White is the new Red!!!!

I died a little inside every time I discovered that one of the men in my life had been lured into her laps. You see, her name is pornography. She is quite something. She looks appealing at a glance or from a distance but she is plain ugly up close. She entices them from every corner, the girl reading the news, the girl on the advert, the girl on the street and sadly even their own girlfriend. The men are dragged slowly to the slaughter where their freedom and will power are chopped off piece by piece. Soon they are trapped and hollow on the inside. They want to stop visiting the dead sites but even when they stop the dead pictures from the sites keep coming back. Haunting their minds like ghosts from the past. They are entangled in her claws. They are helpless and empty and guilty and still expected to be the head in their homes both present and future! L You see why I die?

I believe though that white is the new red

There is this girl of mine: she is totally awesome but she carries around hurt. Hurt from men she once trusted. Hurt birthed from disappointment. Hurt born out of uncertainties of this life. Hurt from the guilt of her own mistakes. She tries to be ok but her laugh misses a certain echo that once was. Her giggle is incomplete. There is no longer that sparkle in her eyes. She lived with hurt so long that she forgot she is hurting. She’s grown numb. Pain is part of her. It’s now nearly the same colour as her brown skin. I am hopeful though..

Because white is the new red

My friend’s dad got retrenched when he was young. They lost everything because life just got more and more cruel as years went by. The car was the first to go, then the house and soon after the dignity and worst of all, out went the HOPE. Hope for tomorrow, hope for better, hope for change. His father ran to the beer bottle to numb himself, to mask the pain and soon he could not stay a day without the numbness. He gave up on life and on his family. Moving on from this kind of pain seems impossible.

But, white is still the new red

What’s your RED? Is it a broken heart, a broken family, fighting parents, addictions, hopelessness, brokenness, feelings of inadequacy, a self esteem that is even non existant? Do you feel tired, is your heart shrinking, do you need some purpose, do you need to come alive, do you feel lonely even in a crowd, do you have a medical condition, do you cry yourself to sleep, do you smile with your lips while the rest of you is secretly falling apart, does life simply suck, do you need to forgive someone, do you feel trapped, have you given up, do you want to kill yourself sometimes?

I have been down. I have sunk to the depths. Tears, bitterness, hurt, despair, sickness, pain, sin and all things ugly but He rescued me. I struggle since am still mortal but He keeps me afloat. Now I laugh, I love, I live. See, My God is The Life so I choose to live, He gives Joy so I keep laughing  and He is Love and has loved you and I tremendously unconditionally, eternally. He is real and what he promises is real. I now know peace.

I do not know what your life is like right now but it is not by mistake that you are reading this. There IS a God. He says, “Isaiah 1: 18 Though your sins are as red as scarlet, they will be whiter than snow.

Zeph 3: 17 The LORD your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.”

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Everyone needs compassion
Love that’s never failing
Let mercy fall on me

Everyone needs forgiveness
The kindness of a Savior
The hope of nations

Savior, He can move the mountains
My God is mighty to save
He is mighty to save

Forever, author of salvation
He rose and conquered the grave
Jesus conquered the grave

So take me as You find me
All my fears and failures
Fill my life again

I give my life to follow
Everything I believe in
Now I surrender

My Savior, He can move the mountains
My God is mighty to save
He is mighty to save

Forever, author of salvation
He rose and conquered the grave
Jesus conquered the grave

He has conquered your grave

Whatever your grave

He has conquered your grave

                                                                                          What is your grave?

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