April was vile,
April betrayed me,
April was cruel,
and I’d tell you the tale
of that time when
I held my pride
chose cunning enemies
over wise friends
And the trick of the prick
stuck with me
painted me white and pale
painted my hands red.
Now who’s the saint?
And who’s full of follies?
And though horizons are bright
Hearty shades of blue appear
Deceiving me before they loom.
Above me crowns glisten, light
but as the wise say
not all things that gleam are gold
And I have been told
To leave the fool with himself
But I sat there and stayed.
Now there are no days I regret not
The days I could have lived with peace
But downtrodden spirits fought back
And that day I laughed and got drunk
Merry with the fool, blind to his stunt.
Wishing I had enough erudition to flee.
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Are you right down in the dumps? Stop digging!
Every one of us is confronted with painful events: unexpected job loss, a friend who betrays you, a partner that cheats on you, someone close who commits suicide. It can shake us up considerably and force us to stand still.
To dig is good
Preferably with people whom you trust and who love you. To stand still with them and to get down to the bottom and confront the pain can be healing and enriching. Because at the bottom of the pit lie all the answers you can only find there. Often they are hidden treasures that determine how – and how quickly- you get out of the dumps.
But what if the dumps are your place of residence ?
There are people who never recover from a tragedy and remain a shadow of who they were the rest of their lives. They live in the dumps. There they dig endlessly, because one way or another it protects them from the pain of life.
On the other hand there are people who – however deep they are in trouble – they find a way out. They emerge stronger, fuller, richer. They experience that…
There is no darkness without light!
Lev Isaakovitsj Sjestov / Lev Isaakovich Shestov at a young age
There are questions that remain unanswered. There is injustice that gives us a feeling of desolation. There is pain we cannot be reconciled with. In the middle of all of this the philosopher Lev Sjestov wants to impress on us ‘that he who is lost in eternity and to himself – and is in the mercy of immeasurable despair – is capable of paying attention to the ultimate reality’.
And this miracle happens within us. It points without doubt and irrevocably to our heart. That is where it happens. From the heart we can raise from any dump, any grave or death because life does not let go of us, light does not give up on us, because right across everything… we are carried through.
We wish you to meet people you can draw on.
Dutch original by Bond zonder Naam: Zit je in de put? Stop dan met graven!
Please do find additional reading:
- Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair
- If there is bitterness in the heart
- Walking through the valley of the shadow of death
- Hope begins in the dark
- Some one or something to fear #6 Faith in the Most High
- Getting fate in your change to positiveness
- Let us not forget it was God who chose us
- Man’s plans prevailed by God’s purpose
- God doesn’t call the qualified
- Trusting, Faith, Calling and Ascribing to Jehovah #17 Sorts of prayers
- Sow and harvests in the garden of your heart
- A good idea to halt all activity for one hour some day
- We should use the Bible every day
- Rest thy delight on Jehovah
- Being thankful
- 20 Best Gratitude Quotes
- All I want is peace!!!
- A cheerful heart filled of hope good medicine
- Open your heart
- Keep your heart on the right path
- The chief function of the body is to carry the brain around
- Picking Stones
- Got Dumped Dumpys Mini Game (forums.makingmoneywithandroid.com)
Getting dumped can be a painful matter, so imagine how Dumpy feels! He just got dumped – into the toilet no less, and then flushed into the sewers. Help him stay “alive” by navigating between the pipes.Who is Dumpy your asking? Well, simply said he is a poo. Well, yes sorry to tell you, but he is a simple and lovely retro poo character who just got dumped and tries nothing else than not crossing the line between staying alive and getting smashed by the pipes. And thats what this mini game is all about.
- SL Letter of the Day: Pain Can’t Be Avoided (slog.thestranger.com)
Three years ago my ex-boyfriend killed himself after I ended our three year relationship. He had made veiled threats while we were together about suicide—saying things like he couldn’t make it without me, etc. His death has been very difficult for me and I’ve been in weekly therapy to grieve and work through my anger, guilt, and sadness. Ultimately, the experience has been transformative and it has forced me to grow as an individual. I now live more authentically, intentionally and have more purpose.
- Dumped Me Like a Fly ,now Ya Want Me Back But Why (michellelagatule.wordpress.com)
No none nowadays takes seconds for chance
- The Masochist (jepoypapabol.wordpress.com)
He enjoys the pain that life gives when it f*cks him up. down on the ground, dirt all over but with a smile. whipped by sorrow, punished by consequences and it just made him stronger. He got his ass kicked and got up only to get kicked again. wiped away all those tears only to find his eyes wet again. He crawls on mud, breaks through glass and rolls over fire.
- Praising God in the storm (daughterbydesign.wordpress.com)
I’ve always wished that my life was perfect, pain-free, and easy. But that’s never guaranteed when you are Christian. God says that the path He calls us to walk is narrow, not wide.It’s not a path that many people will choose because it’s hard. It’s a path that leads you through valleys and storms. It’s a path that includes dying to your own self and being different from the world.
- Aches and pains (thedistinctdot.com)
When you hear the words “aches and pains” I’m sure you thought of physical pain, maybe a time when you strained a muscle or went over on your ankle. But “aches and pains” don’t need to be physical aches and pains for God to heal them, as God looks after us emotionally as well as physically, and therefore He has promised to heal our emotional aches and pains too.
