Tuesday, December 27, 2005

My Soul's Cry

This post is somewhat different than my other ones.As much as I love celebrating the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ this was a stressful and painful Christmas for me.The reasons for it shall remain unspoken of here.Though I am now hopeful that things will soon change I wrote the following on Christmas Day:

My Soul's Cry
My soul is grieved within me.Sorrow has covered me like a shroud.Oh how I long for the light of Your joy to renew me.To fill mylife with light once again.And yet I wander about in a fog.A darkness that seems to hide the light of Your presence.I long to be free of those chains that seem to bind me to my sorrow.To soar once again like the eagle.To ride on the wind of Your Holy Spirit.To look down upon the mountaintops from where Your Spirit has carried me.To see things from Your perspective.To truly know that all will be well and to know You as You know me.This is the cry of my heart today Father God.
As I finished what I thought was going to be a poem I realized it really was more of a prayer to my Heavenly Father.It was the cry of my heart on Sunday and it is still the cry of my heart today to see things from Heaven's perspective.To know my Father as He knows me.To soar above the sadness that poured from my heart as I originally wrote this prayer.I pray that you will take comfort from this and make this prayer your own.Insert your own name where appropriate.Personalize it.Make it your own.Make it your own heart and soul's cry.


Paul said...

Hi Sharon,

Thank you for sharing. Sometimes it is hard to write what is on our heart but when we do, it touches the lives of others, even those who do not leave comments.

This touches me deeply and I like you, want to see things from His perspective, to soar with the wings of an eagle.

I know that in the last three years, the Lord has broken shackle, after shackle off me, even when I couldn't see with the natural eye.

Is it not awesome that He knows our hearts, better than we do, and He hears the cries and He takes note, each tear is precious too Him.

Indeed it is my heart and souls cry too!

Blessings my friend,

Writing for the King,


Sharon said...

Brother Paul!
What a blessing to have you blog by brother!I struggled for a couple of days as to whether or not I should post this"poem prayer."I finally felt I just had to do it.Nothing like opening a vein and bleeding on"paper"for all the world to see,eh?You are so correct brother.When we share transparently we may never know what lives are being touched.Iam truly glad to know this has touched you deeply brother.Like you,the last 3-4 years of our lives have been hellatious at best.In the refiners fire for sure.Sometimes His perspective becomes obscured by circumstances.Praise God for the removal of shackles that come through being in His purifying fire!Abundant blessings to you my brother friend.

Darla said...

“It is better to go to the house of mourning, than to go to the house of feasting: for that is the end of all men; and the living will lay it to his heart. Sorrow is better than laughter: for by the sadness of the countenance the heart is made better. The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning; but the heart of fools is in the house of mirth.” (Ecclesiastes 7:2-3)

Started not to say anything, Girl I hear you. Most Christians I know do not wont to talk about the dark night. I think we have been taught that we have done something wrong when trials come. Like you did not pray for protection, you did not give enough. Well if you would have done this…etc. You know what I mean I call it The name it claim it gospel. I believe much growth happens in these times. I know for me I became closer to Jesus in these times. I know we change in times like this, we have to go threw the fire.
I really believe that. Do not get me wrong I do not like it but I can have Joy in the fruit it produces.

Ps 69:29 But I am poor and sorrowful: let thy salvation, O God, set me up on high.

Look at this verse, you know what it makes me think. (Salvation meaning Jesus) so we could say
(((Jesus set me up on high))) When you get to know me better you will notice I see everything Has to do with abiding. Doesn’t this make you think of Eph 2:6 And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus: Oh if I just could every minute: remain, sojourn, tarry, not depart, continue to be present, be held, kept, survive, live, remain IN HIM. I could keep HIS peace. I love what you wrote, it took me off on a trail. Well anyway my sorrow has brought me closer to learning ABIDING and for that I am truly grateful. I truly believe abiding IN HIM is how the BRIDE will have no spot or wrinkle.
Maybe this is one of the reasons we suffer or the reason we suffer. So with joy could we say everything works together for the good.

“And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together. For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God. (Romans 8:17-19)

Thank you, You have helped me. Much Love IN HIM Darla

Sharon said...

Amen Darla!
I am grateful to Jesus to be able to offer some help,some hope,some encouragement to His saints,His children.So many need His encouragement.And I love to write.:-)May the Lord bless you and keep you and be gracious unto you!