The Depths of my Despair

My days are bleak and lonely, no joy exists within,

 Troubles in abundance, led me to this place I’m in!

Feeling sorrow and despair, unworthy and a mess,

 I hear laughter all around me, ambition and success!

 

But what of me, or where I am?    Who can relieve me of this pain?

 Even those who love me, can’t lift me up again!

What can I do, where can I go?  No way out can I see,

 Engulfed in growing anxiousness and insecurity!

 

O Lord above, please help me, if you can hear this prayer!

 I cry out in my brokenness of sorrow and despair!

Can you give me hope again?  Bring purpose to my life?

 Can peace and joy reign in my heart, overcoming all my strife?

 

Why should you care about me, Lord?  Undeserving soul, I am!

 And yet, you know my every deed…..and still, reach out your hand!

I feel my heart already stirred, and reach out, your hand to grasp,

 A desire so strong within me, I feel that hope at last!

 

There’s new strength born within my heart; it wasn’t there before!

 The tears are welling in my eyes, as my pain comes to the fore!

And Lord, I sense you know my pain, and it all, I share with you,

 Releasing my great burden, is what I need to do!

 

Exhausted, yet exhilarated, peace soothes my very soul,

 Understanding my emotions, moving upwards now my goal!

O Lord, my God, I thank you, for what you’ve done for me,

 Lifted me from the depths of despair, shown me love and set me free!

 

Onwards and Upwards………..

The Song of the Father

When your world falls silent it allows Gods song over you to be heard.  Quietly and beautifully rising deep in your being.  Each note falling like April showers quenching your thirsty soul.  Mending your broken heart and washing away the silt from past pain.  Streams of pure living water fresh from the throne of grace.  Rejoice in sorrow as it is only in that place you realise the depths Jesus will go to heal your heart and make it clean.  To wash your eyes so they can see and open your ears so you can here the melody of the Father as his lullaby of peace envelopes your soul.

Seasons for the Soul

What a difference a week makes. The seasons don’t wait. They come and go by divine passage. Never lingering long enough for complacency to take root. The seasons of the Lord are much the same. Our lives ever changing and evolving as we walk this road he has placed us on. Spiritual winter is hard but essential to let the dead things go. Today is the sign in the heavens that a time for hunkering down into the warmth of his embrace has come. Rest in his presence as you hide in the shadow of his wings. Safe in the knowledge that Spring is ahead and a time for regrowth. Let our seasons be rooted in the Lord and not in the fickle ways of man. The Father never gives up on his children so even if your Winter of the soul looks bleak please remember the saviour has gone ahead of you and stands in the fields of Spring beckoning you forward with an outstretched arm. Winter passes like the clouds on a windy day. The Lords love endures forever ❤️

Alison