Gifts from God


Gifts from God

There was a time not long ago when


I tried to stay happy, think positive, but I was still sad inside


I felt some strange emptiness, loneliness, a void I tried to fill


I tried to stay busy, I tried to work more, and I tried spending more


time with my friends


For a while I went out all the time, to clubs, parties, and bars


People thought of me as the life of the party, the one to call


to add to the fun, or to make things fun


but I felt like I was dyeing inside


I tried sex, I tried alcohol, I tried staying out all night


No matter what I tried I still felt that something was missing.


I tried relationships and searched for my happiness to come


from outside sources


yet I would still feel incomplete, sometimes let down, or disappointed


I would move on, and sometimes make the same mistakes again


I joked around and made others laugh, made others happy


but could not seem to find happiness for me


I tried tending more to other’s needs


Still I felt lonely and often sad when I was alone


and sometimes even when I was around other people


for a while I even tried being mean, or selfish


but that just is not me


I felt my life was just not working the way I was living it


I began to pray, and asked God to help me


I began going to church, and reading the bible again


I gave my life to God, I accepted Jesus as my Lord and savior


Now I no longer feel empty, or sad, or alone


I feel happiness; even when life does not give me reason to


I do not drink anymore, or use sex, and parties to try


to distract me for a little while


I have God with me all the time, and I know that he loves me unconditionally


God loves me for who I am, not what I look like.


God loves me, and wants to see me do well


now I live my life for God


I do not have to search for meaning, or happiness in my life


God provides all the meaning, and happiness I could ever need.


I now live my life the way God wants me to


I treat others the way that God wants me to


I still make other’s happy but now I am happy too


I want this happiness for everyone


So if you have not accepted Jesus as your Lord and savior


and you do not know God’s love


You do not know what you are missing,


or do you?


If you have tried everything


Now try Jesus!

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Crush commented on Gifts from God


bless you. i am glad you found yourself after surrounding yourself with disttractions.

countrypoet commented on Gifts from God


Your words of wisdom offered here are so true and inspiring. Sometimes we look to other people and things to give us the happiness we seek.A happy and purposeful life can only be achieved by living the life God wants us to and by encouraging ,helping,inspiring,and serving others.

Poetry is not an expression of the party line. It's that time of night, lying in bed, thinking what you really think, making the private world public, that's what the poet does.

Allen Ginsberg (1926-1997) U.S. poet.

xntric’s Poems (41)

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Hello How are you? 2
TI Fey 0
Ma 2
Gifts from God 2
Calling out to God 1
Praise God 2
A New Day 2
Sentimental Grey 4
God's Promise 2
The man that hides 3
Tried and True 0
Silent prayers 2
Undying Love 3
Bitter Sun 3
In death we are reborn 2
Appreciation 3
Love and Light 2
Roller coaster 1
Release 0
Passing 0
Senses 2
Star Wader 2
The Pendulum 3
The dusty novel 1
Love's Kiss 3
Rain Day 0
Sweetest Dream 1
A Meeting in Heaven 3
The Planets are fighting!!! 1
Insomnia 1
In Dreams 3
Ghosts 3
Sun Catcher 2
The Gift 2
Splash 2
The Story of Me 6