The Open Letter is a fiction story about a woman who befriends 5 homeless people and experiences their emotions without being able to see the circumstances. This story engages the readers through poetic conversations between the characters and God. A beautiful fiction story of pain and prayer. IF you love it, please share it. As it’s not about the money, but the message. God Bless!
Why would a child be in a hospital if God could heal them through prayer?
(“If God is the author of all truth, we need not be afraid to examine what might appear to be competing truth claims.” (The Integration of Psychology and Theology – J.D Carter, B. Narramore)
“Where the truth is, in so far as it is truth, there God is.” – Cervantes)
A question has sparked this prayer
A question has caused me to question You
If you are a powerful God
A loving and merciful God
Why are there children in hospitals?
Why are people sleeping on streets?
Why do we depend on doctors?
If you, through prayer, can meet our needs?
I don’t understand your power,
I don’t understand your love
It’s stated that it’s unconditional,
So, why is life so tough?
We gather in prayer for healing,
We gather in prayer for strength,
We gather in prayer for you to come through,
But, is prayer really all that it takes?
Why do we need hospitals?
If prayer will bring the healing?
Why do we need therapist’s?
If prayer will cure our feelings?
I guess what I’m really asking is
Why do our prayers get let down?
Some people who don’t pray at all,
Get healing all around.
Some people who never cease to stop,
Are ignored and so broken down…
What is the purpose of prayer?
How do you choose when to listen?
How do you choose when to answer some prayers?
And how do you choose when to dismiss them?
I’ve read in Matthew, Seventeen, Twenty
Faith the size of a mustard seed is plenty,
And yet sometimes it’s never enough,
Bring clarity to what we speak of.
Your faith moves me in your direction
Not in the direction that you demand,
Your faithful prayer invites me in
But, doesn’t confirm your wanted plan.
I created the world you live in,
I created the people you see
My love is unconditional,
Which means you have the freedom to be.
Prayer unites us both,
Prayer connects my spirit with yours,
My power will lie within you,
This connection will open new doors.
Doors that evil has hidden,
Doors that will ignite your faith,
Doors that will show you truth,
That lives are not what’s at stake.
Your soul is what evil is after,
It’s your soul that evil will hit.
It uses physical death to fill others with pain,
And their souls to deteriorate.
So, you pray for me to come through,
You pray for me to intervene,
Your prayer leads me to save your soul,
But, you’re blinded by the scene.
You pray for your child to live,
As I watch evil sweep the streets,
I will comfort you in your healing,
And attend to your every need,
But I now hold on to your child,
As your anger blames it on me,
You say that I’m a liar,
Because your demands, I did not meet.
You say prayer doesn’t change things,
You say my love and power is weak,
You question whether I even exist,
Or if your lives even matter to me.
So, when should I take control of your day?
When your child is lying in pain?
Or when you’ve decided to drive while drunk?
To which you avoided the thought of my name.
When should I follow through with your demanded prayers?
As you pray for your relationship to be fixed,
You want me to heal the marriage,
When clearly your souls are at risk.
I aim for your souls to be healed,
I aim for your souls to be free,
I am here for you to experience true love,
Because evil will not let you be.
“We have hospitals for when we are attacked by evil, because evil does roam this world. And these hospitals fight for our healing which is a success when God says it is better for one to heal. It is not a success when God says it is better for this person to be with Him. Why not do the healing Himself if He is an all-powerful God? Well, when one child falls and scrapes his knee and another child places a band aid on him, does it not make the hurt child feel less alone, help that child to know he has a friend, and simply united with the others around him? God’s love is not proud or selfish, it is unconditional… He wants us to experience love even if we give others the credit and lose our belief in Him because of it.”
I took a 6-month break from my book because I got super bored with it. I’ve been working on it again but have decided to cut a few things that seem weaker than the rest of the book. Still, I’d like to share some of the things that are being cut out just in case it helps -even one- person. The book I am writing is a fiction story that consists of a variety of people crying out to God, but while being so caught up with emotions and what -seems to be- truth from damaging experiences, they can’t hear God crying out in return with His actual truth.
