Greater is HE

Encouragement on our journey is important. As a matter of fact, so important that the Bible tells us to encourage each other daily.

But exhort one another every day, as long as it is called “today,”
that none of you may be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin.
Hebrews 3:13

MEET BILL!

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Bill has has made it his goal to encourage the Body of Christ through His blog Unshakable Hope. Bill was diagnosed with ALS almost 20 years ago. He is unable to move or speak and communicates through a retinal recognition device on his computer. His blog is filled with the Hope and Love of God.

Bill and many others live in the reality of this world’s cruel diagnose but simultaneously live out the reality of the power of the Holy Spirit through them. The following poem made its way through my heart as I thought of their impact. I am so grateful to Bill and his wife for (unknowingly) encouraging me daily to proclaim the Hope that lives in me, despite my limitations.

(Below you find Jeremy Camp’s song “Same Power” who speaks of this Hope as well.)

Greater Is He

I’m locked in this prison. Just why, no one knows.
Outside sits a harsh guard, named Cruel Diagnose.

This guard is not resting. He’s taking away
The places I long for and the words I’d say.

He wants to persuade me that all hope is gone,
That I will never walk in the light of dawn.

This guard is relentless with schemes made in Hell –
He constantly shows me the gloom of my cell.

But the guard does not know, the One in my heart
Named Unshakable Hope – Of whose plan I’m part.

He speaks through the mute and walks with the lame.
He can break prison bars with the sound of His Name.

He lifts up the head of the child, who is down.
He rewards the obedient man with a crown.

While the guard might be great, Hope wants me to see
That much greater is He Who’s living in me.

About Heidi Viars

“If you look for truth, you may find comfort in the end; if you look for comfort you will not get either comfort or truth ...” ― C.S. Lewis ..... In my pursuit of self, I found utter darkness. In my pursuit of truth, I found Jesus, who dispelled the darkness by His forgiveness. Now I follow Him and try to understand Him better. I am a wife, mother of 6, blogger and love taking photographs of sunrises.
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11 Responses to Greater is HE

  1. Beautiful poem, Heidi. ❤ Bloggers like you and Bill are such a blessing to the internet world. His Unshakable Hope is glorifying to God and inspiring to all of us.
    Blessings ~ Wendy

  2. Rene Yoshi says:

    I, too, have been blessed and encouraged by Bill’s posts! And yours, too!

  3. Nancy Ruegg says:

    I, too, follow Bill’s uplifting blog. Your beautiful poem surely declares what is in his heart. Just as you’ve said: God definitely speaks through Bill and breaks prison bars while he silently but powerfully proclaims the sound of God’s Name.

  4. Debbie says:

    Thank you so much for sharing Bill with us! What an incredible encourager he is! And God bless you for encouraging us too. Sometimes I don’t realize that I am in need of it so badly, until He sends some my way, and I weep with gratitude. God bless you!

    • Heidi Viars says:

      God has used him so powerfully in my life (and in my children’s life). I am grateful to the Lord for loving us through Bill 🙂 Thanks, dear Debbie, for all you do and all those people you encourage on your journey! You are loved, sister!

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