Monday, March 2, 2009

Encouraging words from Rebecca

I never cease to be amazed at the variety of talents and gifts that are in the young women who walk through the doors of Mercy Ministries for help. So many of them have been trampled on by the circumstances of life, and they actually feel that they are worthless and have nothing worthwhile to offer. However, we are helping them to receive the emotional healing that they need and to believe in themselves once again.

A few weeks ago, we made the decision to have a Creative Arts Director come in and do classes with the girls twice a month. These creative gifts are being unwrapped so they can be a blessing to the world. The Internet is one way I can share with you some of what is happening. There is one young girl named Rebecca that has only been here a very short period of time, yet already she is greatly blossoming, and it is so cool to see how a smile has returned to her face. With her permission, I wanted to bless you with one of the creative pieces that she wrote recently about what has been happening to her since she has been at Mercy Ministries. She already feels the need to take the encouragement she has received and encourage others with it (2 Corinthians 1:3-4: Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God).

I can see that you are discouraged
I understand your confusion
But to allow Me to heal you
Believe that I’m not just an illusion.

I’ve seen the tears
That have stained your face
And I long to hold you
In My warm embrace.

You’ve got to see for yourself
That I can rescue you
From all the feelings that torment
The precious angel I see in you.

My darling, My angel
Open your heart
Welcome Me in
That’s where you should start.

I love you dearly
I hope you know
That I want to hold you
I want to see you grow

My fragile flower
You’ve been trampled and broken
But see for yourself
That I am what I have spoken

I love you just the way you are
And you can’t even see
That to Me you shine more radiantly
Than the brightest northern star

I made you with flaws
With hopes and dreams too
I know you better
Than you think I do

So please stop running
And hiding in shame
Just reach out your arms
And call out My name

I can sense that you’re hurt
Can be too much to bear
But lean on me, My Darling
And know that I care

You don’t understand My ways
No one ever does
But believe that you can triumph
Because you have My love

I will walk with you through the desert place
And guide you through the darkness that may come
But believe Me when I tell you
I love you more and then some

So let Me light your path
Let Me lead you through
Just follow Me and realize
I will always stand by you

Just think of Me
When you’re feeling gloom
And realize you’re more beautiful
Than a rose in it’s springtime bloom

Follow My voice
Watch where I step
And I will lead you
Out of your blackest depth

I see where you’ve been
And where you are
So if you ever forget
Just look at My scars

Know that I will guide you
And if you follow Me
You will always end up
Right where you need to be

So think of Me when you’re down
Or ever feeling blue
And rejoice in the fact
That I love YOU!

--Rebecca

If you took the time to read this, it is my prayer that the same work that God is doing in Rebecca will also be done in you.

1 comments:

Angel said...

WOW, GOD IS WORKING OVERTIME AT MERCY MINISTRIES! YOU ALL ARE DOING GREAT WORK! THIS POEM FROM REBECCA IS GREAT!!