I write for you, who have suffered some, or even most of the worst challenges. I write about the "Real Deal." The spoken words through my poems and testimonials are true words of life, death, and resurrection. From broken to bankrupt, devastated to divorce, called forth to cancer, pain to promise, rejected to redemption, and victim to victor, I am evidence of God's wondrous works. He delivered me, saved me, freed me, healed me, but most of all; through it all, He kept me.
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STAND WOMAN STAND!A Collection of True Inspirational Poetry And Short Testimonials
By Valerie "Golden" Allen
AuthorHouseCopyright © 2010 Valerie "Golden" Allen
All right reserved.
Chapter One[Part One]
The Storm ...
And when He got into the boat, His disciples followed Him. And behold, there arose a great storm in the sea, so that the boat was covered with the waves; but He Himself was asleep. And they came to Him, saying, "Save us, Lord; we are perishing! Matthew 8:23-25
"When the Storm is Raging"
The stirring of the wind Down pour of the rain This storm that I'm in Is a whirlwind of pain
Around and around Feels like a tornado Holding on for life Not knowing if I'm able
Thunder and lightning As treacherous as can be These cares of life Are getting the best of me
Oh, this is a bad one God please interfere The way that it's looking This may never clear
But after awhile Things start to die down The rain subsides And settle on the ground
Gradually the sun Peek out its place of slumber Replacing the dimness And forecast I was under
Yes, Life storms Will come and go But God will deliver For this, I certainly know
And He got up and rebuked the wind and said to the sea "Hush, be still". And the wind died down and it became perfectly calm. Mark 5:39
The words were so clear That turbulent night As I lie in my tears With no strength to fight
Unable to sleep Too much on my mind At my wits end Feeling life's been unkind
Worn out and tired Of the warfare and pain It seems like everyday All I feel is rain
But in a moment In the twinkling of an eye When He spoke those words My tears began to dry
He said "Where is your faith? Why are you worried?" As I cried out to Him To come in a hurry
Jesus made a way Out of no way at all He heard my plea He answered my call
Oh! How I love Him He is real; not a toy My Beloved Savior The one that I adore
For He has not despised or disdained the suffering of the afflicted one; He has not hidden His face from him but has listened to his cry for help. Psalm 22:24
"The Divine Setup"
I had ask for a change To be given a new life I felt I was ready No matter what the price
But Satan had asked For a test to prove my faith To show God I would fail And not finish the race
I was strong in words My intentions of great power I'd face any warfare Evilness I would devour
But oh, when it came It hit me below the belt It didn't play fair I thought I'd lose myself
The suffering was so great Don't know how I made it through I just kept believing Nothing else, could I do
Weeping and pleading Knees bloody too For it to be over And my life renewed
Tattered and torn Facing a breakdown I can't explain that feeling I just know I wasn't sound
I thought I was tough No one could tell me so Because I was a warrior If only I had known
That evil nasty scoundrel The Master of deceit Would do all he did To try and slay me
Let me tell you people He's real, not a toy He's on a mission To kill, steal and destroy
But if you hold out And pass the test Your level of elevation Will be worth the stress
So be careful what you say And ask for too Because the Father of deceit Is waiting to devour you
"Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour" 1 Peter 5:8-9
"I'm so sorry" Were the words the doctor spoke "You're going to be okay
You must have hope You're a strong woman With a whole lot more to give Now it's up to you If you want to die or live"
I was in shock In total disbelief Why would Jesus allow This to happen to me
I never thought In my wildest imagination I would be faced With this type of situation
So I decided To throw a big party Its theme would be "pity" Attended by one body
The music was wailing The dancing, un-balanced Tears would be the beverage Filled with lots of anguish
It wasn't fun In fact, it was sad Should've never attended It turned out really bad
The diagnosis was cancer A deadly disease That sickens and kills Bringing many to their knees
But if you have faith And stand supreme No matter what the diagnosis Jesus is the King!
He is the Healer Of all the healers Standing for you Just like a pillar
So catch your breath And go to your Friend Jesus will support you And help you win
Yes, you got to fight Give it everything you got The battle is the Lord's But you must do your part
Then they cry unto the Lord in their trouble, and He saveth them out of their distresses Psalm 107:19
MERCY ... said No!
Gasping for air What's happening to me? Is this it? Will I be history?
Haven't finish the assignment There is still too much to do Was my work in vain? Am I really through?
Heavenly Father What is going on? Is this my appointed hour Could I have been wrong?
