POETRY... MY JOURNEY OUT OF DARKNESS
These are poems that I wrote during my time in an intensive program for suicidal depression. They depict my own personal journey out of darkness. I pray that whatever your struggle, my story will encourage you, inspire you, and give you hope to journey through the darkness. We are not promised a life without struggle. In fact, we are assured of just the opposite.
“Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.” Psalm 23:4
“We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.” 2 Corinthians 4:8-9
The key thing to remember is that we are not alone in our struggles. We are not abandoned. In the darkness, it is hard to remember this. We feel alone, because we cannot see the One who never leaves our side. Rest assured, if you are in the midst of darkness, He is there with you. He has been there before and He conquered death and darkness. There is nowhere you can go that is outside of His reach.
March 28, 2017
Thoughts swirl in an unending torrent… no beginning and no end
I feel lost and alone, trapped in the darkness of my mind...
THE BREATH OF LIFE
April 4, 2017
Out of the darkness, out of the void…
A soft Breath and then a roaring wind
The darkness explodes into a burst of light
Shining brightly with a fervent fire...
April 19, 2017
I sit alone, in the
of my mind
What does it mean to surrender?
April 20, 2017