A Display of His Splendor

Life and Choices

       A Display of His Splendor

Sometimes in Life we Suffer Great Cost.

The Hurt, Abuse, even Pain or Great Loss.

Betrayal, Confusion.....even Innocence Lost.

We Suffer the Worst.  No Matter the Cost.

We Suffer so much, it caused up great Shame.

We looked all around, for someone to Blame.

But God Never Said, It'd Be Easy you see.

But these Trials and Tests are What we'd Most Need.

They Teach and Define.  Build Character with Time.

For these obstacles we Face, are a true Testament of Faith.

They're Hard Lessons we Learn.  But Bought with a Price!

They made us Feal Separate, these Fears caused by Lies.

Trust Once We All Knew.  Now Shattered through Pain.

Christ Heals Hidden Wounds.  He Removes Guilt and Shame.

He Rebuilds our Lives, from the Ruins Sustained.

They were a Foreshadow of What He'd Regain.

A Visible Portrait of his Beauty is Seen.

         A Display of His Splendor.

           God's Reflection in Me.

Written & Composed By:  Denise M. Hall

2 Timothy 2:  12  If we endure, we will also reign with him. If we deny him, he will also deny us.   13  If we are unfaithful, he remains faithful, since he cannot deny himself.

2 Corinthians 4: 8  We pressed on every side experiencing troubles, but are not crushed; we are perplexed, but not driven to despair; 9  we are persecuted, but not abandoned; we are knocked down, but not destroyed, 10  through suffering, our bodies continue to share in the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be made visible in our body. 

Isa 61:3 to provide for those who grieve in Zion— to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, a mantle of praise instead of a spirit of despair.” “Then people will call them “Oaks of Righteousness”, “The Planting of the LORD”, in order to display his splendor.

Author's Notes/Comments: 

The Holy Spirit has been after me with his insistence for days to post this poem.  Because of everything I have learned of late that my son has suffered.  It is a sobering experience to learn that your beloved child has been a victim of abuse.  I, myself, have suffered every form of abuse.  From sexaul abuse, that began at the age of 6, by my Step Father.  To emotional and psychological abuse by my biological father. To physical, sexual, and all of the above by my ex-husband and other people I have had relationships with.  I know all too well the hidden scars abuse can inflict on not only your human psyche,  but physically and mentally throughout your every day life.  Being able to speak freely about it all is very empowering and inspiring to others.  If my writing can touch one person; well who could ask for anything more than to help another person to not feel alone or abandoned.  But be someone who understands  why we react the way we do to authority figures, or alcoholics, or turn to drugs to numb the pain that lives in us because of the atrocities we've suffered.  To reach at least one person is the best reward I could ever ask for.  That is a true Blessing I would say. 

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Only you can reach out

With the hurt that has been

Put through you

God Bless you