• Unfiltered Prayers

    The Hope in a Groan: A Response to Romans 8:22-25

    Fruit of the forbidden personifying The pride of a heart that was God-defying From there, all humanity was subjected Cast from perfection and disconnected Thorns and thistles sprout from sin The labor pains of corruption Confined to a realm of tantalizing flaw Are earth and its inhabitants under the law A harbinger of common grief Earth’s cries echo the soul’s plea for relief Our fallen hearts desperately thirst For redemption from a garden cursed The mourning of the dove and the brokenhearted The sigh of the wind and the dearly departed The fatigue of the sun and the trauma-inflicted The howl of the wolf and the abused and afflicted The…

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    God’s Plan is Perseverance, Not Escape

      Over the past few weeks, I have been tested. A lot of my quiet times have consisted of journaling out how I was feeling because, honestly, I couldn’t focus on much else. Today, in fact, I was writing yet again, and while I reread my raw emotions scribbled on the page, I realized I had to combat these negative feelings with scripture. I was done wallowing in disappointment and discontentment. Strangely enough, Jeremiah 29:11 had really stuck out to me during my times of struggle this month, but I had never read it completely in context. I had seen it as a comforting scripture, but not for the reasons…