Solitude

cross in woods February 2014 002In solitude and lonely hour,
In friendless night and feeble power,
In desperate fight and weakness stark,
You’re in the midst of all my dark.

In tears that cloud my eyes to see,
In answers that eluded me,
In helplessness and on my knees,
You are the God who cares and sees.

In all my questions, trials, and pains,
In that which hurts, and mars, and strains,
In injured soul and damaged heart,
You move in me, set me apart.

You hold me tight and make me new.
You draw me close and pull me through.
Your whisper I can clearly hear
In solitude, “My child, I’m near!”
snowy February morning 008
O Lord, my heart is not lifted up; my eyes are not raised too high;
I do not occupy myself with things too great and too marvelous for me.
But I have calmed and quieted my soul,
like a weaned child with its mother;
like a weaned child is my soul within me.
O Israel, hope in the Lord from this time forth and forevermore.
Psalm 131 ~ ESV
~~~
If you do not know the peace of God today, ask Him to show you.
Know that Jesus Christ died for you.
God longs to cover your sins with the sacrifice that pleased Him, namely, the blood of His only Son.
Repent from your ways,
Trust in Him.
He will not reject a heart that longs to be in Christ.
He longs to give you His eternal peace.
~~~
(Photos and poem © 2014, Heidi Viars)

12 responses to “Solitude”

  1. Beautifully penned. A very uplifting poem which has reached my heart, cheers, Aquileana 😉

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    1. Thank you for your visit and kind word of encouragement! Blessings to you!

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  2. Fabulous, beautiful truth–first word to last.

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    1. That mean much to me coming from you! Thank you for coming by … blessings to you!

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  3. If I allowed, this poem would bring on the tears. Such a beautiful weaving of words, such heart-touching truth, Heidi. Thank you! I, too, have held on to Jesus in the dark. I can’t imagine life without Him–His peace being just one of His gracious gifts.

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    1. I am grateful we never ever have to imagine life without the beauty of our God. It makes me think of Jesus’ words on the cross when He asked “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” Can you just imagine this horrible thing he had to go through, all so we did not have to…. We are so blessed, Nancy!

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  4. God has given you a wonder-filled talent. Thank you for allowing Him to move you to share it. Mary

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    1. Thank you for visiting, Mary! I appreciate you kind words. Blessings ~

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  5. Truly beautiful words from a truly beautiful soul. {{{{Hugs}}}}

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    1. sending you hugs right back (but then a hug is twofold and does not have to be sent back … hmmmm) … love you, sister!

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  6. Every word of this spoke to my heart. Thank you, Heidi!

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    1. Hope you have a restful weekend, dear one. Thank you for stopping and blessing me with your comment!

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