Hanging On While Slipping Away

Hanging on while slipping away,
it’s getting harder every day to stay.
My mind is losing its knowhow.
How long before I forget what’s now?
My tongue betrays my brain,
making it pointless to explain.
I err in speech and get lost in thought.
I say things I shouldn’t and don’t know what I ought.
Every day steals more and more of me.
Though I’m fighting, I just can’t flee.
All my life I’ve had to fight
to get others to believe I strive to do right,
or even just to believe my words.
They will abandon what can’t be heard.
Oh God my Lord most precious of all,
is this how I was to live my call?
I pray I did not waste time
or deserve this fate of mine.
I’ll cling to Jesus who suffered too
despite the fact He lived so true.

9-24-11 Written by Gail Brookshire
(by the grace of God)
Apparently, my neurological battle affecting my mental health has been going on longer than I remembered. Thank you, Jesus, for using the very words you gave me to choose to cling to you then, for encouraging me to keep fighting the good fight now! You are fully aware of my enemies, and my weaknesses! If anyone understands physical challenges, it’s You! ❤ You had a pretty good fight of your own! 😦

The Evangelistic Well

Preachers study so hard
to bring us God’s word.
Had he not been faithful,
we would’ve never heard.
Ministers serve so many
ministering to their church.
The faithful serving
helps heal the hurt.
Evangelists travel to tell
Jesus wants no one in hell.
Thank God for the evangelist
who shared from the well.

9-21-11 Written by Gail Brookshire
(by the grace of God)

Finding Treasure In You

Ministry and friends,
I never knew one day they’d be the same.
Friends in ministry,
I never knew I’d know so many by name.
My son and you,
I had a hope you would know each other.
You in my son,
I would have hope for no other.
Serving in joy,
I would not have thought went together.
Joy in serving,
I want that feeling to last forever.
Hope in faith,
I seek to hold onto you.
Faith in hope,
I know you hold onto me too.

9-21-11 Written by Gail Brookshire
(by the grace of God)

Promised Hope

Set on a hope,
my heart is yearning
to be there with Him
that bright glad morning.
Loved ones and friends
wait with Him there for me.
What joy fills my soul
to know I’ll one day be
there in that hope
that will become sight.
He will brighten my world.
No more night!
Fixed on a promise
from the Promise Keeper,
I’ll be comforted,
no more a weeper.

9-21-11 Written by Gail Brookshire
(by the grace of God)

God Never Let Go of His Hand

God is such a loving Father.
He loves His only begotten Son.
He, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit
are individual, yet very much One.
Compassion, strength, prayer meditation
are just a few things of God
to help His Son be so loving
when the world certainly was not.
Holy, divine, heavenly love
sent in things from God Himself.
He did not leave His Son alone.
He did everything He could to help.
Even when He looked away
that moment we don’t understand,
God’s heart was overwhelmed for Jesus,
so He NEVER let go of His hand.

8-11-11 Written by Gail Brookshire
(by the grace of God)

Crying For Him

Rejected by the people You love.
Rejected by Your own family.
Mocked and laughed at
in Your times of trouble.
Heartless to Your broken heart.
How cruel to see them laugh
as You simply cry for them.
This is what we do to God,
our Creator, Redeemer, Father.
Yet we are quick to judge Him
cruel if He does the same to us,
after we have chosen to reject Him.
How ironic that we say we don’t
need Him for anything,
yet the thing we need most
is His compassion in our distress.
Crying against Him or
crying for Him?
I cry, Abba Father. I love you!

6-4-11 Written by Gail Brookshire
(by the grace of God)