Dark House






Words that grip

and grasp

and strangle


And we, the Free,

choose not to dwell


in that dark house


We breathe in

and breathe out




The Light of the World


And the reason we don’t live

in that dark house


is because we dwell

and we abide

and we exist


with God


He calms

and strengthens

and shows us


that we don’t have to be chained

by fear





He sets the prisoner free


Minds gripped by their circumstances

are bound by this world


Walk in your freedom

walk in your Light


You may have once been a prisoner

but Jesus set you free


Be fearless

because you are held in His arms


– Susie Stewart



Don’t fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God’s wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It’s wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life. 

– Philippians 4:6,7 (MSG)


Later, Jesus spoke to the people again and said, “I am the light of the world. The man who follows me will never walk in the dark but will live his life in the light.”

– John 8:12 (PHILLIPS)


But when the Father sends the Advocate as My representative—that is, the Holy Spirit—He will teach you everything and will remind you of everything I have told you.

I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid.

– John 14:26-28 (NLT)


…The Lord sets prisoners free.

– Psalm 146:7 (NIV)


Once you lived in the dark, but now the Lord has filled you with light. Live as children who have light.

– Ephesians 5:8 (GW)


Photo by Susie Stewart


4 thoughts on “Dark House

  1. Love this. Especially with the photo showing everything in disaster; how many times have our lives represented disaster? I know mine has.

    • Thank you. Yes, God showed me when I was going through cancer that all may look like devastation, but it doesn’t have to be. We are renewed on the inside. Life without Jesus, that’s devastation. I appreciate your comments.

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