your presence touched me
and so my anxiety fled
im still walking through fire
but no longer with dread
living water protection
poured over my head
this fight isn’t mine
it’s yours instead

©Kira Shymn

when you walk into the room everything changes
darkness starts tremble at the light that you bring
when you walk into the room every heart starts burning
nothing matters more than just to sit here at your feet and worship you

we love you and we’ll never stop
can’t live without you, jesus
we love you and we can’t get enough
all this is for you

when you walk into the room sickness starts to vanish
every hopeless situation ceases to exist
when you walk into the room the dead begin to rise
cause there is resurrection light in all you do




when i close my eyes, pull away, and look at myself
i see privilege
i see potential
i see sacrifice, love, and promise of eternity
but when i open my eyes
i can’t awaken who i want to be
i can only feel the limitations of everything within me
i am dirty
i am unfit
the thought of lifting up my foot to take another step is daunting
because the future is so foggy
for all i know i’m stepping into nothing
off a cliff and free falling
except what’s worse: moving or staying behind
ask me once, ask me twice, everything is really, actually fine
cause if i stay the fog becomes smoke and the smoke clogs brains
suffocating from a given gift of emotional understanding
why can i see others so much clearer than i can see myself?
why does this mirror talk so ugly?
my bony frame groans in the ditch beside the road
eating dust, my mouth caked thirsty, hungry
and i guess it’s all my fault, i put myself here
you’re bent over, you’re holding me
you’re weeping, you’re healing me
you’re tears land and fall from mine
you share your heart and place it inside
and i’m a child
with no more power left to stop
amazing love, how can it be
when i close my eyes, pull away, and look at myself
i’m only beautiful because of who you are
and what you’ve done
and this distance that i’ve come
is the battle you have won
thank you.
i don’t step forward in blind belief
i fall freely into an unknown
with the only one who awakens my peace.