Help and Strength

My soul is weary.

God, help me to praise you.


My heart is heavy.

Help me to thank you.


My body is ill.

Help me to serve You.


I am overwhelmed.

Help me find my rest in you.


I feel I have been wronged.

Help me trust you.


Through the pain

Help me grow closer to you.


My heart harbors the poisons of

Rage, hatred, and bitterness.

Help me extend the same

Love, grace, and forgiveness

You daily give me.


My life has sadness.

Help me encourage your people.


I need the safety of Your name and

The comfort of your embrace.


Hide me, Jesus.

The tempter seeks to devour


But, the name of the Lord is a strong tower;

The righteous man runs to it and is safe.

For you have been my refuge,

A strong tower against the enemy.


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Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

Beautiful poem. Yes, when we cry out to Him, He hears and will relieve us of our distress, as He promises.

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God bless you. In His Love, Faith Reaper


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lcbenefield 2 years ago from Georgia Author

Thanks, Faith, for the lovely comment. God gives us strength and help to serve Him. Nothing is more satisfying.


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MsDora 2 years ago from The Caribbean

A lovely poem revealing our dependence on God, even for our moods. Thank you.


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BlossomSB 2 years ago from Victoria, Australia

We are human and do have all these problems and ups and downs in life and sometimes feel so helpless, but with God's help they can be overcome and even contribute to building a stronger character. God bless you.


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lcbenefield 2 years ago from Georgia Author

Thanks Ms. Dora and Blossom for reading. We depend on God for everything and He can use it all to shape us more like Himself. Bless you both.


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Frank Atanacio 2 years ago from Shelton

wow this was very good .. too bad you aren't putting out more quality poetry :)


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lcbenefield 2 years ago from Georgia Author

Frank, thanks for reading. I appreciate your comment. Thanks for your support.


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Dana Tate 2 years ago from LOS ANGELES

Beautiful words, deep and meaningful. Sometimes we do get tired and sometimes it is hard to find the strength to move on but God's word is He will never leave us or forsake us. This poem spoke to my heart at a time when I needed encouragement. Sometimes other's just need to know that they are not alone...God bless!


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lcbenefield 2 years ago from Georgia Author

Dana, Thanks for reading and leaving a lovely comment. I am so glad God used my work in your life. No, we are never alone. He guides us through everything and uses struggles in our lives to draw us closer to Him. Bless you today.


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teaches12345 2 years ago

Thanks for the inspirational poem. I find it very much a thought that people reflect. God always hears us, no matter how we feel, and responds with love and hope.


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lcbenefield 2 years ago from Georgia Author

Thanks, Teaches. Whatever we need, whenever we need it, He provides.

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