Tuesday, November 9, 2010

I Give You

I give You my sorrow,
that I might have Your joy.
I give You my fear,
that I might know Your peace.
I give You my striving,
that I might know Your grace.
I give You my doubts,
that I might walk in faith.

I give You my disappointments,
that I might have hope.
I give You my life,
that I might find it in.
I give You the thorns,
that I might breath the fragrance of the rose.

This is my contribution to L.L.'s Random Acts of Poetry



  1. Very good.
    I especially like that last line about the thorn. So true

  2. Me, too, Linda. I give it all to
    Him so I can find all His goodness.
    Thank you, Lord for joy, peace,
    grace, faith, hope and life!

  3. sounds like a pretty sweet deal.

  4. This is quite lovely, Linda. And what a deal we get!

  5. We receive so much more than we give, don't we?! Very well said.

  6. Oh, Linda...
    You have no idea how I needed this tonight.

    I have been praying with you every day....

    I just love your heart and give thanks for you, Linda...

    All's grace,

  7. "I give you my disappointments."

    There's vulnerability in that.

    Also, you asked about writing from a place of personal rhythm. I meant that my Littlest and I seem to have our own very strong voices and cadences and that when we try to write in form it comes up against that and makes it very hard for us to write. Yet my Eldest is freed, and finds a rhythm when she writes in form. It's a bit of a mystery to me why this difference. But there it is. :)

  8. Your gift for the written word is astounding, Linda... and the way He uses your gift... true blessings, over and over and over again. Thank you~

  9. Sometimes I think I have nothing to give. Your gentle words remind me...He wants everything about me--the good, the bad, the ugly--and He makes it beautiful.


  10. I love the part about the thorn and the rose. Lovely, and moving. :)