I am just a mere human
And, I do understand that.
So, when you say I am forgiven,
I know that I’m brought back.
But, God, it’s been a while,
And there’s nothing but a wall.
I’ve been praying for forgiveness,
But this wall just doesn’t fall.
I am numb, and I am silent
My words become violent,
I am angry my God, and it’s not easy to hide it.
My prayers have shortened,
Then my words go unspoken,
I spread your word, God,
But our relationship is broken.
I feel empty without you,
Without purpose, without rest,
Without our relationship,
I don’t feel much blessed.
Father, God, I am here
All I desire is you.
I am not worth much,
But I beg to renew,
The Father and child blessing,
The connection of love,
What has now become a memory,
That I hold strongly of.
What am I doing wrong?
Why can’t we be?
I am asking you questions, God.
Please answer me.
Hold on to my truth, child,
I am here and I’m for you,
If anything, it’s your truth,
That needs to be renewed.
I’ve never left you, and I never will
I am a part of you, holding still,
All the while, you try to be strong
And keep on disregarding my will.
I am the strength of your weakness,
You have sunk to such deepness,
Believing this wall,
Could keep us from reaches.
I am holding you child,
This wall is just a vision,
Please wipe your eyes clean
And see the true condition.
I live in your heart,
And you live in mine,
We could never be apart
So, stop wasting our time.
Pour out your heart,
Let’s reconnect through prayer,
Don’t hold back on your words,
This could all be repaired.
You’ll find me in your pain,
You’ll see me in your stress,
I’ll hold you through each word,
And solve this mattered mess.
So, please rely on me,
Please don’t deny me,
We have this chance for connection,
Please don’t die on me,
But instead re-die with me,
And as you die in me,
You’ll revive to see,
I’ve always been here, and I always will be…
I talk and I write
I make moves and I fight
I want to be yours
But, it’s as if you don’t want me in sight.
I am silent and reserved
I sit still as I observe
My desire to be yours
Is a desire that goes unheard
I am broken and angry
So, I sit back and wonder if maybe,
I’ve fallen so deep that…
There’s nothing left in me.
Why am I a no-one?
Of no importance and no purpose.
Deep within is a brilliant passion
That I fear to bring to surface,
Because, who am I without You?
And without You is where I am
I’ve fought, and I’ve fought, God…
And here without You, is where I stand.
Realizing that God cries out back to us has been a long learning process, but it has greatly impacted my life. We always beg for God to hear our cries, yet, after we vent to God… we move on without taking the time to listen to Him in return and assume he either doesn’t care… or that he doesn’t exist. Most of us are so focused on ourselves, wanting God’s power for ourselves, wanting God to make moves for our own benefit, and then denying his existence because He doesn’t give in to our weak desires. Just as your child would tell you that you “don’t love them” because you won’t allow them to have extra dessert or get out of brushing their teeth. You discipline with love because you know what is best for them, instead of giving in to their weak desires, you enforce what is right. We tend to forget that God’s love is unconditional because we are so focused on what we desire. God speaks to us… we just have to listen… and accept it. And then other times, we invite God in, but when it is not what we want to hear, we dismiss it. He enforces the right path for us, but if we don’t like it… we make excuses to no longer invite Him in. And through those choices, He still stands by us and waits to be accepted back into our lives. I learned that free-will is definitely an option, but God’s-Will is always the better option.
You could never be without me,
For I am in everything.
Every hug and every smile,
Every hurt and every scream,
Even in the sighs, that your soul so lightly sings.
I am in the Heavens, I am in the light,
I am with you when it’s dark,
And when you’ve fought the toughest fight.
I am amongst the living, I am holding on to the dead
How could you believe that I am not with you?
Have you forgotten the blood that I’ve shed?
First Corinthians, Chapter Thirteen
States the Characteristics of My love
I am not anything near human
I am the God that the Bible speaks of.
So, please re-direct your thoughts,
I am Who the Bible says,
Take time to get to know me,
And stop focusing on you instead.
The world will create a god,
So, let go of its manipulation.
