Father God, thank You that we can see the Unseen Substance that is Your Son and our Savior and Deliverer, Jesus Christ. When we hope for and trust (BOTH) what our limited eyes can see, i.e., seen substance, we are not receiving our encore. It is only when we see Christ, Unseen Substance, “Truly I tell you, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in their heart but believes that what they say will happen, it will be done for them” (Mark 11:23). We have the Whole and Full (BOTH) of Jesus Christ when, “faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen” (Hebrews 11:1). My apologies, reader. I’m gonna have to end this prayer short, because I have been ‘collapsed’ this daily leavened bread from sheer exhaustion from so much work and so many projects (BOTH) this past week. Even writing this God Sonnet was me ‘collapsed.’ Thank You, Father God, that you got me this far so far (BOTH) this daily leavened bread. I pray all of this in the Wonderful and Precious and Unseen Substance Name of Jesus Christ, the Name above every other name, including my own name. This prayer is answered by my faith and my belief. Please help me, Father God, where my faith and my belief are lacking. Amen.
(God’s Sonnet by Timothy J. Verret; “it’s how I cope to hope [BOTH] in Christ, Unseen Substance, this daily leavened [Jesus is Handful!] bread.”)
You’ve seen too much of the substance you see.
It’s the unseen substance you need hope for.
You can’t see your God so staggeringly
strengthening your substance for your encore.
I’ve seen too much of the substance I see.
It’s the unseen substance that is my trust.
I can’t see my God so building up me
to hear a mountain say, “Now, I’m just dust!”
“It’s the Unseen Substance that is My Whole,”
says Jesus. “Your Faith is My Unseen Full.
Lean not on the seen substance for your soul.
Lean on the Unseen Substance for Handful.”
We must face what we see as reluctance.
Now face-to-face with Christ, Unseen Substance.
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