Praying Out Loud

Show me the lights
You made for my dark
Show me the lives
You set apart
To keep me holding on…

The ones who will stay
The ones who embrace
All of the darkness of me.

Show me the lies
I have welcomed as friends
Show me the ties
I let bind me again
That keep me from holding on. 

Take them away
Bring on the day
And shatter this darkness in me. 

The Lord is a lamp
That lights up my darkness;
To Him, the night is as day.
And when I’m surrounded
By blackened seas,
I know that HE knows my way. ❣

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Inspired by someone I spoke to today, whose pain is not unfamiliar to me, albeit unique in its own ways to its bearer.

Final verse is a rhyming compilation of Micah 7:8, Psalm 139:12, and Psalm 142:3. These are my favorite verses to hold onto on the darker days. ❣

  

Reflections: 52 Weeks Ago

Hope

Trickling

Down the drain of discouragement

The bane of encouragement

is Time

Passing

Leaving me behind

Bereaving me of my

Hope.
 

Death

Stalking

The desolate hallways of my heart

I wrestle it hard and fall apart

On rocks

Of Never

Cracked and broken, shattered

Everything that mattered

Gone.

 
Heart

Splitting

Under pressure of faith and doubt

I can’t do this without

The ones

Who stand

Like giant swaying evergreens

Blowing in the Perseverance breeze

For me.
 

God

Working

In the alleyways of pain & wounds

The valley place of shame will soon

be Doors

Opening

Into a garden blooming hope

And everyone will finally know

He is God. ♡

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August 18, 2014