JOY COMES IN THE MORNING


light
like i could dance
everywhere
out of the dark
into the light
a glorious light
finally
finally
i'm happy
finally
finally
it feels like i have a living sun in me--
oh wait
i do
a bright
living
Son
rivers actually do come in every wasteland
i almost didn't believe
i feel like
i could burst
with a love unexplainable
i'm not where i want to be
even still
but that's good, right
always wanting to grow
i forgot what it felt like
joy
but now i know
and i never
ever
want to forget again
isaiah 43:19
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I don't care if this is considered good or not.. I wrote this within five minutes just now. It's how I feel right now. A short time ago I came out of a pretty awful place of feeling nothing. Just nothing. I don't even know how to explain it. Just very dark. But I kept hoping and pushing and I'm okay. More than okay. I've got my JOY back. I've got my love for prayer and reading the Word back. I realize now the importance of prayer and staying in the Word and that a relationship means you have to put in work too. And I'm very happy about this whole thing.
"For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow." James 1:3
-aaliyah

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  1. Oh my gosh, Aaliyah. This...this is absolutely beautiful. I can feel so much of your emotion reading this. I can't believe you wrote it in five minutes! It's so beautiful.

    I am so, so happy that you have your joy back. So much love for you, my sweet friend <3

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    1. GRACE ANNE! Thank you so much. I cannot say that enough. Literally.

      Trust me, I'm very happy too. <3

      UGH SO MUCH LOVE FOR YOU TOO!!!!!

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  2. Oh my goodness....This is so amazing. I've been feeling kind of down lately like you described. I don't know, just sort of like I'm battling and I want to just rest in God. Is that so hard? ha, sometimes it is.

    But this poem is so beautiful. <3 I'm so happy you that you got your joy back, because that's what makes life beautiful. Thank you so much for writing this, girl <3 It's amazing.

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    1. Awh! Autumn :) Thank you so much.

      Hold on to hope, dear!!! Battles are literally the worst ever. But use me as an example that you will come out and lessons will be learned. It may seem hopeless but please, never give up.

      Thank you so much again :)

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  3. MY HEART IS BURSTING IT FEELS LIKE A NEW RIVER IS OVERFLOWING OUT OF IT THIS IS MORE BEAUTIFUL THAN LAKSJDFLKSJDFKLDJ I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT. this srsly hit home and in the best way ever.
    so freaking much love for you. but not even a fraction of the love God has for you. gah. that's the coolest. also, this is considered way beyond good. it's, like, spoken in the language of my heart. how you do that.

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    1. AAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU MY HEART AHHH ITS BREAKING #GLUEITJESUS!!! I cannot handle you my heart can't take none of this sweetness like how am I supposed to answer this? I CAN'T I JUST CAN'T!

      I LOVE YOU SO STINKIN MUCH. UGGGHHHHHHHH THANK YOUUUUUU!!!!!!

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  4. This is so beautiful Aaliyah! It makes me happy. <3

    Grace
    golden halcyon

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    1. Oh my goodness, thank you so much!!!!

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  5. ASDFGHJKL;

    THIS. IS SO BEAUTIFUL OMW.

    Like, dude. Bro. I don't even know what to say except that I CAN RELATE TO THIS SOOO MUCH. Both the joy and the nothing. And it just gives me so much comfort to know that I'm not the only one. Like...a few days ago I was feeling this: PERFECT JOY AND SDFGHJKL-NESS. Like if everything was now and everything was okay. But then a few days later, I fell into this mood of just feeling very low and meh about everything about the world, about like why are we doing everything we're doing?? And today I was back to that place of joy, the place of this gorgeous poem. I AM TOTALLY RAMBLING RIGHT NOW WOW but I just wanted to say that this really spoke to me in such a special way. LOVE YOU MY BEAUTIFUL FRIEND. :')

    "oh wait
    i do
    a bright
    living
    Son"


    ^^^^also whaaaaaaaaaaaat ♥♥♥

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    1. OH
      MY
      GOODNESS

      ABBIE!!!!! HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO RESPOND TO ANY OF THIS???

      Isn't that joy just perfect and amazing and sunshine-y?! I love it. But that dreaded nothingness. Golly, I hate it. But then again it makes me love life like I never had before because I'm just so thankful.

      AND RAMBLE ALL YOU WANT SWEETHEART, I ACCEPT IT <3

      I LOVE YOU TOO, MAN! :''')

      and wow good grief thanks

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  6. "it feels like i have a living sun in me--
    oh wait
    i do
    a bright
    living
    Son"

    Oh man, Aaliyah. Wow, wow, wow, wow. ♥ this is life to my soul and rivers of joy, dude. Your light shines so that we all need shades, alright.

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    1. goodness gracious kate you have to stop because I will surely die.

      Your light shines so that we all need shades, alright. >> OHMYGOODNESS THANK YOU THATS PROBABLY THE BEST COMPLIMENT I COULD EVER GET.

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  7. This poem is beautiful -- I felt a light inside just reading it. I am so happy for you!

    Serena | poetree

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    1. Ohmygoodness, thank you so much!

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  8. Beautiful poem! I can relate to this post so much, I also go through times like this but the amazing thing is that God is the restorer of our joy xx

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    1. OHMYGOODNESS THANK YOU!!!!! Ahhhhhh!!!

      And yes, I agree :)))) <3

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  9. dude I almost fell apart as I read this. This encaptures my soul right now. Always write. xo -jr

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  10. dude I almost fell apart as I read this. This encaptures my soul right now. Always write. xo -jr

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    1. can I just say that I love you like more than I love buffalo dip which is CRAZY LOVE! shew. I need time before I can speak after reading this comment.

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