Uncertain Waves

Alone…. You and me… by the sea.
The waves rock me and my already unsteady world.
I know You created this ocean,
And I know You created me.
Yet there is so much I just don’t know.
There are many things about my life
That You knew before I was born
That I would never know or understand.
You’re God… Creator of the Universe.
Giver of life.. including mine.
You owe me nothing.
Despite what the world feels entitled to,
And insists I charge You with.
How generous You are
To allow us to think, feel, and exist.
To have this conversation with You
Is a gift of Your kindness.
Here in this sandy bed
The salty water carries my salty tears
Back to the One who created us both.
Uncertain of life’s current weather,
This alone I surely know.
You are Caretaker of all You create.
None other could tend life as You do.
You are aware of all things,
As You are the One who created all things.
The world fits in Your hand,
And I am nestled right inside.
Where will this turbulent sea settle?
I don’t know that it ever will.
Sometimes You break us down
To rebuild us up in faith
That we already thought we had.
But I know the One
Who has walked upon these waves,
Walks with me upon the shore,
And in moments like these
Tarries to abide.

7.24.2022 Sunday
Written by Gail Brookshire

What If God Was Right Here?

What if God was right here…
In the room with us…
Like the person across the room?
What if He was God watching us,
Testing us to see how we would treat Him?
Would we speak?
Would we care?
Would we acknowledge He’s here?
Would we notice?
I hope I would.
But I must confess,
I would probably keep to myself,
As I am doing right now.
Is that bad?

9-25-2002 Wednesday
Written by Gail Brookshire

Be Thankful You Can

People talk about people so easily,
Judging so quickly what they will,
Judging others abilities, health,
And simply whining about others’ complaining.
They talk God out of their mouth,
“Be thankful you can,”
Yet they mock the God who carries them
Through their challenges each day.
If they are so eager to be worthy of honor,
Let them it earn with humility,
Praying for their neighbors,
Having faith in the child of God loves,
And being thankful they can do what they can.

1-25-2002 Wednesday
Written by Gail Brookshire

My World Fights

My world… it fights….
Over religion, over speech,
Over the right to protect,
Over the right to be free.
My world… fights hard…
Over persuasion, over being fair,
Over who doesn’t belong here,
Over who shouldn’t go there.
My world… fights with malice…
Over the race that no one should survive,
Over who should be spared,
Over not taking even unborn life.
My world… fights gloriously…
Over ethics and rules to the game,
Over losing with dignity,
Over honoring a name.
My world… it fights…
And it fights to rule the world.
They claim it’s all for peace,
Yet all they do is quarrel.

3-4-2002 Monday
Written by Gail Brookshire
Inspiration: Love, War, and Peace

A New Wonderful Song

A new song I sing unto my Lord.
Praise I give His name.
Lifting up my praise with hands
For all the wonders of my life.
The wonder of my existence.
The wonder of my Savior.
The wonder of His gift of salvation.
The wonder of His love for me.
The wonder of my family.
The wonder of my friends.
The wonder of my enemies
Who have become a blessed friend.
The wonder of my Daily Bread,
And the wonder of meeting my needs,
Always right when I need them most.
The wonder of my God,
Being full of only who He can be
Makes my soul rejoiceful.
Therefore I praise my Savior
Who is called Wonderful.

3-4-2002 Monday
Written by Gail Brookshire
PS. I love You, Lord! And lift my “pen” to worship You!

Jesus, Faithful to the Unfaithful

Time and time again You come to my rescue
Despite how often I neglect and abuse You.
You adhere to my every cry,
Though I betray You… why?
You hold my hand, comfort my aches and pains,
Regardless of my sins causing Your blood to drain.
You befriend me, Father me, abide me at my need.
You do not hold it against me… my selfish greed.
Lord, I love You for always being so faithful to stay.
Thank You for loving me despite my unfaithful way.

1-24-2002 Thursday
Written by Gail Brookshire

My Loving Caregiver

Hours and days ago,
My life was in Your hands.
It is in Your hands every day.
You are my healer.
You are my comfort.
You are my peace…
Inside and out…
Within and without.
I draw my every breath from You.
You are a caregiver like no one else.
I bow before Your amazing care.
Thank You for loving me so much.
Thank You, Jesus.

1-23-2002 Wednesday
Written by Gail Brookshire
PS. Forever Loving You

Drowning In Bills

I am drowning in bills,
suffocating in stress.
I work so hard to make it,
yet seem to pay off less.
I struggle to pray.
I struggle to believe.
I struggle to obey
and trust you will not leave.
Please enrich my spirit
with peace that you are in control.
Be my strength, as I have none.
You alone make me whole.

10-23-2002 Written by Gail Brookshire
(by the grace of God)

Committed To You

Committed to you, I am determined to cling to you.
Committed to you, I am determined to follow through.
Committed to you, I am determined to stay strong.
Committed to you, I am determined not to do you wrong.
Committed to you, I am determined to trust your bond.
Committed to you, I am determined to hang on.
Sometimes temptations are persistent,
but sometimes deceptive.
Just when I think I’ll no longer be tempted,
whoa I catch my breath and hang on.
I pray as I hold my breath,
Jesus, be my strength,
be my spirit,
be my everything.
Be… and be in me!

12-17-2002 Written by Gail Brookshire
(by the grace of God)