Thursday, October 04, 2018

Hello God! (are you really listening?)

A song I wrote for when we ask 

Hello God??  
Are you there??
Are you listening??

Hello God

Hello God  Are You there? Really listening?
Have you gone away?  Is there something that you’re missing
Do you hear my cry? Do you feel my pain?
Please tell me why. Am I praying in vain?

I’m feeling lost, empty in desperation
Can’t handle the cost, can’t deal with my situation
Carry the weight, carry the burden
Don’t make me wait - oh God I’m hurting!

Take it Away.. Take it Away
Please take it away,  take me away

I know your pain I too have been abandoned
Beaten and shamed, left all alone and stranded
Nailed to a tree, naked and lonely
My God, My God! Why have you forsaken Me?!

Treated like dirt, all who I love departed
I know you’re hurt, I have been brokenhearted
I know your pain, I hear your cry
To redeem you I came,to redeem you I died

Hi, this is God  Yes - I am really listening

© 2017 Brian David Kelley

Sunday, September 23, 2018


Some calls go unheard
Overwhelmed by the external
Objscts blocking ears
Phones too distant to apprehend

Some calls are muted
Disturbance unallowed
Vibration perhaps
to note an unrequited greeting

Some calls are ignored
Awaiting the cessation
Actively denying

Some calls are blocked
Sent to spam
Still birth removal

We dont cause the calls
But ours is to determine

Wednesday, May 09, 2018

The Cry of Gehazi

The Cry of Gehazi

What can I do?
Where can I go?
How do I continue?
When will help come?
Who can save me?

Open my eyes, that I may see

What is already done
Where I have arrived
How provision is made
When I see delay
Who is never late, and here

Open my eyes
that I may see
the reality
beyond my senses
the truth 
exceeding my perceptions

(c) Brian David Kelley 2018

Monday, March 26, 2018


They had a big start. God had personally freed them from slavery. They sang and danced with great joy

But it did not take long for things to look differently. A good start is a wonderful thing - but a good beginning does not guarantee good middle or end.

When the spies were sent to scope out the Promised Land only 2 of the 12 came back with a message of hope and faith. All 12 saw that the inhabitants of the land were big and strong and scary. But Joshua and Caleb saw beyond the environment to the heavens, beyond the temporal and into the eternal - to a God who is the same yesterday, today and forever. Who can never lie, Who never breaks a promise.

There are giants in our lives, and some are big and scary, imposing and beyond our ability to overcome. But fortunately we were not called to a promised land based upon our ability to get there on our own.

A land has been promised to us - a kingdom actually and the kingdom of God is both coming and already here.

We still have troubles - but they are not ours alone to carry. The promise is And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.

David - described as a man after God’s own heart had his fair share of legitimate fears. He was hunted by real giants, he was hunted by his own king. But his fear was of something else.  Do not cast me from your presence     or take your Holy Spirit from me

The promise to us is that the Promised One has come and will remain.

Do you see your giants in isolation? You and I are not left alone to battle these giants on our own. The Promised One who has promised to be with us until the end of the age has also said: In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.

When I see only the giants all around me I have fear. But when I see the One who is always, always with me, then these giants seem so, so small...