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

You knew that I was flawed before my birth
Yet You sent Your Son to walk upon this earth

You knew the choices that I was going to make
Yet you provided grace allowing for an escape

You knew the lies that I was going to buy
Yet you sent Your Son in my place to die

You knew hurts that I was going to cause
Yet You sent Your Son to die upon the cross

You knew the people I was going to betray
Yet you provided love that showed me the way

You knew I was lonely and had no way out
You changed my heart and turned me about

You knew the abuse that I had to endure
Your Word alone offered me a cure

You knew I was lost not knowing what to do
You used my life to bring glory to You

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

I wish I could say it was you that I found
I looked and looked then searched all around
I was looking for love in all the wrong places
I was hiding behind masks with all sort of faces
I would come to you then run the other way
I would stand behind fear that kept me at bay
Paranoid I stood behind fear
You would call my name but I wouldn’t come near
I couldn’t break the chains of deceit
I wouldn’t lay it all at your feet
Then there was a day out with a cry
I was tired of all this and living a lie
You called out to me You called me by name
You told me the truth which broke down the shame
You broke the chains of all the destruction
The chains of sin that caused the obstruction
You gave me life and I’m finally free
You provide grace when you died for me

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