Save Me, LORD

I penned the poem below as I took the first steps toward opening the old Beloved Prodigal. It came after a period of painful pruning away. As I took those first few steps, I was faced by roadblocks that made me feel as if God had completely abandoned me. Not only had He cut away... Continue Reading →

My Story is His

A poem by Anna Louise Smit    Dreaming again Pursuing through fear Into Your arms so secure Hearing there Your heart Beat safe.   Dreaming again Past the pain ridden past Past the sins You've flung far into sea Into my future of hope Of even my past, purposed good.   Dreaming again Seeing each... Continue Reading →

Not Cut Off

Psalm 44 (ESV) 10 You have made us turn back from the foe,     and those who hate us have gotten spoil. 11 You have made us like sheep for slaughter     and have scattered us among the nations. 12 You have sold your people for a trifle,     demanding no high price for them. 13 You have made us the taunt of our neighbors,     the... Continue Reading →

Take Your Place

Psalm 41:11 (ESV) By this I know that you delight in me:     my enemy will not shout in triumph over me. When our hearts are uncovered through abuse, Jesus invites us into His arms. These are arms that say: I know you cannot love and forgive. I know you cannot stand up and speak the... Continue Reading →

It is Well

  Broken Pour A poem by Anna Louise Smit   A life I spent  In fear to strive My wrongs  In works to right.   My worth  To lies succumbed I longed The ache to still.   A life I spent My yearning  Deep to quench  In seeking love The lying tongues Had spoken dead... Continue Reading →

Whole

A poem by Anna Louise Smit    I see him Walk toward The harm I cannot stop.     I hear His silenced cries The lashes Falling.     And yet I'm held At bay Kept far from him.     And now Each time I see Your children Harmed.     Each time Cruel... Continue Reading →

A Promise in the Dark

Show me what I know Wrap my heart in truth For I cannot breathe But only heave Beneath the deep.   I know not how To speak, to cry The words The tears Are lodged so deep.   Have you ever read the story of Hosea? How God calls him to betrothe himself to a... Continue Reading →

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