My Affliction
11/2/2009 5:37:57 PM

Damages the soul and offends the spirit,
Poisons the mind and robs the senses.

Strengthened by lies and secrets,
Thrives on discouragement and dolor.

Offers false freedom and reprieve,
Leaves only enslavement and blame.

Will it ever fade away?
Will I ever truly recover?

My sole hope is in the God who promised,
I have heard thy prayer,

I have seen thy tears:
Behold, I will heal thee.

I've been having a difficult day, so I decided to take some of my negativity and do something constructive with it by writing a short poem. I wasn't sure if I wanted to post this or not, because it turned out being more personal than I had planned, and it actually didn't come out as cogently as I would have liked.

This poem accurately describes the emotions I've felt today, so I figured it would be alright to post it, since it's from the heart. The promise I mention at the end can be found in 2 Kings 20:5. Hopefully, someone out there can relate to how I feel right now.


thank you    
"thanks i needed to hear that today I've having a bad day and so i needed to here that it lifted me up"
posted at 09:33:24 on November 3, 2009 by newsoul
"I am so sorry you have been having a difficult time…thank you for sharing your thoughts and feelings here. I know we are on different ends of this problem, but I feel I can relate to your feelings. I’ve had a difficult past several days…I feel trapped in this horrible nightmare. Today is a little better and I’ll tell you why…I have been trying to focus on the fact that God put me here at this time because he knew I was strong enough for these horrible times. I have thought, “Why couldn’t I just be born in pioneer times?...I could totally do that. This feels impossible! Maybe there was some mistake made, because I am far too weak for these last days.” But God is perfect, he makes no mistakes. So there must be strength somewhere in me I haven’t yet discovered how to use…I gotta keep searching. I know God loves us, and he sent each of us here at the last days because he knew we are strong enough…He did not send us here to fail. Ette, my thoughts and prayers are with you…I KNOW you have the power to succeed!! This is hard…but WE can do this!!"
posted at 11:57:55 on November 3, 2009 by summer
"I know you can overcome this, I have faith in you. You may not believe this, but you are a spiritual powerhouse. I believe in you."
posted at 15:58:31 on November 4, 2009 by adrastos
Fantastic Idea    
"I think that taking your frustrations & putting them in a creative outlet is a wonderful idea. You not only find a release in it, but you know have something beautiful to share with everyone on the site."
posted at 22:52:33 on November 5, 2009 by needhelp38

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