Donna is a lifelong poet and author, she shares her love of God, and in helping others draw near to Him so all can be saved!
Jesus, Your Warm Embrace Lifted My Soul
I can still remember the day
We were walking along the beach
You carried me when I couldn't walk
as you promised you would save me
We talked about better days
Before, I was sifted like silver dross
The pain was unbearable as time revealed
all that I had lost
All those memories in my mind
strangled me with tremendous fear
As I called out to you, I didn't know which way to turn.
Jesus, are you here?
Do I fail to see my worth?
Do I fail to see who I am?
I almost gave in to the rivers of fear,
then I remembered the love of the Lamb
Then I tell Him
Life hurts when betrayal
killed the light from within
It leads one to rage like a caged animal-
How does the soul win?
I feel lost with no mercy in sight,
yet I refuse to turn away
From the one I know that I can count on,
That through him, I am unconditionally saved
How did you know that my heart shattered
and all my trust with it?
Yet, though I was on the brink of death, you said,
"My child, I truly get it."
You knew me better than I knew myself
As you embraced me through the pain
You calmed the roaring seas within
That raged through me that day
I was lost in my sins, not realizing that
you had found me along the wayside
You walked me through all life's storms
that had consumed me from deep inside
Your warm embrace lifted my soul
and filled me with your undying love
I found myself wanting more
While listening to the ocean's roar
As I gaze across the ocean,
my foot slips deep into the sand
I tried to catch myself; tried to steer away
from that no-where land
My heart aches: I don't know what else to do.
I feel as though I have died
Only to look over my shoulder.
Meeting the love, I have found in Your eyes
No other love could I have ever imagined,
no greater love than His
A love so pure; I treasure the most
His love I had deeply missed
In times of trouble, in times such as this,
when my soul thirsts for heaven's kiss
My heart feels so much joy.
It beats with every breath
I seem to falter; seem not to comprehend the love I have found in you
That when I was alone; YOU had found ME and how you loved me too...
You tell me that my burdens are light
that I can give them all to you
Just trust in the Lord Jesus Christ
and He will always carry you through
Always keep him close to your heart,
believe that His love will never waiver
Jesus carried me when I was lost-
For He is my loving Saviour
About this Poem from the Author
I went through so much pain in my life like I'm sure most of you have. Although my life is so much better now, I will never forget where I have been, what I've gone through, and how Jesus saved me!
I always thought that I was alone in this life and that no one cared about me or if I was okay.
The world wasn't kind to me for a long time, and I felt emotionally drained by my choices; in all that turmoil, I forgot about my first love in the Lord Jesus Christ.
He is right there for you and will carry you through until the challenging times pass and again when other experiences come forth that are too heavy to bear.
I was wrong all that time though I couldn't see through my plight. When I thought that I was alone, Jesus was right there, carrying me from being a lost soul while protecting me in the hands of mercy and grace.
Jesus carried me until I could stand up again and fight the good fight. And He continues to do so! I am never alone, and neither are you! He can do the same thing for you!
I will never forget that, and as I journey through life learning to forgive myself and others, I strive to bring joy and kindness in helping others to see that there is a Light at the end of those dark times and that there is hope, joy, and happiness waiting for you!
"Let me paint you a picture - a picture with words."
I praise the Lord for the gift of writing from my heart in the hope of touching your hearts and bringing the joy of beautiful memories past and future.
And most of all, in sharing my love of Christ Jesus with the world- Amen.
This content reflects the personal opinions of the author. It is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and should not be substituted for impartial fact or advice in legal, political, or personal matters.
© 2019 Donna Rayne