Lament

My head was hung in shame

for as long as I can remember

 but especially at 16, when my heart began to break.

I cried out in agony

begging

pleading

Tears poured from my eyes

’til I could cry no more.

My heart wound was so deep.

Could it ever be healed?

It seemed impossible.

I begged for relief and received only answers that gave me false hope.

solutions

formulas

Until God intervened.

He revealed to me a plan

That he made long ago

To turn disaster into

delightful

And questions to peace.

And as I poured out my heart like water to the Lord

And as godly friends rescued me by speaking truth to my lies

And as I lifted my hands in prayer

Pleading for my children to be spared from what evil has tried to steal

God came.

And healed me.

And bound up my wounds.

And through terror and kindness

He granted relief.

One thought on “Lament

  1. bsebabe

    Painful realities, but beautiful salvation! So thankful He chooses to step down into our messes and lift us out….though sometimes He just sits in our mess with us for a while.

    Reply

Thanks for heart-composting with me! I appreciate your words.