- God Isn’t Testing Me… I’m Testing God (jsb10711.wordpress.com)
All pain, suffering, misery & trouble, comes from self-will… not God’s will.
All the trials & tribulations that I thought God put me through, where actually me testing God & myself to see if ‘my’ way would somehow work out better than God’s way.
- Every day is a fight with Chronic pain (youthofanation.com)
When one is in very great pain and fear, it is extremely difficult to pray coherently, and I could only raise my mind in anguish to God and ask for strength to hold on.” – Sheila Cassidy
- God in your life (linmeyercatholiccommunity.wordpress.com)
“I cannot simply live with an idea of God, because when grief and pain enter, they tend to remove any ideas that we hold as true. But when we have God in His fullness, we are not left in a room alone with grief and pain; because God is in there with us, sharing in our sufferings and showing us that He is not just the God who conquered death, He is the God who lives life with us.
- Healing The Heart (ireport.cnn.com)
In this moment I declare and surrender all pain of the past to the transformative, transfigurative Power of God. For I know that All that I experience to be trusted as God’s mystery of awakening me further. I take full responsibility for every experience in my life, especially the painful ones – knowing that Divine Perfection has called my soul to awaken through each experience – both the painful experiences and the easy experiences. I acknowledge the great gifts that have come from the pain: Wisdom, Courage, Strength, greater Compassion, the ability to help others, and a release from illusion. I embrace even more fully each of these for myself, right now in this moment. And I remain open in trusting surrender to further awakening God always has for me.
So many people may feel betrayed by this life, or by the life their parents presented them. We can find many people who have been wounded by the people around them and by the traps they fell into.
Many have lost hope in the One Whom they call From Above. But they forget He is and always shall be with them. But He knows, because humankind doubted His right to rule, that His Light shall be able to shine in the darkness and to touch some feeble souls. Those who are willing to look for Him shall be able to find Him.
Other Articles of interest:
- Darkness, light, burning fire, Truth and people in it
- Trusting, Faith, Calling and Ascribing to Jehovah #5 Prayer #1 Listening Sovereign Maker
- Praise the most High Jehovah God above all
- We all have to have dreams
- life in Jehovah Jireh (patrickjnrchitengi.wordpress.com)
for those who love him Joy comes in the morning,
Life too precious to spend mourning
Be wise because the devil is always coning
Jehovah wil never fail you and will keep you grace sustaining.
He is love and he is never blind
He sight and will forever more guide
He is saviour and again he is judge
- Who Is Our Ruler? (researchsupportsthetruth.wordpress.com)
Can you imagine millions of people not knowing the name of the ruler of their country?Yet, strangely, there are millions who do not know the name of the Ruler of the universe!
Since it is a life or death matter to know the supreme Sovereign, the following article is of vital importance to you.
THE name Jehovah is the grandest name in all the universe. It is the self-given name of the Creator. It is the name of the only true and living God.
The time is soon coming when every creature that lives must know and worship Jehovah.
- Dear Longing (subhradeep05.wordpress.com)
And one day, you will let go of me.The world will move on,
Time will move on,
You will move on.
But I will stop.
- And Jehovah Kept Sending His Messengers The Prophets (aristarchus144000.wordpress.com)
The Biblical narrative shows that they were being punished because they had rebelled against Jehovah God and had broken the covenant they had taken with Him. They had a history of this display of conduct repeatedly over time.
Today modern-day “Jerusalem” is under attack; being besieged from every side. But not as a result of persecution for its true Christian devotion. No, but as a result of God’s punishment for its transgressions. If you read the Bible book of Ezekiel, you can get a true view of the state of the condition of the Christian congregation today.
- Colour my world (poetryjoy.com)
There are days when all feels dark and dismal.Clouds hang heavy and hearts sink low.
Drained of all energy or brightness.
We long for colour and vitality.
- Fright Persons . . . (alreadyanswered.org)
For it is said, that when that due time, or appointed time comes, their foot shall slide. Then they shall be left to fall, as they are inclined by their own weight. God will not hold them up in these slippery places any longer, but will let them go; and then at that very instant, they shall fall into destruction; as he that stands on such slippery declining ground, on the edge of a pit, he cannot stand alone, when he is let go he immediately falls and is lost.
- The Sinking Boat (inasessa.wordpress.com)
In a moment of death, she was offered a chance to live;
Colors of distant island flashed to her withered eyes
Lighted beneath the moon’s pale beams,
She dreamed of wings to fly, in another chance did believe,
Found nothing, but her shivering feeble arms.
- Die Alone (sophiebowns.wordpress.com)
I lie alone in darkness; do I appear the same?Have I died or slipped away, is my soul in the in-between?
Must I cling onto life, so my actions can be redeemed?
Whose voice is there in the shadows, is it someone that I know?
- Soul Conversation (helpineedajob.wordpress.com)
I ignored the flicker of magic, the colour that gathered around people, that pulsed and waned, sometimes pure, sometimes terrifyingly dark. Why believe in something I could barely see? Something that no-one else could see?I ignored it.
- Choose me. (kathrynlchristopher.wordpress.com)
“Come here” under your breath.
The redness of the inside,
Bare feet sinking into a riverbed.