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Sunday, July 26, 2015

Still...by Samantha Schmitz

The days were longer then,

More like the slow turning of a page,

And they were filled with innocent wonder

And prolonged happiness.


Then you began to grow up.

Life threw it's best

And worst

Straight into your face.

You tried to face it straight on,

And be brave,

Like the world told you to be.


 But there came the moment,

When being brave wasn't enough,

When reading the verse to cheer your spirit didn't lift it anymore,

And when the gentle world from a friend,

Hit your heart

And bounced right off.

It was in that moment,

That you knew the meaning of the valley.

That you knew the other side of life that they had protected successfully you from for so long...

Grief.


You felt as if your heart would never heal,

And that if it did,

It would heal back twisted

And knarly...

Forever scarred by the storms

And floods

Of this life.


Your dreams...

The little flowers,

The ghosts of who you longed to be,

The kisses of a small child,

The breeze on a spring night,

The stars that always shine,

They seemed to be the reality

that only belonged to a day called

Yesterday.


When would the valley end?

Was the journey supposed to always taste so bitter?

No one told you the valley would last so long.

And because you walked in it,

Day by day,

No one but Him

Saw the slight incline of your path,

And that little by little,

He was leading you higher

And higher,

To the mountaintop still.


But your journey felt slow,

And because it didn't happen all at once,

You thought He had forsaken you with your sorrows in the valley's pit.



But though your heart was burdened,

And the pain seemed almost unbearable,

And you almost believed you were forgotten by Him...


There was a faint,

Small,

Dear part of you

That held onto the hope

Of a brighter tomorrow.


That believed 

Deep down,

That life was not meant to be all lived in the valley,

But that the valley was simply a road leading straight up,

To your next mountaintop.


And that every tear you cried,

And every stab that you felt,

Would birth something beautiful and good,

Though as bad as it was.


Because, you see,

The One I love,

The One I trust,

He doesn't leave you when you're hurting,

And He doesn't waste your pain of this life,

But He takes it,

All the broken pieces

And ashes

And blows life into it.


And so,

Remember,

He never promises easy,

Nor does He promise that this life will always be good,

Because that's Heaven.


But He does promise worth it,

And He does promise that every piece,

The good

And the bad

Will be used for good someway

Somehow

If you can but learn

To open your hands


And release it.


And like the freeing of a baby bird from it's nest,

You cannot learn to fly,

If you don't risk

Falling.


Your dreams haven't died,

He wouldn't crush them...

He gave them to you,

Remember??


You are simply realizing that the journey to your dreams

May look a little different

Than how you imagined it would.


But that's all right.

Because the stars every night,

Still shine.

And the summer breeze still blows,

And the crickets sing,

And the violin stirs the human heart.


And life...


Is still always,

Beautiful.


















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"Now, therefore," Says the Lord, "Turn to Me with all your heart, with fasting and weeping.."

"Now, therefore,"  Says the Lord, "Turn to Me with all your heart, with fasting and weeping.."
Joel 2:12