To the anon who felt like he/she was far away from God. You’re not alone.

I always come back to You Lord
No matter how far I run away
No matter what distance stretches
Like a vast crevasse between us
I always look back to where You are.

All this time, I thought you left
Because I no longer felt you there.
But You never did. You never will.
Turns out, I did the leaving.

"I wish my feelings
could tumble out of my mouth
so I do not drown."
Haiku #3

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Because I know I’m not alone. 

Hopelessness is not beautiful.
It drains your scarlet cheeks to
ash, until your lips turn blue.
You will taste nothing but 
cinders and regret on your
tongue as you kiss your
twentieth lover’s mouth.
He will convince you it’s true.

Your blood will curdle, and when
you break your ribs apart to 
salvage your heart, it will be
nothing but rotting flesh.
Your mother’s china boasts
more strength than the
tortuous hollow of your veins.

Your eyes will be smothered
with what you don’t have
instead of what you do have,
and the dreams you remember
will be forgotten in the morning.

Hopelessness is not beautiful.
Love is. Hope is. God is.
Choose them instead.

—Note to self: Choose hope 

"Following God isn’t glamorous, but it is so beautiful. Your hands will get dirty & your heart will get wrecked, but love makes it worth it." Julianne Wilson (via rahgodgirl)
"What did Jesus do on the cross? He forgave unconditionally. This is what it means to take up your cross and follow Jesus—to forgive unconditionally. When we reduce taking up the cross to adopting Christian doctrine alone, we deprive Christianity of its true beauty. And Christianity deprived of its true beauty can become downright ugly!" Brian Zahnd, Unconditional (via contrariansoul)
"The devil loves it when we say we believe then prioritize everything in our lives ahead of God." A.W.Tozer (via bibledevotionals)

Just like any relationships, low points in your walk with Jesus are inevitable. It will be there, no matter how much you listen to Christian songs or read your Bible or listen to sermon podcasts. Trust me, I’m in one of those low points right now.

But you know what keeps me hoping, and praising, and worshiping even when I don’t feel like it? Knowing that unlike worldly relationships, Jesus’ love for me will never, EVER waver. Even when I don’t feel like praising Him. Even when I’m left with mistrust and doubts. Even when I keep on falling and stumbling around. He loves me still.

"Jesus is all about changing hearts." six word story, #24
"Sometimes you need to fall apart so God can put you back together even better. Gods got you in his palm, learn to trust where He is taking you." (via illestmisfit)
"Stop beating yourself up. You are a work in progress - which means you get there a little at a time, not all at once." Unknown (via onlinecounsellingcollege)
"You are so used to your features, you don’t know how beautiful you look to a stranger." (via bl-ossomed)
"The fact that our heart yearns for something Earth can’t supply is proof that Heaven must be our home." C.S. Lewis (via actorslifeforme)
"While I know myself as a creation of God, I am also obligated to realize and remember that everyone else and everything else are also God’s creation." Maya Angelou  (via dancebeforethelord)
Saved by His grace.

Hello there, stranger!
Jane. Filipina. Los Angeles, CA

This blog will be mostly about who God is in my life, but I will be posting random stuff as well. You can check my prose and poetry to see who I used to be. But now, I am fierce of lover of Jesus Christ. I draw my strength from His faithfulness, my peace from His love and my identity from His grace.
John 3:30


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