Beautiful healing words for those who are searching.
So often of late I’ve felt like giving up,
And letting go of the Hand that fortunately,
Will never let go of mine.
That’s the only thought that’s kept me going Lord,
The certainty that even if I let go – YOU do not!
You are there, watching over me.…caring…waiting,
Yearning to help, and rescue me from my despair.
Thank You for Your Love that never changes,
Your Steadfastness that always sees me through,
No matter how much I twist and turn, and doubt!
Sometimes my depression and fears overwhelm me,
Leaving me wondering if I will ever find my way,
But Lord, You are always
there, and You always
No matter how dark and lonely my road may seem!
© Sylvia Darling 2016
This poem captures a moment in my own life when I so desperately needed to feel The Hand of God
Hovering over me Protectively and to hear His Gentle Voice whisper to my spirit that everything was going to be
FINE and I would make it THROUGH the turbulent choppy seas that seemed about to
engulf me and drag me under…a moment when my despair was so great that I thought I would never be able to
achieve the vision He had laid out before me. As always, His Peace did come. Even as I wrote
this poem I could feel Him Strengthening me, Guiding me, Reassuring me. I was engulfed not by the sea
but by the certainty of His Unfailing Love and Support. Whatever you might be going through today
always remember that this same unfailing love and support is there for YOU too and take comfort in
the knowledge that He Stands Steadfastly by your side no matter what your situation is. Be Strong: and
know The Lord is with you.
God Bless You,
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18th April 2021
FOR THE SUPPOSEDLY ‘CHRISTIAN’ LAWMAKERS IN AMERICA
WHO APPARENTLY KNOW NOT THE WORD OF GOD!
“…… Depart from me, ye cursed into ever-lasting fire,
prepared for the devil and his angels:
For I was an hungred, and ye gave me no meat:
I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not:
sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not. Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw
we thee an hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee?
Then he answered them saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not
to one of the least of these, ye did it not unto me. And these shall go away into everlasting punishment:
but the righteous into life eternal.”
1 John 3:17
“But whoso hath this worlds good, and seeth his brother have a need,
and shutteth up his bowels of COMPASSION from him, how dwelleth the
love of God in him?”
1 John 2:4 +6 “HE THAT SAITH I KNOW HIM and keepeth not
His Commandments IS A LIAR, AND THE TRUTH IS NOT IN HIM. He that saith HE ABIDETH IN HIM ought HIMSELF
so to walk even as HE WALKED.”
20th April 2021
A Prophetic Word From The Lord
A Message To America For your Republican leaders,
for they ARE your leaders REGARDLESS of the fact that YOU did not CHOOSE them…
they are your ‘SELF-APPOINTED KINGS’ and you
ALLOW them to be so!
I will not save you from your external enemies when so many enemies lie within, nurtured by
your own venomous, hate-filled breasts! STAND BACK AND WATCH WHAT I WILL DO SAITH GOD! STAND BACK AND WATCH
WHILE YOUR NATION RACES HEADLONG TOWARDS ITS OWN DESTRUCTION!
Huge swathes of America will become UNINHABITABLE over the next few years,
but such is your INSATIABLE GREED that you will nonetheless PLUNDER that which is still beautiful in
My Sight! DO NOT CRY OUT TO ME TO BE “MERCIFUL” AS YOUR WORLD COLLAPSES AROUND YOUR EARS,
FOR I WILL NEVER HEAR THE PLEAS OF THOSE WHO HAVE SHOWN NO MERCY!
A Word Of Warning For Believers In America
Those who put their own
political opinions, or the opinions of a President,
a Minister of Religion, or a Politician BEFORE
and therefore ABOVE
THE TEACHINGS OF THE WORD OF GOD can no longer TRUTHFULLY call themselves FOLLOWERS
of Our Lord Jesus Christ.
That ‘other’ person, or the ‘Self’ is the TRUE ‘god’ of their
lives for that
is the voice they heed
is the voice they
- not the Voice Of God.
