Sunday, February 5, 2012

**********Everlasting Joy**********

In Psalm 34 God tells us that if we reverence Him, He will guard and rescue us. He also promises us that if a good person calls to Him for help He saves us from our troubles, What a big amen that is.

The first several verses really make my heart smile and fill it with such joy because He sums up my spirit so concisely. Psalm 34: 1-4 "I praise the Lord no matter what happens. I will constantly speak of His glories and grace. I will boast of all His Kindness to me. Let us praise the Lord together and exalt His name. For I cried to Him and He answered me! He freed me from my fears. Wow the more we practice these few lines the more joy and clarity we experience.

So awesome and comforting my heart instantly fills with Joy each time I read this. I awoke at 1:30 this morning with a heavy burden and load on my heart for those I love and who are close to me. Many going through such difficult trials and pain.

As I was brought to my knees and lifted my eyes to our loving Father the Comforter wrapped me in His loving arms and filled my shaky body with calm, and replaced my tears with a smile as He guided me to this passage.

I pray this same comfort comes to all my Brother's and Sister's who are experiencing similar anguish and trials. For when we remember that our Father never leaves us, we are filled with such peace in all things and situations.

May the following inspired poem from this scripture bring you relief and comfort to your eternal being knowing that someday we will all be pain-free and joy-filled for all
of eternity. Love hugs and prayers Patricia xx, ( from my upcoming book, Poems For The Eternal Heart, a Daily Devotional)

Everlasting Joy

Just saying the word everlasting
brings a calmness to my mind,
knowing that in eternity
are human bodies are left behind.

For it's at that time we will receive
and the attacker no longer can deceive.

When our Savior as promised begins His desent,
with His outstretched arms spread wide,
when every one of His children will rise,
 even those that may have died.

Because all that pain that we endured,
 was so this everlasting joy would be secured.

For when our Savior hung on that cross
it was there He defeated death,
 and it was then He made His promise,
 His flock would have eternal breath.

So when we're still and quiet, it's His voice that can be heard,
 Whispering children please remember, I always keep my word.

Patricia VanDenburg©


  1. That was a beautiful poem Patricia,thank you for sharing. There are so many today who are struggling with so many burdens,may God comfort them. Blessings Jane

  2. I am so grateful for my relationship with Him. It has truly helped me to see that He is the only one who cannot lie.

    Thank you for sharing your gift with us.
    Love for a great day!

    1. Happy Sunday Ladies thank you so much Jane and China your encouragement and support mean so much. I too am so glad that he is my Bff and loves me just the way I am and I know we can't imagine that Joy but that is the point He doesn't want us to, He lets the suffering so we will feel every ounce of that awesome everlasting Joy. Have a great week...hugs love and prayers xx

  3. Lovely blog, beginning with the photo of the flower at the top! New follower.

    1. Welcome very nice to meet you, and thank you so much. I truly hope you enjoy the posts. Have a love and joy-filled week. Patricia

  4. Hello Pat.
    Wow I finally found your blog again, I've been looking for your posts for ages, don't know what happened but I seem to have lost you from my dashboard??
    Anyway, Found you! Cool.
    Very heartfelt post, the poem is awesome. Did you know that David wrote poems to God too?
    Bless You Pat, Geoff.

  5. GEOFF So nice to see you I was wondering if you went away or something. I am so glad you found me and I am so sorry haven't been blog visiting with all that's been going on, but I will be by for a visit seeing you made my day. :))No I don't think I knew that or maybe I have forgotten I feel like this past 7 months have been years that have passed. God Bless and I will be by for a visit. Working on blog for this week and my New poetry devotional so my time is limited for hopping but I will be over...Have an awesome day thanks for making mine. Always in my prayers hugs xx