Thursday, August 14, 2008

The Man, The Lord, and Me by Louie Blake S. Sarmiento


Try to picture a man so frail, so weak,
He was having difficulty standing up;
The path is so blurry, so hard to move
He felt like he was trapped;

He was lost in the midst of darkness
He doesn’t know who to follow;
He can easily bleed and cry
Even if the cause is too shallow;

He was indeed confused, lost and empty
Too many questions deep inside;
He almost lost hope of his dreams
He even wished he already died;

He thinks he doesn’t deserve to live
Because his life is always sore;
One day, he looked up at the sky and shouted
“Lord, I cannot take this anymore!”


Try to visualize someone perfect,
Someone powerful, someone so great;
Despite billions of followers all around
You are still welcome to enter His gate;

He is the way when you think you are lost
And the truth above all the lies;
If you think you’re dying, He will give you life
When you fall, He will help you rise;

Sometimes we can't feel His presence
we doubt and blame Him when we fall down;
Sometimes we think He left us
But really, He was just around;

He was just there all the time
My friend, I hope you noticed;
All you need to do is strengthen your faith
I hope you will follow this...


God, I'm thankful for everything;
All the blessings I've received;
I'm deeply sorry for all those times;
Times when I did not believe;

I ask for your forgiveness and sympathy
And Lord please heal this pain;
I accept all my wrong doings and mistakes;
I know it is only me I can blame;

All these challenges you have given me
Now, I'm not afraid to face;
Please guide me Lord, make me strong
I need you to be able to finish this race;

Empower me for I know I am weak
As human as I am, I know I am frail;
I know that without your presence,
Without faith in you, I will fail;

The non-believers, they asked me
Who I have and what I can boast;
I stand proud and said;
“Jesus is in my heart and this is what matters the most!”

"Faith and doubt both are needed - not as antagonists, but working side by side to take us around the unknown curve." Lillian Smith

"As your faith is strengthened you will find that there is no longer the need to have a sense of control, that things will flow as they will, and that you will flow with them, to your great delight and benefit." Emmanuel

“Where faith is there is courage, there is fortitude, there is steadfastness and strength... Faith bestows that sublime courage that rises superior to the troubles and disappointments of life, that acknowledges no defeat except as a step to victory; that is strong to endure, patient to wait, and energetic to struggle... Light up, then, the lamp of faith in your heart... It will lead you safely through the mists of doubt and the black darkness of despair; along the narrow, thorny ways of sickness and sorrow, and over the treacherous places of temptation and uncertainty.” James Allen