Create in me a clean heart: A poem of repentance.
I'll never forget the day Oh Lord, when I called out your name.
I surrendered all my burdens to you, I just couldn't stand the pain.
A rebellious child, like the prodigal son, I chose my own way.
But then I had to return to you, in all my naked shame.
I expected to feel your wrath oh Lord, for you are a consuming fire.
All heaven rejoiced, because I was home, true mercy was your only desire.
And although you never said a word I knew your eyes could see.
A broken heart, a weary soul, a spirit that's heavy.
If I may boldly approach the throne.
I'm the first of many but I"m not alone.
Lord, would you take my broken heart.
And then, favor me with a brand new start.
Create in me a clean heart, oh Lord, and this time, I'll be sure.
To protect my heart with diligence, this time, I'll keep it pure.
I try so hard to be good oh Lord, and though you've set me free.
These emotions returned...
They just won't let me be.
Giving out new hearts Oh Lord, is something you don't do.
But I know you can, if it's your will, for nothing's too hard for you.
I tried to do this on my own but found its just too hard.
I declare it would be easier Lord if you'd just create in me, a clean heart.
The inspiration behind the poem.
This poem was inspired by a comment my good friend, Word55 left on one of my hubs ( The heart of a woman) He said that poem reminded him of psalm 51:10 Create in me a clean heart.
Word55 planted the seeds, and they were watered through the night. When I awoke the next morning this poem was in my heart.
If you live long enough you will experience a broken heart. A death, failed relationship, failed marriage and so on. And though you recover eventually, those painful experience's will scar the heart.
Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.— Proverbs 4:23
Human Nature and The Condition of Man.
How precious is the heart? The heart has the ability to experience love, joy, and peace. Unfortunately, if it is not protected or cherished, the heart also has the ability to experience pain, anger, and bitterness.
Just recently, one of my relatives came over with his baby. She was all over the place, very inquisitive, and full of joy. To see the innocence in her little eyes and, the pure love she has for her father was priceless. How I wish she could stay that way. I would give up everything to preserve that perfect heart for her.
One of my favorite proverbs-4:23: To protect the heart with all diligence, for out of it springs the issues of life. The state of man's heart is mentioned in the bible many times. It's a great concern of God's because, He searches the heart of man and we know what comes out the mouth came from the heart
How many of us wish that a clean heart could be re-created in us? I'm sure you all agree with me, if you got a second chance, you would protect it with all diligence.
The state of the heart.
Do you sometimes wish the Lord would create in you a new heart?
© 2015 Dana Tate