1. If what you hold so dear to your heart is taken away from you, will your centre still hold?
2. If you have not made peace with your Creator, nothing on earth will truly satisfy you.
3. You may not know what is in someone’s heart until you hear him or her speak.
4. Good counsel can sometimes come from unexpected sources.
5. Understand that sometimes, your friends may not give you the best advice.
6. My life is not floating. It is anchored on God.
7. Without God, life doesn’t make a complete sense.
8. The prosperity in the church of God is a welcome development. The devil and his cohorts can continue to be pained.
9. If you have lost hope in life, please get it back.
10. God is bigger than all your problems. Focus on Him and not on your problems.
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If Jesus is your Friend
There is no dead end
If things don’t look okay
Trust Him, He’ll make a way.
He did it before, yesterday
He’ll do it yet again, today.
If only you’ll call on His name
You will not be put to shame
You’ll not have to plead and plead
Before He will meet your need
With Jesus as your friend
For you there is no dead end.
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I want to be your best friend
Now and till the very end.
Always being there for you
No matter what you go through.
I want to be there even when you mourn.
Whether in the night, noon or morn.
I will stick with you till tomorrow.
Sharing in your pain, joy and sorrow.
I want to be with you all the way
And not only for this passing day.
Cheering you on when your way is right
Or giving you a warning when it isn’t so bright.
I want to be your truest friend
Way beyond the farthest bend.
Giving you all the support you require
When to meet your goals, you aspire.
I want to be your friend and brother
Whenever, wherever and forever.
Infusing you with the power of hope
So that in adversity you can cope.
I want to be there when you need me.
For that’s where I was called to be.
So that as you play on in your game.
I’ll be in the grandstand to holler your name.
Count on me as a true friend forever.
I promise to never leave you, ever.
Whether you win or you lose.
To be with you I will choose.
Even when your adversaries roar.
I will always be there to help you soar.
Like the wind under the wings of the eagle.
I’ll help you overcome the struggle.
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When I thought I had reached an awful end.
I came to know a faithful and true Friend.
Who completely loves me as I am.
And never causes me any kind of harm.
Many a friend have come my journey way.
But some of them would not afford to stay.
Many were willing to help but were unable.
A few unwilling to render help, but capable.
There’s one thing I have come to know.
Many friends will always come and go.
Their going away may not be caused by strife.
It is a normal phenomenon of this life.
It’s okay when some friends go away for good.
Especially if they can’t stand in your ‘hood’.
When that happens, I’ll try not to feel too sad.
Because I’ll soon find out it’s not all that bad.
Indeed, there is a friend that sticks closer,
Than the most loyal biological brother.
But that will be a very difficult kind,
That only a few will be privileged to find.
I may find one friend that stays longer,
That gives me a kind of support stronger,
Than anyone else has ever given me.
But what if that never comes to be?
We can always find a friend in the Lord Jesus,
Who has promised He’ll always be there for us.
Whatever we go through in this time and space,
We can get succour by looking unto His face.
He is the friend closer than a brother.
I am staying with Him forever and ever.
He is the truest Friend I’ve ever met.
He is known as Jesus Christ of Nazareth!
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You said you loved me dearly.
I thought you meant it truly.
So I gave you my heart wholly.
But you had it broken in pieces.
It was almost getting too late
Before I knew you were not so different
From the many others before you:
Self-seeking, lustful and deceitful.
You did me more harm than good
You left me worse than you met me
With scars so wide and so deep
Till I became a shadow of myself.
For many years, I went about my life
With a broken piece of heart, bleeding.
No one could fill the great void I felt
Or mend the awfully shattered part of me.
But then I met the greatest Friend and Lover
Who truly loved me as I am, unconditionally.
The One who gave up His life for me
And gave me a brand new heart too.
Photo credits: Crosscards.com
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When all your hopes appear gone
And the needed help is not near
Remember: God is still there
When the light is out
And all you can see is thick darkness
Try not to forget God’s goodness
When you think no one understands
Which makes you feel so mad
Remember: things are not so bad
When you find yourself in a quagmire
And all your problems seem to swell
By faith, you can still say “It is well”
When you’re tempted in life to quit
Encourage yourself, stay on and fight
By God’s grace, things will turn out right.
When it seems no one cares
And troubles assail you without end
Remember: God is still your friend.
P.S. This poem was inspired after reading Jessie Jeanine’s I Am No More
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