“He that saith I know Him and keepeth not His commandments
is a liar, and the truth is not in him. He that saith he abideth in Him,
ought himself so to walk, even as he walked.”* “let everyone who
nameth the name of Christ DEPART FROM INIQUITY.”** *(1 John 2:4-6) **(2 Tim 2:19)
Those who harbour hatred
in their hearts for their fellowman, CEASE to be
FOLLOWERS of Our Lord Jesus Christ.
When asked which is the greatest of the Commandments Christ
replied “Thou shalt love the Lord Thy God with all thy heart,
and with all thy soul, and with all thy MIND. This is the first and great Commandment
and the second is like unto it, THOU SHALT LOVE THY NEIGHBOUR AS THYSELF. On these two
Commandments hang all the law and the prophets.” *
To heed Trumps’ call ONCE
was foolishness – to heed it again is to choose
“No man can serve two masters: for he will hate the one and love the
other, or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other.
YE CANNOT SERVE GOD AND MAMMON.”** *(Matt 22:37-40) KJV **(Matt 6:24) KJV
Trump represents MAMMON and more besides
- MAKE NO MISTAKE - all who would
“name the name of Christ” MUST NOW DRAW THAT LINE IN THE SAND, and declare as did Joshua
“AS FOR ME AND MY HOUSE WE WILL SERVE THE LORD”.*
Failure to do so now will quickly bring Gods' Judgement upon you and He will not heed
your cries to be delivered from the evil that will oppress your land.
“Not everyone that saith unto me Lord, Lord shall enter into
the Kingdom of Heaven, but he that doeth the will of My Father which is in Heaven.
Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord have we not prophesied in thy name? And in
thy name have cast out devils? And in thy name done many wonderful works? And
then will I profess unto them, I never knew you, depart from me, ye that work iniquity” **
*(Joshua 24:15) KJV **(Matt 7:21-23) KJV
“Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate and broad is
the way that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait
is the gate, and narrow is the way which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.”
(Matt 7:13/14) KJV
26th March 2021,
No follower of Trump is a follower of Christ, they are walking in DECEPTION and are "Christians" in name only.
A man who has no CONSCIENCE hath not the Spirit of God. A man who has no COMPASSION hath not the Spirit of God.
They are amongst the lost.
It is a time not for frustration or despair, or for sorrow, doubts and fears, but a time to dwell on the
Glorious Majesty of our Living God Who constantly watches over us, guiding us and protecting us from ALL
the evils of this World. It is HIS Will that will prevail in our lives if we heed His Voice and faithfully
follow the teachings of Our Precious Messiah. There is a free download for your upliftment at
our free downloads section
The following is a very special trilogy to uplift, guide and point the Way to our Heavenly Father
through Jesus Christ Our Lord. Share it with those you know who are suffering, living with fear and
dread in poor living conditions and wondering where their next meal is coming from. Feed His sheep
with whatever food you can spare and with this fresh word of encouragement from God.
This trilogy is also available as a free download here.
I Have No Fear In Jesus
I have no fear in Jesus,
There is no fear in Jesus,
For there is nothing Satan can do,
To change the Victory
The Lord has Won for me,
And so to Jesus I’ll always be true.
If you should look for Him,
You’ll find Him waiting there,
To share your heavy load,
And ease your every care,
So open wide your door
And let Him Dwell in you
For in Jesus we have no fear.
So come and praise The Lord
For all He’s done for you,
His Love is Perfect,
His Love is Ever True,
So testify of Him,
Uplift His Holy Name,
For in Jesus we have no fear.
© Sylvia Darling 2017
When You hung there on that Cross at Calvary
It was the generations ahead that You could see.
Men and women, girls and boys,
All deceived by Satan’s ploys,
And crying out, alone with their misery.
When You hung there on that Cross You bled for me,
Your heart ached for the pain that You could see.
You saw that desperate need,
And with Your death You sowed a seed
That would lead me straight to God through Calvary.
Despite the blackness of our hearts that You saw then,
You still cried ‘Abba, Father – I’ll die for them!
In Your compassion for man’s loss
You went so meekly to the Cross
And gladly paid the price at Calvary.
Oh, My Saviour! What a joy should fill our hearts,
For in Your Master Plan we each have parts!
