a God so mighty and strong
He’s loving and kind; I’m His
Yet my soul yearns all day long

Give me more sense of You
Show me Your perfect ways
Pour out sovereignly; Do!
Lest I faint in these desolate days

For nothing else satisfies
This hunger for “more You” I feel
My longing constantly intensifies
Please show me daily You are real!

Copyrighted 2016 Cheryl S Birch

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Joy is His Game

Treeinlightandgloom

Been feeling down for days
Self pity thick and black
Sadness creeping by says
All you’ll ever have is lack

But in me dwells a Champion
Jesus is His name
I’m asking a second opinion
Found that JOY is His game

No matter life’s circumstance
There’s Hope found in Christ
Who I am is not happenstance
My future is strong and Bright!

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He Smiled

starshower

Brilliant path glowing white
Lined with purple flowers
Stunning contrast with the night
The stars were like showers

Is this a dream? I thought
What place am I?
A hand appeared and waved about
Bidding me come nigh Read more…

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