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I Have Been

For the Lord is always good and ready to receive you, He’s so loving that it will amaze you– so kind that it will astound you. Psalm 100:5 TPT

I Have Been

I have been abandoned
Lost and alone
But I have been found
Heaven is my home


I have been shattered
broken and bruised
I have been made new
and totally rescued

I have been afraid
Trembling to my soul
But I have been set free
Perfect peace now in control

I have been shaken
Felt it would never get better
But I have been steadied
I’m no longer a debtor

I have been a beggar
With no money which to buy
But I’ve become rich
Because Jesus does supply

I have been a sinner
With no reason left to think
That He would want to help me
Or be the ship that couldn’t sink

He is so much more
Than I could’ve ever guessed
He’s my rescuer and redeemer
Designer of righteousness


He is my peace and security
From all of earths snares and alarms
He is my King and Savior
Underneath The Everlasting Arms

Poem written by laurette laster © 2018 Feb

Deuteronomy 33:27 GWT
The eternal God is your shelter, and his everlasting arms support you. He will force your enemies out of your way and tell you to destroy them.


Have you ever felt unlovable? Feeling nothing is, or will ever be right. I’ve felt so lonely in huge crowds of people, I remember the feeling of agonizing loneliness in the wrong relationship. I’ve felt isolated in the largest groups of people. But since making  Jesus my hiding place and best friend I no longer have that cold,  lonely and empty feeling. I am satisfied with much or with little, but I am no longer satisfied with counterfeit or fake relationships.

No matter where you are today I pray you will reach out and call out to your redeemer, His name is Jesus. There is not a human love or a human relationship that is capable of filling this God centered place in your soul. It is a place reserved for Him alone. Once it is occupied by Jesus all other relationships come into alignment or they go.

Today if you’re are struggling, feeling lonely, while it seems the rest of the world is in love; don’t worry. Jesus wants more than your today, He desires your forever. He is a consuming fire and a jealous God. He wants your whole heart. Once you give Him your whole heart you won’t only  ‘need’ human love, you will desire healthy love, wanting to be loved and give love. Need says I must, desire says I can choose and agree with the Lord. Don’t settle for a counterfeit, or second best when heaven is calling your name.

Once we have tasted the love of Jesus we are changed down in our core. In this week of Valentine’s Day, the love celebration, just remember the greatest love celebration made all the angels in heaven burst out in song, worthy is The Lamb who was slain but now lives. Love died and rose again that we can live and have life abundant.

I pray you make Jesus your forever Valentine. It is the sweetest love ever tasted.

With my whole heart, with my whole life, and with my innermost being, I bow in wonder and love before You, The Holy God! Yahweh, You are my soul’s celebration. How could I ever forget the miracles of kindness You’ve done for me? You kissed my heart with forgiveness , in spite of all I’ve done. You’ve healed me inside and out.

Lord You are so kind and tenderhearted to those who don’t deserve it and so patient with people who fail You. Psalm 103:1-3,8 TPT

God bless you and keep you and make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you. The Lord cause His countenance to rise upon you and give you Shalom.

Until next time, thanks for listening with me. Laurette


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