If it's not your will Please intervene This doesn't feel right Do you know what I mean?
Satan has been after me Because its you that I serve He's trying to take me out He really has the nerve Father it doesn't matter This isn't in vain Suffering for your kingdom Is part of the pain
But MERCY ... stepped in To death, it said No! It blew life back into me And opened up the door
I'm now back on assignment Shouting to and fro Telling the world about Jesus Everywhere I go
He saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of His mercy. Titus 3:5
The smell is so awful As I lie on the floor Please Officer Don't close the cell door
Here I am in beige I still can't believe This crazy feeling That's all over me
It wasn't our fault This is so unfair Me and my son The charges we would share
We were the victims He lied his way through Somebody listen! I 'm telling you the truth
He laughed and smiled As they led us away Father in heaven Will he ever pay?
Still standing on your word As I face this crime Oh what a test! This has to be divine
You allowed it for a reason This I know is true No one in the world Knows what I have been through
But I'll keep holding on Believing this could be That very special assignment You designed for me
Continuing to stand Staying in your will Serving you Father Despite, how this feel
"Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of Me." Matthews 5:11
The rain keeps falling When will it stop? With tissue in hand I absorb every drop
What is wrong with me? Why can't I forget? My best interest He never meant
Forever mine I thought He would be Loving him so hard I lost a part of me
I have got to find a way To finally let go Stop all this grieving God has more for me in store
The sun will shine again This rain will eventually stop It's going to work out I feel it in my heart
When the Lord saw her, His heart went out to her and He said, "Don't cry." Luke 7:13
Express Your Deepest Thoughts ...
1. Which poem was your favorite? Why?
2. Which poem can you relate to? How?
3. What poem inspired you the most?
Chapter Two[Part Two]
Blinded by The Storm ...
We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed.
2 Corinthians 4:8-9
Through it all Every test I must keep trying Give God my best
Going through To get through Is something that I have to do
As I move up Each new level I am faced with Brand new devils
They team up Try to make me give in But I'm holding on I'm determined to win
Going through To get through Is something that I have to do
This battle's been hard Filled with lots of grief Indescribable pain That's hasn't been brief
But God's in control Guiding my steps Always there When I need help
Going through To get through Is something that I have to do
So, I won't complain Grace gonna see me through I have got to keep standing Nothing else can I do
I'm going through To get to The work God has For me to do
"I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you and watch over you." Psalm 32:8
"Let It Go"
I've tried so hard But I continuously fail This sin that I'm in Can send me to hell
Why does it feel right? How long can this go on? It's against His laws I know that I'm wrong
God's been so good Allowing me to sort things out He's given me every chance To take a different route
My heart says yes! My mind tells me no I'm trying to do what's right But the flesh won't let go
This is so painful I don't know what to do My soul is crying out Father, I'm confused
I must let go I have to sacrifice For all of my sins You have paid the price
I will let go I'll do what's right My eyes are open now I finally see the light
God is faithful; He will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, He will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it. 1 Corinthians 10:13
Somehow, I'm not surprised You came my way Been-there, done-that The game continues to play
It's so funny You knew all the moves Did just about everything To try and make me lose
No matter what I won't change my mind I'll always serve Him Until the end of time
There goes another one! That Satan would use To try and abort my destiny To make me stand accused
Of being a failure Who could not pass the test Nor rise above pain Or triumph over stress
Huh! You really are crazy I know who died for me So until my last breath I will serve all three
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit Even help mankind too This is part of my purpose Righteousness, I do choose
Please understand It was never about you It's all about Him For God anything, I'll do
"Forgive us our sins, for we forgive everyone who sins against us." Luke 11:4
"In Sheep's Clothing"
In collar and robe you came Sweeping me off my feet Caught me at a time I was vulnerable and weak
A wolf in sheep's clothing On assignment in disguise A so call man of God Filled with lots of pride
A scholar of the word From Genesis to Revelation Claim your love for Jesus In our conversations
Cunning and crafty A pretender undercover It's amazing how you believe You'll never be discovered
It's really sad How you are so blind and lost Deeply in denial Not caring what it cost
I don't feel remorseful For what's headed your way Because you are aware Of what the word says
Please get it right Fast, pray, and repent Stop playing church Or to hell, you'll be sent
If an enemy were insulting me, I could endure it; if a foe were raising himself against me, I could hide from him. But it is you, a man like myself, my companion, my close friend. Psalm 55:12-13
I thought he only exist In the Wizard of Oz All that Tin-Man wanted Was to be given a heart
You know, It's that muscle That carries blood Throughout your body And offers out love
What is that echo I hear in your chest? A sound so hallow That's put me in distress
Who created you? Mister Man of steel A being unable to love An entity unable to feel
You are a rare one So vicious and very cold Filled with hate and anger Did you sell your soul?
