The Beauty Of The Hard Places Where Stars Sparkle In The Dark

A poem from the collection, ‘Dance of My Heart’, to be published in Spring/Summer 2020.

In your suffering I am not absent…

There in that place I long to meet you…

To show you the beauty of knowing Me in your pain…

Where love is bedded with such tenderness as you struggle…

There may be moments that seem lasting…

Breaths that will eventually end…

Still I am close…

Even when you grapple with what is happening and where the future heads…

I am beside you…

I long for you to know My eternal protection…

That no pain or suffering can steal from you…

My love extends past the cross where agony was felt…

And My blood shed so that nothing can separate you from My love…

My grace embraces you to endure and continue…

As you feel this journey too painful to handle…

My heart aches too…

Yet in the broken places where you give up…

My tenderness can fill your heart…

So that you look beyond the horizon…

And don’t feel limited by the dimming of life’s light…

Because I walk with you along any path..

I am your protector and redeemer forever…

Ava James

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  1. Jessica Brodie
    September 13, 2019 / 7:48 pm

    I feel this so deeply. God is with me in my pain, in my joy, in everything. Thank you, Ava!

  2. September 13, 2019 / 8:31 pm

    Your poetry is superb! I love this. So very true. Thank you, Lord, for being with us always. Thank you, Ava!

  3. September 13, 2019 / 10:17 pm

    Beautiful. What a wonderful assurance of His love!

  4. September 14, 2019 / 3:03 am

    What a heart-felt, soul-stirring, and peace-filled poem, Ava. So comforting that God’s heart aches for us and with us, how He is beside us always, now and in the future.

  5. Ava
    September 14, 2019 / 5:48 pm

    Appreciate your inspiring feedback. Thanks Karen!

  6. Ava
    September 14, 2019 / 5:48 pm

    Thanks Melissa!

  7. Ava
    September 14, 2019 / 5:49 pm

    Appreciate your inspiring feedback. Thanks Melinda!

  8. Ava
    September 14, 2019 / 5:50 pm

    I too appreciate the eternal hope we have that will never fade. Thanks Jessica!

  9. September 15, 2019 / 7:19 pm

    Inspiring & encouraging words!

  10. Ava
    September 16, 2019 / 12:16 pm

    Thanks Ava!

  11. September 16, 2019 / 4:57 pm

    Truly Beautiful Poem Ava capturing His attributes in a Powerful way. God Bless

  12. Ava
    September 16, 2019 / 6:58 pm

    Thank you for your encouraging comment Stephen!

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