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shatter me

that the light of you 

may flood through

the broken pieces of me





Wasn’t Always

Dry, that’s the only way to describe it – this desert.

Parched, broken, all life resigning, giving up.

It wasn’t always like this…

Once, a mighty river flowed through, life surrounding it on all sides.

No one feared for drought, for the promise of Your presence was the life source, the hope.

But now barrenness seems to overrun.

What was before, is now only a distant memory.

A once strong pillar of hope is now, quickly fleeting.

Even the remnants of what was, seem to be turning to dust. Remnants pulverized to nothing.

Once strong resounding voices, are now faint hoarse whispers.

What was taken for granted is now desperately cried out for.

The world has crumbled all around and the struggle to find our hope is our deepest battle.

We question if you have forgotten your beloved ones.

Our hearts plead that you would come and save us, oh Lord.

For we have nowhere else to go and our strength and resilience is waning.

We are lost, desperately lost without you.

Save us from the oblivion we have wandered into.

Ragged and Worn

Ragged and worn

Weary and burdened

With nothing left to give but broken remnants

Remnants of who I was, pieces of an identity that shielded the truth

The truth of who you made me to be

This ragged and worn reality convinced me that I was lost and surrounded by hopelessness;

Everyday seemed an unending facade, meaning was lost in a tirade of monotony.

Apathy surrounded on all sides, pressing in, trying to consume the very heart of existence.

It blinded me to the authenticity and even the tangibility of your grace

But you are there gently pulling me out

Stress and conflict take me back to searching for quick and easy relief

My mind is a swirl of continuous thought. Keeping me blocked, preoccupied, causing me to be completely self absorbed.

All the while
Your arms are the place of my restoration

Your love the transforming fire of renewal and redemption