The struggle to remain in your embrace
When burdened with life’s worries, grief and fear
Becomes a hindrance all too commonplace
Thought first it was horrific and severe.
Oppressed beneath the weight of my disgrace
Ashamed, to you I no more could adhere
Allowing load and mass to sway my gait
I let affliction incapacitate.
Dear God, please show me rescue, don’t retreat.
Laid low by snares of which were not my choice
Imprisoned by the force of this defeat
I need you, long to once more hear your voice.
Without your touch I crumble incomplete
Release me, Lord; allow me to rejoice.
The Spirit stirs and moves me to the sea
Back to the ocean where I might be free.
When finally I dared to self submerge
Your ocean’s love was felt, Your grace bestowed
My burdens lifted, comforted and purged.
Glide fluidly, no longer pressed or slowed
In this surrender we did deeply merge.
Your light and love in me did hell explode.
As comfort, joy and peace have taken place
I’m once again caressed by your vast grace.
This poem was inspired by a post by Tom Caton at realchange4u.com