Keep me safe, O God,  …

Keep me safe, O God,
for I have come to you for refuge.
I said to the Lord, “You are my Master!
Every good thing I have comes from you.” Ps. 16:1-2

That spinning drivel of my life – all that entertains and glitters.

Sharp shards in a nightly twister

Bump and bruise, beat and blind me. 


I curl fetal in the midst of the storm. 

Is there no one to save?


Things I guarded, that brought delight

Blown, I fall from one winsome height. 

Where to plant my feet, just one more time?

To ground myself on anything known. 


I’ve been filled by people, studies. 

Taught good words, preached at, sung to. 


But all my peace mysteriously flung to 

Hills unscalable, heights unknown.


Oh that this hour soaked with the sweat of prayer

May reach your ears. Call to your Spirit. 

Oh heart of my King!

Draw near to rescue me from these rote feelings 

Of less than beauty, short of hope, less than peace. 


Be all my Jesus. Please be attentive to my pen. 

The only seemingly working piece of me. 

Voice drowned out, heart a smoldering heap.

Hear my pen, collect this passionless heart and be my one and all. Image

One thought on “Keep me safe, O God,  …

  1. Wow! This was vivid and so very powerful; it’s the cry of someone who is the valley of their life right now. Whereas before there was love, laughter, hope and a sense of coming home in the Lord, right now you’re in a dry, hopeless place.
    Been there, felt that, so full of bitterness and self-hatred and not understanding why. It took me a while to realize that I had to stop looking down at my circumstances, because in doing that I couldn’t look up and see God’s outstretched hand waiting to help me out of that sad, bitter, dry valley.
    Hope comes in the morning, I know from personal experience. Be blessed.

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