Here’s a poem I wrote quite a while ago about those who find themselves struggling with loneliness and the hope found in God’s Word. I randomly stumbled upon it earlier today and thought I’d share.
An empty box of tissues
Beside a pile of ones filled with tears
A drenched pillow nearby
Held in clenched arms
Sounds creek in the night
Making one jump in fright
”What-if”s and “How’ll”s
Wreaking havoc on the brain.
Oh Sleep, please won’t you come.
Please free me from the pain.
Toss this way
Sleep finally comes; rest resists
A peaceful night of slumber
Nightmares torment. Again,
Tear-stained pages of a Book
So sacred. Completely true.
Provide a glimpse…
So do not fear, FOR I AM WITH YOU; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. (Isaiah 41:10)
Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name, YOU ARE MINE. When you pass through the waters, I WILL BE WITH YOU; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned… For I am the Lord, your God…. you are precious and honored in my sight and… I love you. … Do not be afraid, for I AM WITH YOU. (Isaiah 43:1b-5a)
Listen to me… you whom I HAVE UPHELD since you were conceived and have carried since your birth. Even to your old age and gray hairs I am He. I am He who will sustain you. I have made you and I WILL CARRY YOU; I will sustain you and I will rescue you. (Isaiah 46:3-4)