Prisons of the Heart


Down, deep below and far from light,

Exists a prison cell,

Where darkness rules, and pain and hurt

And unforgiveness  dwell.


Your unforgiveness locked the door

And now stands there to guard.

It trapped your pains of pasts inside

This prison of your heart.


The only way is Truth and Light,

Which sets all pris’ners free.

It’s found in Jesus Christ alone.

It’s He who holds the key.


Through His forgiveness of your sins,

He gives you grace to see,

That all along twas you, the guard,

Who’s bound and couldn’t flee.


So take with grace the gift He left –

Forgiveness take and give –

And with this set your pris’ners free,

In freedom now go live.

Luke 4:18

He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives

and recovering of sight to the blind,

to set at liberty those who are oppressed

About Heidi Viars

“If you look for truth, you may find comfort in the end; if you look for comfort you will not get either comfort or truth ...” ― C.S. Lewis ..... In my pursuit of self, I found utter darkness. In my pursuit of truth, I found Jesus, who dispelled the darkness by His forgiveness. Now I follow Him and try to understand Him better. I am a wife, mother of 6, blogger and love taking photographs of sunrises.
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10 Responses to Prisons of the Heart

  1. Prison of the heart, so true–His Love is the only way to freedom. Bless you!

  2. theywhoseek says:

    I love anything written about His wonder, magnificent, undeserving grace. It humbles me and puts everything into prospective just as your beautiful poem did for me today. Thanks Heidi for sharing your gift with us. God’s abundant blessings to you.

    • Heidi Viars says:

      Amen! The forgiveness lived out toward me (both from people in my life, and from Jesus) humbles me every day. I am so grateful for His patience with me and mercies that are new each morning! …Thank you, sister…

  3. Wonderful poem, Heidi!

    Blessings ~ Wendy

  4. You have a beautiful blog. Love the photography and poems…keep at it and thanks for liking my post, or I wouldn’t have found yours!

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