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Heavy Heart, Weary Soul

Updated on April 29, 2014

My soul is weary of the pain.

My heart is heavy with hurt.

My body aches and is exhausted.

How much more, Lord?

How much more?

God, sin's weight on me.

My spirit drinks the poison of the wicked surrounding me.

They spew venom and filth

Trying to take my eyes from you.

My eyes are on you, Lord.

Help me keep my eyes on you.

My mind is fed to strangle

Your steadfast love.

Despair calls me from you.

Anxiety threatens peace.

In you, Lord, do I find solace.

Peace and rest only from you.


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      Belle 3 years ago

      If only there were more clveer people like you!

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      lcbenefield 3 years ago from Georgia

      Miknnetoka,I am so grateful for you reading my work. Thanks for leaving such a generous comments. Yes, God is our comfort in all and above all.

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      lcbenefield 3 years ago from Georgia

      Dana, How appreciative I am that God used my words to minister to you. Thanks, Blossom, for your faithfulness in reading my work and leaving encouraging comments.

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 3 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      A beautiful poem and prayer. Love those quotes/images, too.

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      Linda Rogers 3 years ago from Minnesota

      What a beautiful prayer to our Lord. We are all tempted with sin every day, every minute. It is comforting to know God is always there for us.

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      Dana Tate 3 years ago from LOS ANGELES

      " My soul is weary from the pain, my heart is heavy with hurt" I believe the Lord directed my path to these words so I can understand that I am not alone. Like the Apostle Paul, I constantly have to encourage myself because lately I have been waking up with a very heavy heart. The Lord has called me to exhort. Sometimes I just wish someone could uplift me. Your inspiring words did that for me this morning and for that I say thank you.

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      lcbenefield 3 years ago from Georgia

      Thank you SirDent for reading. I have spent quite a bit of time lately reading the Psalms. They are a source of strength for me. With Christ, we are able to overcome the uglies of this life. He grants such sweet peace.

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      SirDent 3 years ago

      Reminiscent of what David wrote in some of his psalms. No matter who or what comes against us, we are more than conquerors through Christ Jesus. In the end, peace will come and quietness of soul will take over.