A Fork In the Road

I got lost somewhere along the way
From Your Word is where I started to stray
On this path my walk began to shift
Right and wrong I could no longer sift
I was being distracted by the pretties of the day
It appeared to me that I was following my own way
In my heart I was always being torn
The separation that it caused had me feeling worn
Everyday I came to a fork in the road
This is getting hard for alone I carried this load
This is my burden I chose to carry by myself
My walk with Christ I chose to put on a shelf
I put up a wall to avoid the conviction in my heart
But deep within my chest I knew just where to start
It all started with a simple prayer
Asking God if He will help me pull back the layers
But first things first I must confess my sin
I walked away from God what a mess it caused within
I ask God to forgive me and my wicked ways
On His righteous path is where I want to stay
I must confess it is me that walks away from God
I believe the same lie that caused man to be flawed
I know the devil comes to kill, steal and destroy
He uses the pretties of the day as his decoy
He tries to get me to live a defeated life
To live in sin which causes strife
But thankful to God Jesus is my Lord
He gave us His Word which we call our Sword
From the beginning God had a master plan
To send Jesus as the redeemer for man
He put Jesus high up on a cross
To save all who’s getting lost
So if you are like me and have lost your way
Turn to Jesus, He’s the only Way

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Christ came to redeem all who’s lost
He paid it all while upon that cross
If you’re lost and have no one to cling
All your burdens to the cross you must bring
And if you’re lost and have no place to go
Tarry to our Lord His way you must know
And if you’re lost deep in sin
He is the way forgiveness comes from Him
He is the Way the Only Way
From His Word we must not stray
He is the Way the Living Water
He is the only way to the Father
So when I seem to have lost my way
I remember it was Christ who paid

© Copyright By Bart Hickey, All Rights Reserved, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015

Expectations

Posted: March 17, 2015 in Poems about God

Originally posted on The Abuse Expose' with Secret Angel:

Expectations…
must be my word for the day…
for it’s come to me twice…
but in a very different way.
For the expectations of God…
is very different than man…
for many have been wounded…
and this we need to understand.
So many of us have been hurt…
and this I’ve come to know…
to protect us from disappointment…
we keep our expectations low.

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Originally posted on ChristianBlessings:

Prayer for Security – Protection from abuse

This is a prayer (fifteenth of eighteen – please see categories of prayer in 1 March, 2015 blog introducing this campaign) ) prepared by the loveSingapore network of Singapore churches in celebration of Singapore’s Golden Jubilee in 2015 to be used by Singaporean Christians to bless those The Lord prompts to bless.

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Originally posted on The Abuse Expose' with Secret Angel:

This is for the many who have been broken by the deception of others. For many have been deceived with lies and manipulations while not suspecting it… because they operate in truth, not deception.

A “second language”…
that’s what many speak…
as they talk in “deception”…
making many futures bleak.
For many hide the truth…
with lies that are told…
mixed with sprinkles of truth…
and that’s how lies are sold.

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Father,
You never give up on me
And my emptiness
You said you would never leave
Me in my brokenness
I know Your love is true
It brought me to Your Son
You alone provide grace
For You’re the only one

Father,
With Your love You rescued me
From my deep despair
I know I’m never alone
Because Your always there
You broke the chains of sin
When Your Son hung upon the cross
Your Spirit now lives within
To keep me from being lost

Father,
Your Spirit is now my guide
When I don’t know what to do
You are always by my side
To draw me close to You
It’s Your Word I do embrace
It helps me not to swerve
You lovingly provide grace
It’s not what I deserve

Father,
All these things You do
Although I don’t deserve
All you ask of me
Is a willingness to serve

© Copyright By Bart Hickey, All Rights Reserved, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015

This is a rewrite/finished from the last poem Torn I posted.

In my mind I’m all confused
I feel I’m judged I’m being perused
I stand alone in a crowd
In their presence I am cowed
Oh how my heart is hard
I stand alone like I’m on guard
I often don’t know what to say
I want to turn and run away
But I want to run and hide
This leaves me without a guide
I want to ask what’s wrong with me
Do I have a flaw you see
I petition God I ask and pray
Help me Spirit with what words to say
I know my heart belongs to You
But I’m torn and don’t know what to do
I do not wonder where I belong
Is there something inside me wrong
Oh Lord please hear my prayer
Help me to peel back the layers
Oh Lord hear my cry
On Your Word I do rely
Oh Lord this I pray
In You Presence I want to stay

© Copyright By Bart Hickey, All Rights Reserved, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015