Wednesday, February 9, 2011

sometimes the heart is fragile

Sometimes the heart is fragile. Today. I grip trust, cling fast. And realize, all my strength in gripping fails. And the slipping begins. I struggle to hold fast. The strain is too much. And I surrender.

i let go... breath held.

Yet I do not fall. One Whose hands grip mighty hold fast, and I breathe blessed-breath again, hard and rapid.

i trust... and tears.

He tenderly lifts me. And I lean in, feel the cadence of One whose heartbeat never fails, sure and true. Circumstance yet unchanged. But the fragile heart beats healing one restored rhythm at a time. This is all I have. This trust, more than enough. Abundant to move me through the minutes and hours of this earthbound day. Enough to sustain. My breath slows, human heart restores.

i am grateful... And lean further in.

His Word, open, marked by tears on worn page, engraved within, wells, rises in Spirit. Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.

i listen... and faith.. and hope.


Robbie Iobst said...

Thank you Sharen. I'm trying.

Sharen Watson said...

Robbie... You don't have to try. I think that's the best part. I know your tender heart. You've already fallen into His lap. Lean in. Love you, Robbie.

Renae said...

Sharen, this is beautiful. And so true. Thanks for penning the words that a thousand of us have felt, but didn't know how to express. You are a blessing!

Sharen Watson said...

Renae... Thank you so much for visiting here. And thank you for your kind words. I appreciate you so much.