Focus on My truth
And accept the true redemption.
Again, these seemed to be the weaker writings (weaker writings, not less important of a message) of my book but still held truth to them. Even though I don’t relate much to them anymore, I know there are others who are at a different stage with God. The attacks from the enemy are real but you are not alone.
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I remember when I was 11 or 12 years old hearing my dad attempt to convince a friends-mom to accept Christ into her life. Her response was, “Listen, my focus lies on paying these bills. God isn’t going to pay my bills. Please excuse me so I can get some rest for work tomorrow.”
I never questioned my dad or anyone else about that woman’s response… but I did talk to God about it for years.
She was right. God was not going to give her money or pay her bills. She had to do that herself. (Give a man a fish, he eats for a day. Teach him to fish, he eats for a lifetime. God will not rob us of our best selves by handing everything to us.) Beside the fact that God gave her 2 working legs, feet, arms, hands, a healthy brain, and a stable job that she pursued on her own… she seemed to still be correct. She was working, paying her bills, taking care of her health, taking care of her family, and who knows what else, all without inviting Christ into her life. She was doing – just – fine.
But was she really just fine? And even if she was, who wants to settle for “just fine?”
Let me introduce you to something that most of the world doesn’t know about: Happiness. She might have it all, or he might have it all, or they might be “just fine,” but life isn’t about being “just fine” or having things. Period. Yes, a yacht with an all you can eat buffet would definitely bring us happiness, but honestly, only for those that are wanting to escape life. Vacations are great, our minds and bodies need them, don’t twist what I’m saying. What I’m saying is, if everything disappeared except humanity, who would be left empty and who would be left with fulfillment? Who would be left with nothing and who would be left with everything? (questioned directly by me)
Matthew 6:33 has been my most favorite verse for over 5 years now. Once I discovered it and the depth behind it, I’ve held onto it with my entire heart, mind, body, and soul. “Instead, be concerned above everything else with the Kingdom of God and with what He requires of you, and He will provide you with all these other things.”
First, I’d like to start by saying that I am human and the process was no-where near perfect and still isn’t. But, it is solid and has well-worth it results.
God is not directly paying my bills, but my bills are being paid directly because of Him. And not only are they being paid, but they are joyfully being paid.
I have spent most of my days connecting with God and being submissive to Him. Through this, I have learned who I am, whose I am, and how I want to be. Through this focus on Christ I have come to realize that my character has been built into a woman that works passionately, joyfully, and intelligently within the career path I am in now. And because of this, my employers, co-workers, clients, and their families, are happy with my services. Because of my choosing to Focus on Him, the Kingdom, and His requirements of me, my bills are joyfully being paid. And my bills consist of survival and enjoyment. Not unnecessary, unfulfilling things. Does this make sense?
As you focus on Christ, as scripture guides us to do, your whole being transforms — in which your whole life transforms. Focus on Christ and He will take care of all things. Relationship issues? Focus on what God requires of you (patience, kindness, understanding, not keeping record of wrongs, etc.) Job issues? Focus on the requirements (Discipline, maturity, determination, connecting with God to find your passion and pursuing that career, faith, reliability, effort, etc.) Health issues? Again, focus on Gods requirements (eating right, exercising correctly, praying with faith, having a calm soul through the process, etc.)
The list of problems goes on and on but so does the love of God, His wisdom, and His faithfulness. He doesn’t want us to focus on the “hell” part of life (fear, worry, stress, anger, etc.) or else the Bible would have stated THAT instead of what Matthew 6:33 says. (Of course we should be aware of those feelings, cautious, listen to them with wisdom, but not FOCUS on them.)
As you focus on Christ (His wisdom, teachings, sending you to help others, having the right character through the good and the bad, praying, knowing He is involved and in control therefore you do not have to be, reading scripture, BEING the scripture) your soul will be at ease and you will transform into the person you were ultimately meant to be. That way, if everything in the world did disappear or somehow no longer had any meaning to it… you would still be filled with happiness and faith as many others would be left lost and with fear.
Praying for all my readers. You are loved!