Beautiful Souls In Trusting Growth

Friendships are so rare and unique.
All the ones I have are too.
Beautiful souls in trusting growth,
Always knowing what to do.
Forgiving you for what you fault,
And loving you for yourself.
Always there to lend a hand
Any time you ask for help.
Love is kept within the heart,
And always there to give.
Beautiful friendships in a life,
One I’m glad to live.
My friends are very special friends
To which I’ll always love.
I’m so glad to have my faithful thorns.
I’ll never give them up.

1-10-1992 Friday
Written by Gail Brookshire

Releasing the Guilty

Forgiving the attacker.
It’s more than it seems.
How can you do it?
It’s hard to find a away.
But that is what God tells us to do.
We must find a way to forgive,
If we want to be forgiven.
Will you?

2-7-1990
Written by Gail Brookshire
PS. Who will forgive?

To Trust You

First, you must hold a candle
To all those who have deceived.
Secondly, you must be convincing
Enough to make me believe.
Next, you must be willing to stay
When I need you the most.
And hopefully you would realize
I need someone to hold.
Fifth, you would have to be aware
Of the cruelty in betrayal of confidence.
Sixth, you would have to believe in me,
For I am suppose to be your friend.
Seventh, you must be willing to accept me
Just the way I am.
Eighth, you must respect my privacy,
And yet also understand.
Ninth, you would have to be merciful
To forgive me at my worst.
And last of all, you would have to survive,
Knowing I wanted you to hurt.

10-30-1989
Written by Gail Brookshire
Inspiration: TW challenged me write 10 ways I know I can trust you.
Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus ❤ God is my hero!

ADDICTION

Forgiving is a task.
Yet, I must ask.
My sins of confession
Are of my obsession.
Could I come to resist
The temptation that persists?
Help me to endure the wait,
Of the things in my life so great.
I am within the addiction.
It is a lifelong conviction.
Yet if I want to keep living,
I must ask for Your help and forgiving.

10-28-1989 Saturday
Written by Gail Brookshire

He’s Still There

God is still there.
He’s still in my heart.
I thought we were separated,
but we were never apart.
He wouldn’t walk away
or say, “I give up.”
Instead, He embraced me
and gave me His love.
Why did I feel that He
had closed His eyes to me,
when all He ever wanted
was to help me to see
that I am His child
and always in His hands?
When I’m feeling so lost,
He always understands.
Why do I fall for it,
the trick of the evil lie
that God will throw us away
if we don’t even try?
For this is the time
that He promised to forgive.
He’s not going to take away
the love He wants to live.

3-25-91 Written by Gail Brookshire
(by the grace of God)

Faithful Compassion

How incredibly amazing
does Your word remind us
how You are.
So many times You blessed
and forgave Israel.
You were never too far.
Despite the whining,
the selfish complaining,
the ungrateful hearts.
You were loving
and merciful
to not depart.
God, Oh Father,
may we ever
praise
Your Holy name,
Your Holy grace,
Your Holy ways.

7-4-12 Written by Gail Brookshire
Inspiration Psalm 78

Communion With You

Communion with the Holy Ghost?
What an awesome thought.
To know we are comforted
by the blood with which we are bought.
The Holy Ghost, so precious and rare,
would actually commune with us?
We are so undeserving.
Somehow it seems so unjust.
Thank you, God, that You are so forgiving,
so willing to welcome us in.
I praise Your name
that Your mercy and grace have no end.
Please do, You’re welcome too,
to fellowship with me.
I cherish every moment You share.
It’s exactly what I need.

6-23-12 Written by Gail Brookshire
(by the grace of God)
Inspiration: 2 Corinthians 10-13

Love For Others

So many souls starving for love
have never encountered His presence,
or at least have not been aware
of His very essence.
They have searched and failed,
or trusted in the wrong kind of love.
By the time they have heard,
they doubt the great God above.
They do not know His saving grace.
They do not trust His way.
They do not understand
the love they throw away.
We are to be that love for God,
as we love one another,
bringing God to these hungry souls
by esteeming one above the other.
By loving and forgiving those
who have wronged us,
we are showing others
how His love is pure and just.
Lord, teach me to love my neighbor
as I would love myself.
I pray and thank the Holy Spirit
for all heavenly help.

4-17-15 written by Gail Brookshire

His Joy in Children

Children are such a pleasure to Jesus.
Jesus is such a pleasure to His Father.
No matter how it may seem inappropriate,
to Jesus children are not a bother.
They are young and innocent,
with hearts ready to forgive.
They have such a lively energy.
They definitely teach joy to live.
Open hearts, open minds, wide-eyed,
they eagerly take in His words.
They enjoy the love in His stories.
They will remember what they’ve heard.
Be careful not to offend even one.
Be careful not to destroy.
They are His special treasure.
They are His delight and joy.

5-4-12 Written by Gail Brookshire
(by the grace of God)