Restored; A Poem for Hard Times

Below is a poem that I myself wrote a few months back. I never thought I would share this with as many people as I have but from what I know the people I have shared it with, it has benefited. So I will leave it at that! God Bless!

Side Note: The moral of this poem is that no matter what we face God is there. So no matter what you are going through, please know and remember that God is there, He hears your prayers, He answers them, He catches your tears, and He knew you before He formed you in your mothers womb, and He knows all of the plans He has for you! Jeremiah 29:11-19 comes to mind…

For I know well the plans I have in mind for you—oracle of the LORD—plans for your welfare and not for woe, so as to give you a future of hope. 12When you call me, and come and pray to me, I will listen to you.f 13When you look for me, you will find me. Yes, when you seek me with all your heart, 14I will let you find me—oracle of the LORD—and I will change your lot; I will gather you together from all the nations and all the places to which I have banished you—oracle of the LORD—and bring you back to the place from which I have exiled you.g 15As for your saying, “The LORD has raised up for us prophets here in Babylon”—

16Thus says the LORD concerning the king sitting on David’s throne and all the people living in this city, your kinsmen who did not go with you into exile; 17thus says the LORD of hosts: I am sending against them sword, famine, and pestilence. I will make them like rotten figs, so spoiled that they cannot be eaten. 18I will pursue them with sword, famine, and pestilence, and make them an object of horror to all the kingdoms of the earth, a curse, a desolation, a hissing, and a reproach to all the nations among which I have banished them,h because they did not listen to my words—oracle of the LORD—even though I kept sending them my servants the prophets, but they would not listen to them—oracle of the LORD.i

Restored A Poem for Hard Times

By: Paige C.

Dear Pain,
Here we are yet again, you’ve dragged me down to a place I once refused to be. You hold me captive here
in the depths, making me feel hopelessness and shame, guilt and pain. You make me hurt you make me
cry, but I’m here to tell you to go away, to set me free, and if you won’t I know my God will. He’ll knock
you off your feet and pick me back up and put me together piece by piece with the shattered me you
created. This isn’t where I want to be, I want to be free, so leave me be and let me be me.
Dear Sorrow,
Here we are yet again, as the tears roll down my face I wonder why I’m in this place, sure you’re a part of
this world and we all endure you sometime but you’ve taken this too far. You’ve begun sucking the joy,
the smiles, the laughter and it’s not fair. I’m here to tell you to go away, to set me free, and if you won’t
do it, I know my God will. He’ll knock you off your feet and wipe away all my tears that you once made
me cry. This isn’t where I want to be, I want to be free, so leave me be and let me be me.
Dear Anxiety,
Here we are yet again as I shake and panic because you’ve awoken me. You tell me to be afraid you tell
me I’m not okay, but you’re lying to me and I know it! You make me shake and my legs tremble but I’m
here to tell you I’m done with it. I’m here to tell you to go away, to set me free, and if you don’t do it, I
know my God will. He’ll knock you off your feet and calm my stormy soul. This isn’t where I want to be,
I want to be free, so leave me be and let me be me.
Dear Doubt,
Here we are yet again. You tell me I’m not worth anything, you tell me things will never improve, you’ve
lied to me and now you must go. I’m here to tell you go away, to set me free and if you don’t do it, then I
know my God will. He’ll knock you off your feet and bring hope back to my life. This isn’t where I want
to be, so leave me be and let me be me.
Dear God,
Here we are yet again, I’ve fallen and shattered and You’ve picked me up. I’ve cried and You’ve wiped
my tears, I’ve shaken and trembled. You’ve calmed my stormy sea, and you’ve restored my hope. I’m
here to tell You thank you Lord. I’m here to say I love You. I’m here to say I will forever trust You.
Thank you for restoring me and my brokenness. You Lord are my strength my everything and I will
forever trust You.

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