We all can play a role!
We too can help men to be whole,
Through the Victory won for us at Calvary!
© Sylvia Darling 2017
Christ is there for you too, in the midst of the deprivation, in the midst of the squalid living conditions,
in the midst of the violence Christ The Holy Son of God is there with you, walking side by side
Father, this has been a hard lesson to learn.
From windy hills and barren places
I’ve cried out to You to talk to me.
Sometimes Your answer has come so late
I have despaired, and searched my soul
For error or for sin.
I’ve stood on Your Word,
Believed in Your Provision,
And stared at the dark shadows all around me.
But suddenly in the stillness of night,
Surrounded by Your Peace,
I begin to understand.
I perceive the hold my wants and needs
Have upon me and am staggered.
Is it really so important,
What I eat, what I wear,
When You have clothed me in righteousness,
And spread out Your Table before me?
Oh Father, now I truly see,
Nothing else matters – only You.
© Sylvia Darling 2016
A Life Of Praise
I place my heart between Your Hands in humble offering,
And sacrifice my will at the foot of Your Throne.
I cast aside all worldly aims and proud ambition
That I might live my life to bring glory to Your Name!
Let it be a sweet savour unto You Lord!
Let my heart beat on with Yours in one accord!
Let my lips cry out to all, my God is Worthy!
Let my life enable others to hear Your Call!
Let my heart lie next to Yours in adoration!
Let my mouth sing out anew with songs of praise!
Let Christians all around bring acclamation
To their God By Whom The Universe was made!
©Sylvia Darling 2016
The Way Of The Cross
What would you have me say about serving The Lord?
That it’s fun? That it’s easy?
Should I not speak of those times of inner searching
That will cause you to cry out as one in torment?
Nor mention those occasions when your heart will ache,
And you will thirst as one lost amidst the deserts dry and gritty dunes,
Fearing you will never hear His Voice again?
Moments when the aridity of the Wilderness,
Or the depths of the Valley seem too great for your soul to bear?
Yet if I speak not of these things how do I help you?
For you must crave what lies beyond
the pain of these experiences,
And discover for yourself
the perfection of His Salvation
And the nature of His Greater Plan for you, and all mankind.
Victory lies waiting at the end of your particular tunnel
If you will but pass through it.
If we would have Him change our wooden vessels into chalices
Of gold we must realise that we too must pay a price.
We who earnestly seek to hear the very heart-beat of our Living God
Must also be prepared to spend our time in Gethsemane,
And having endured Gethsemane still have the courage and devotion
To go on to our own personal Calvary.
Only if we have done all these things shall we even begin
To perceive the Wonder of our God, or the Nature of His Love for us.
Shall I tell you that it’s easy…or shall I simply say He’s worth any
© Sylvia Darling 2019
Scaling The Peak
Each move I make is another step
Along Your special path,
So many steps must still be made,
And sometimes the climbing seems hard,
But when I reach that shining peak
Where I will meet my Lord,
How tiny will those steps appear
When compared with my reward!
© Sylvia Darling 2019
The toll of city life today and the ACTUAL price we pay!
The High Places
It’s easy to delight in Him in the midst of the Golden Field, ripe and scented with the
sweet aroma of herbs and flowers, but it’s not so easy to believe and trust when we
find ourselves on the rocky outcrop to which that sweet-smelling field leads.
We gaze silently at its bleak and barren aspect and turning our heads look back
upon the path our feet so recently travelled with such joy and gladness.
The way ahead does not look welcoming. Can it be the right
path we wonder?
Should we, can we,
go further? Yes, the path IS there but it is here
that we must put
down all our talents and ‘works’ for Him, together with our fanciful imaginings of
glory and power, and gazing steadfastly at Him
learn to WAIT
and to HEAR
we are sure we are following His leading
and not secretly seeking to exalt ourselves
in our ‘service’ to Him. When we have truly
in relation to our work
He shows us we can pick up those burdens again if we will, but now we will know
more clearly what to take. Sorrowfully we look upon Pride and Ambition, knowing
now what a large part they played in getting us thus far when all along we thought we
were being pure and holy. We turn from these and look at the other burdens we
carried up to this point, self-esteem and hidden sin, carefully concealed avarice
and greed, and we feel no desire for these things either. So what is left? We bend
down and pick up that one remaining package we still feel we need, the one
marked ‘Knowledge’ and we carry it for a while. Knowledge of HIM
is first borne,
then known in the mind,
but then when it is experienced, head knowledge must
for we no longer need ‘knowledge’ when He is truly IN us,
our faith is no
longer a burden to be carried like a Cross upon our backs, we ARE faith!
