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!
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 never forget where I have been or 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 fine.
The world wasn't kind to me for a long time. I was emotionally drained by the choices that I had made and 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 then 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 hands of mercy and grace. He carried me until I could stand up once 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 in 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!
Jesus Carried Me When I Lost My Way
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
I didn't know which way to turn as I called out to you; 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'm lost with no mercy in sight, yet I refuse to turn away
From the one I know that I can count on, through him I am saved
How did you know that my heart was 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 and 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 deep inside
Your warm embrace lifted my soul once more
I find myself on the beach listening to the ocean's roar
As I gaze across the ocean, my foot slips deep in 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 that I have died
Only to look over my shoulder; meeting the love I have found in Your eyes…
No other love could I have imagined, no greater love than His
A love so pure; I treasure, A love I deeply missed
I had lost all that I had thought I had found; tried to keep it as it was
So many years together; so much I didn't know; I forgot about YOUR love
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 deep inside my chest
I seem to falter; seem to not 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
"Let me paint you a picture - a picture with words"
Thank you, Lord, for the gift of writing poetry!
I praise the Lord for the gift of writing from my heart in hope of touching your hearts and bring the joy of beautiful memories past and future.
And most of all in sharing my love of Christ Jesus with the world- Amen
— Donna Rayne
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