Christian, Poem

The Broken Shell

Broken, yet beautiful.

Cracked, weathered and torn.
Filled with holes that fail to cover your insides.
It’s not natural to see the curves and spirals of your insides.

Yet, maybe it is…

First only seen and felt by the soul that was created in you.
Yet when broken, all is revealed.
The smoothness of your insides will be felt by all.

The missing pieces forever gone, but maybe you are better without them.
Left all by yourself, washed up on shore, along with all of the other broken pieces.
Stepped on by passerby’s who dismiss you as only a broken shell.

They miss your beauty, your worth.

Everyone sees beauty in perfection, but the one who sees beauty in brokenness will find the hidden treasures of this world.

Because the light that shines in the broken will shine brighter than the stars on the darkest night.

Maybe that is how God intended it to be.

His glory and light will only shine the brightest

In those who allow Him inside and let His light shine forth for all the world to see.

But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong.-1 Corinthians 1:27

But he said to me,¬† ‚ÄúMy grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.‚ÄĚ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. ¬†That is why for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in distresses, in persecutions, in difficulties. ¬†For when I am weak, then I am strong.-2 Corinthians 12:9-10

My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.-Psalm 73:26

Do everything without grumbling or arguing,¬†so that you may become blameless and pure, “children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation.” Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky¬†as you hold firmly to the word of life. And then I will be able to boast on the day of Christ that I did not run or labor in vain.-Philippians 2:14-16

For God, who said, “Light shall shine out of darkness,” is the One who has shone in our hearts to give the Light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ.-2 Corinthians 4:6

When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”-John 8:12

Christian, devotion, Life, Uncategorized

Jesus Calms the Storm

Then He got into the boat and His disciples followed Him. ¬†Suddenly a furious storm came up on the lake, so that the waves swept over the boat. ¬†But Jesus was sleeping. ¬†The disciples went and woke Him saying, “Lord, save us! ¬†We’re going to drown!” ¬†He replied, ¬†“You of little faith, why are you so afraid?” ¬†Then He got up and rebuked the winds and the waves, and it was completely calm. ¬†The men were amazed and asked, ¬†“What kind of man is this? ¬†Even the winds and the waves obey Him!” ¬† ¬†¬†Matthew 8:23-27

When I read this, words can’t describe how much I was comforted. ¬†See, when I read this, there was a storm going on in my head. ¬†Sometimes I find that my mind is overwhelmed with thoughts, questions, doubts, reflections, desires and so on. ¬†You wonder (me at least), “Why can’t I just understand whats going on? ¬†Why can’t I get my thoughts straight?” ¬†It is the most frustrating and scary thing when there is a furious storm going on in your mind. ¬†It is when you lose control. ¬†When the waves start crashing over the boat, you began to think that it will sink.

What I find most interesting about this passage is the fact Jesus was sleeping. ¬† The disciples were scared for their lives, so of course they woke Jesus and asked Him to save them. ¬†When He asks, ¬†“You of little faith, why are you so afraid?”, I felt He was asking me the same exact question. ¬†I think that anytime believers doubt and become afraid, He asks us this question. ¬†Why are we so afraid? ¬†Maybe we realize that we no longer have control, and that is when we have to put our faith in God. ¬†The key thing we must learn is that it is always God that must be in control, not us. ¬†Because really, if you think about it, ¬†what can we do when we lose control? ¬†What do we do when suddenly a furious storm approaches?

After Jesus asks this question He gets up and rebukes the wind and the waves.  What man can do this?  Only God can.  Then after rebuking the storm, there was a complete calm.  After reading this passage I found an answer!  What do you do when there is a storm going on in your mind or in your life?  Trust in God because He is the calm to your storm.  He is the only one that will calm it and bring peace to your mind and life.   I hope this passage can help you as much as it has helped and comforted me:)