If you struggle with depression, guilt, loneliness, shame, sin, emptiness, sorrow….or if you sense that there are corners of your heart that are not aligned to the Maker….lift this prayer to God above.
My Soul’s Reprieve
its weight I surely feel
longing for a fairer day
when buds to blossom deal.
Then from above a tear appears
and bits of light burst forth,
dark corners sigh and burden wanes
oh hint of life and birth.
Then from above a jewel appeared
it’s corners sharp as glass
and as the light crept up its side
the darkness began to pass.
Now the air is clear and light
where once was dark and brown
where days were dull and ever low
now life and joy abound…
as though I wore a King’s own crown.
Yet still there are more corners hid
where shadows do reside
my days again grow long and tired
but I no longer hide.
So come and shake my changing heart
oh light do come again
yes, cast aside the dreary parts
for this great work I cannot do
for I am weak and cannot see
the way a heart molds to You.
Yes You can make a way to clear
the tangles that I weave
You alone are able to
give my soul its sweet reprieve.
Psalm 25: 16 – 21 (NIV)
16Turn to me and be gracious to me, for I am lonely and afflicted. 17 Relieve the troubles of my heart
and free me from my anguish. 18 Look on my affliction and my distress and take away all my sins. 19 See how numerous are my enemies and how fiercely they hate me!
20 Guard my life and rescue me; do not let me be put to shame, for I take refuge in you. 21 May integrity and uprightness protect me, because my hope, LORD, is in you.