I tried hard to love you And help you understand It doesn't take all that Just be a real man
But no, you are a coward Who have hurt so many An evil malicious person Who doesn't have heart for any
It's hard for you to accept What I have to say But it is the truth Brother, you need to pray
I know it isn't easy But please, come to God He is the only Deliverer That can give you, a new heart
"I the Lord search the heart and examine the mind, to reward a man according to his conduct, according to what his deeds deserve". Jeremiah 17:10
Covered in Disguise Who could this be? This perpetrator That's before me
Tell me who you are! Person of deceit What in heaven's name Are you trying to do to me?
I only wanted to help Prayed your deliverance too You said "stop trying to save me I'll do whatever I want to do"
You're such a phony Oh you hypocrite! Remember your promise How could you forget?
His call, you said you answered Myself, I said it too But when the storms came You couldn't follow through
You forgot what He did And how He blessed you so He gave you another chance I for one should know
I pray one day you get it Believe He's all you need Because the one that you're serving Is a Liar, yes indeed
Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes. Ephesians 6:11
"Open My Heart"
Can I trust you? If I give you my heart Handle it with care From the very start
Will you preserve it? Like fruit in a jar Can you light it up? Like the morning star
For it has been broken Crushed and frayed too Tossed from side to side Changed from red to blue
It desires true love And cries out for joy To be treated tenderly Not played like a toy
Can I really trust you? If I let you in Will you be real? And not pretend
Should I take a chance? On you treating me right Fulfilling my everything Morning, noon and night
Don't know if I can trust you Or be able to exhale I really do want to But time, will only tell
My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. Psalm 73:26
He Kept Me
Struggle after struggle Defeat on top of defeat Trials and tribulations They've all made me weak
But, I have a refuge One that I can claim I'm standing on His word And it has kept me sane
Through every situation And circumstance of life I remember the blood I can't forget the price
Though, sometimes it gets hard I wonder, "What should I do?" Again I hear a whisper Saying, "I will never forsake you"
I'm His chosen daughter The one that He saved Because of His touch I'm strong, bold, and brave
Yes, Jesus kept me Time and time again I'll continue to trust Him With that, I'm sure to win
You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in You Isaiah 26:3
Express Your Deepest Thoughts ...
4. Which poem was your favorite? Why?
5. Which poem can you relate to? How?
6. What poem inspired you the most?
Chapter Three[Part Three]
Riding Through The Storm ...
And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are called according to His purpose.
How far down Do I have to go? Before I am delivered From all of the blows
One after the other All "so deep" Filled with so much pain I can barely speak
It's surreal Like I'm in a dream This feeling inside Makes me want to scream
About all my trials And tribulations too You wouldn't understand Unless it happened to you
I've cried a river I've prayed and fast I've given so much I'm down to my last
But, I must hold on To His unchanging hand Believing for me He has the perfect plan
So, no more complaining Grace will see me through I have to keep standing Nothing else, can I do
Pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:17-18
"I Must Tell"
Yes, you were that button The enemy chose to press Releasing such an explosion Making everything a mess
Now I must tell How Jesus rescued me Oh no, I'll never hold This testimony
From Africa to Asia Europe and Russia too This word I have inside I will shout until I am through
Around the world I'll go For Jesus, I will do Never unpacking my suitcase Until He tells me to
God is absolutely amazing Like me, you He will save All you do is trust Him And give Him all the praise!
Listen ... this is for real In Him there are no games If you turn it over to Jesus You'd never be the same
Grasp hold of what I'm saying From God don't refrain Because the Devil is a liar! It's simply, that plain
I will praise You, O Lord, with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonders. Psalm 9:1
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Table of Contents
Stand Woman Stand!....................xv
Part 1. The Storm....................1
Part 2. Blinded by The Storm....................15
Part 3. Riding Through The Storm....................33
Part 4. What I Told The Storm....................51
Part 5. Over Coming The Storm....................67
Part 6. Redemption!....................83
Part 7. Short Testimonials....................103
"A Special Invitation"....................122