Out of the Ashes

How did it all go so wrong?

What once was a happy tune, now a mournful song

On top of the world one day, you were

The next, sitting slumped and unsure.


How does it go so quickly from this to that?

Now you’re wearing a different hat.

Turning away on the path as you slid back

to the old ways, down that same old track


A life known so abundantly

Gone in a flash so rapidly

Where freedom stood, now filled with chains

Addiction and seven others now remains


And though you’re gripped so tightly

You still have the chance to live up rightly

The ball is in your court, only in your hands

Your surrender, is all the King demands


Lift that heavy, weary foot

Walk to the altar, lay down every root

And again your house can be swept clean

And his promises and blessings will you glean.

16 Replies to “Out of the Ashes”

  1. I love your take on Matthew 12. 43-45
    43 When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest, and findeth none. 44 Then he saith, I will return into my house from whence I came out; and when he is come, he findeth it empty, swept, and garnished. 45 Then goeth he, and taketh with himself seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first. Even so shall it be also unto this wicked generation.

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  2. Good description of backsliding.
    I have several pictures of “the belt of Truth.” My favorite is the belt worn by a mountain climber, attaching him to the one above him (or even the one at the top).
    If he slips, he doesn’t slide all the way back down the mountain.
    If he stumbles, he doesn’t fall to his death.
    He just steadies himself with the belt still secure, stands up, and moves on. Stumbling, slipping doesn’t have to mean we’re finished, or even that we have to start all over at Square One. If we’re firmly connected to the One at the top, He will make our feet like hind’s feet and keep calling us to the higher places. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  3. So much truth! I have seen many get clean and the go back to the “comfortable”. So sad to see a life full of joy and a renewed sense of worth…just disappear ๐Ÿ˜ฅ

    We (our Celebrate Recovery team) recently had a friend who went back and it was so saddening to hear. But what made it sadder…he was murdered because of a drug deal gone south ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    It’s a fight Amy! The devil doesn’t let up.

    Congratulations on hitting the 500 follower mark too ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‘

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