Wednesday, November 9, 2011


For some reason, unknown even to my silly self, I have been running from writing this post for the past couple of days. It isn't anything profound or new; it has all been said by others with much greater skill. But the little voice persists.


It is all so heavy Lord,
so many needs that
weigh the heart down.
Sickness that has no cure
holding the future of precious lives hostage.
Waiting and hoping that
all we can do will be enough.

And I pray
because You have said "All things are possible."
I wrestle the burden off our shoulders
and lay it at Your feet.
You slip the yoke around my neck
and begin to walk beside me.

You take each need, each cherished soul,
and hold them to Your heart.
You sing softly,
fill bottles with tears
whisper words of love.
You tuck each one safely under Your wings
and gently number the strands;
with Your love You calm all their fears.

And the spirit flies free and weightless
on wings of promise.

linking to Em's imperfect prose:



Anonymous said...

i think that this was said very well...

Glynn said...

You ran from it, but you finally turned around and let it catch you. We're glad you did.

Dawn said...

Wonderful, as always.

S. Etole said...

Feeling the weight and the lifting of this.

Brian Miller said...

you know, if this has been on your heart for a couple days, you said what you needed....

Beth said...

I'm so thankful you stopped running and started writing!:>)
Beautiful poetic prayer that encompasses what's on a lot of our hearts and minds, but can't be spoken as well as yours.
It's a praising and glorifying of our Lord and Savior while lifting up others--much needed.

Christie said...

You say it so well in your poems. I pray that God lifts your load and draws you close for comfort and renewal. I pray for healing and lighter days. Hugs dear sister.

Sandra Heska King said...

Oh, Linda...I think I just added to His bottle.

diana said...

Linda - this is just beautiful. Beautifully true - thank you for living with it a while and then putting it down perfectly.

Megan Willome said...

I'm feeling heavy, too. Linda. Maybe we can carry each other's load, no?

Anonymous said...

You are built for this..
Cheering you on.

emily wierenga said...

this made me cry, Linda. i needed this. especially those last two lines. thank you friend.

PEA said...

That was so lovely to read, dear Linda, words that came from the heart. Big hugs xoxo

Laura said...

Your words make my heavy lighter. Isn't that the way with shared burdens? Love you, sweet friend. Thinking of you and praying.

Anonymous said...

...and what a perfect place to be under the shadow of His wings... as for the burden... prayer is the answer... tender piece... thanks