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No Feeling Is Final

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My heart is broken.

Words refuse to go unspoken.

So many hurting people.

Longing for a hidden steeple.

People die… people grieve.

Always afraid when people leave.

People living daily with heart-wrenching trauma.

Unknowingly causing deep-rooted drama.

We judge the broken.

Hurt the hurting and soft-spoken.

We too are broken and incomplete.

Yet, always thinking we are of the elite.

Conquering this Earth is fiercely tough.

Learning to let go and deal with our stuff.

Few escape this world unscathed.

Continually feeling betrayed.

Living and pain go hand and hand.

Continually fearing a reprimand.

Where is the hope?

When we’re at the end of our rope.

Where can we turn?

When the world seems stern.

Look to the skies.

When your tired of  all the lies.

Seek the creator of the Earth and sky.

God is always there… He promises to hear your cry.

Remember… This too shall pass.

Your pain will not last.

Always remember… NO FEELING IS FINAL!!!

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When God Waits To Amaze

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Like a shark just beneath the ocean waters,

uncertainty lurks.

The unknowns of the future,

stealing my comfort of familiarity.

Like secretive dolphins waiting to put on a good show,

God waits to amaze.

In times of uncertainty,

my faith is challenged.

My doubts shift my focus away from God,

threatening to steal my firm foundation.

Life’s circumstances are fickle,

God’s promises steady and true

Like the creatures of the sea,.

I take my doubts, my fears, my human weaknesses…

the future’s unknowns…

To the one who holds the future…

To the one who holds my heart…

To the one who guides my steps…

To the one who continually calms my deepest fears.

To the God who has never left me stranded.

He awaits to amaze me,

With His Beautiful purpose,

His plan revealed.

“I love how God speaks to my heart through song… here is a song He used to speak to my heart today!”

I Will Trust In You

Letting go of every single dream
I lay each one down at Your feet
Every moment of my wandering
Never changes what You see

I’ve tried to win this war I confess
My hands are weary I need Your rest
Mighty Warrior, King of the fight
No matter what I face, You’re by my side

When You don’t move the mountains I’m needing You to move
When You don’t part the waters I wish I could walk through
When You don’t give the answers as I cry out to You
I will trust, I will trust, I will trust in You!

Truth is, You know what tomorrow brings
There’s not a day ahead You have not seen
So, in all things be my life and breath
I want what You want Lord and nothing less

When You don’t move the mountains I’m needing You to move
When You don’t part the waters I wish I could walk through
When You don’t give the answers as I cry out to You
I will trust, I will trust, I will trust in You!

You are my strength and comfort
You are my steady hand
You are my firm foundation; the rock on which I stand

Your ways are always higher
Your plans are always good
There’s not a place where I’ll go, You’ve not already stood

When You don’t move the mountains I’m needing You to move
When You don’t part the waters I wish I could walk through
When You don’t give the answers as I cry out to You
I will trust, I will trust, I will trust in You!

I will trust in You!

Psalm 9:10 “Those who know your name will trust in you, for you, LORD, have never forsaken those who seek you.”
Psalm 20:7 “Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God.”
Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”
Blessings, Crystal Ridlon
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True Love

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The familiar sand squishes through my toes,

As the familiar sensation of your hand covers mine.

We walk along the same beach,

Where 15 years before we walked as newly weds.

Young… In love… Uncertain as to the events that lay ahead.

Babies… financial struggles… graduate school,

Laughter… quarrels… and undying devotion.

Through the joys, the sorrows, and the trials,

We walk together…

Hand & hand…

Heart to heart…

Soul to soul…

We love together.

Marital bliss… sometimes.

Marital discord… all too often.

Marital commitment… The glue that  holds us together.

Our commitment made to God…

The key to a successful marriage.

The vows we made before God, ourselves, each other, family, and friends…

The beginning of lifelong love.

Our love… 15 years later,

Stronger…

Deeper…

Richer…

Purer…

With each day that passes,

Praying together… living together…

Serving one another… encouraging one another…

Challenging the other… building up the other…

These are the ingredients to… A happy marriage.

A love built on undying commitment,

Hearts refusing to shrivel in bitterness,

Determination to continually forgive,

A love built on our devotion to serving … the One True God… TOGETHER!

This… my love… is “TRUE LOVE”!!!