When God shines in us, through us,
people will look at us and perceive HIM
His Beauty and they will fall down and CRY to know the Living God.
shall we truly be vessels, only then
are we full of His Life not our own.
That last parcel called ‘knowledge’ was discarded along the way when we started to be
what our earthbound selves merely had us doing
The external façade
has at last become an internal reality,
but one unpolluted
by earthbound ideals.
shall walk in His strength
not our own, and see through His Eyes
compassion and new understanding both the sins of our fellowman and
© Sylvia Darling 2019
The world is full of aching hearts,
Full of fear, dulled hope and pain;
People afraid to count the cost,
Merely hoping it’s not in vain.
So many are trapped in emptiness,
They’re the lost in hot pursuit
Of imagined prizes and worthless goals,
Idols held in high repute.
How God must weep as He watches
While they seek as their common goal
The riches of a transient world,
Not Salvation for the soul.
When will they see the futility
Of their endless toil and strife?
One day they’ll see what their idols cost –
The Gift of Eternal Life!
© Sylvia Darling 2019
“Aching hearts, full of fear, dulled hope and pain”,
those few words describe the way far too many of us live our lives today,
refusing to admit what it actually does cost us physically, emotionally,
spiritually, just to get through another day. We know in our hearts that it is
all in vain, that tomorrow will be exactly the same, and the day after that, and the day after that.
The Apostle Paul wrote that “Spiritual truths are spiritually discerned”, but few of us today are
really looking for spiritual solutions for problems we perceive as belonging to our
Modern World, and far too complex for God to be the only answer we need. I did too.
I had no-one to open my eyes to the truth, to guide my feet along the right path.
I met with God when I was very, very small, too young to understand all I needed
to understand so of course I stumbled and fell very often as I grew up.
My childhood was not a happy one and even when I was young I would wonder
‘What is the point? Why am I here? Why was I ever even born?’, but even though
I wandered far from God feeling lonely and afraid, I later discovered
that He had never ONCE let go of my hand, although I had most certainly let go of His!
Why not spend a little time with me on my other website too,
sharing some of my heartache and despair will help you find healing and explanations
for your own. I promise you it’s not a BORING read and it’s only
a click away…JOIN ME, you have absolutely nothing to lose and
so very much to gain!
© Sylvia Darling 2019
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Uplifting and inspiring Christian Verse
It's Finally HERE!
The long awaited "Book Two" of "Lost and Found - The Other Side Of Me" (A Trilogy) is now available from our
Inspirational Section Don't miss it! Laugh, smile, gasp and fume through
the next three chapters of my life! From hilarious anecdotes and the absurdities of Life through to travel,
intrigue, falling in love and a very dramatic near-death experience, this second part of the
Trilogy has it all! AND IT'S ALL TRUE! You don't want to miss it! N.B.This will not be serialized
on any of my websites!
A tormented heart cries out in pain,
Unseeing eyes search The Heavens in vain,
Tear-stained cheeks a story tell,
Of a mis-spent life on a journey to Hell.
Caught in a vice from which he cannot escape,
It’s your hand he needs for the step he must take.
Your lips must tell him that Christ paid the price,
That He bought us Salvation with His Sacrifice.
Your love must help him discover The Cross,
And your heart must bleed, with God’s for the lost.
The Lord would say unto you today, remember The Lost, stretch out your hands to help your brothers and sisters
in need all around you.
*"Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my bretheren, ye have done it unto me."
**"But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth: that thine alms may be in secret:
and thy Father which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee openly" * Matt 25:40 **Matt 6:3/4