Holding Nothing Back

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Holding Nothing Back

An honest heart before You.
An open heart before You.
An undivided heart before You.
A cleansed heart before You.
An emptied heart before You.

Help me to reside in this place.

Help me to stop hiding.

Help me to stop leaning on things –
empty, dead things – instead of You.

I feel Your nudge.
Help me to yield
And not hold back.

Forgive me my anger,
vanity, and pride.
They are so ugly and vile.
They are repugnant to me.

I declare my heart is safe with You.

~ Laurie Pontious-Andrews

Psalms 32:2b – Prayer/Promise

God holds nothing against you and you’re holding nothing back from him.

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About unabashedhope

The name Unabashed Hope comes from my favorite poem by Emily Dickinson. Unabashed means not embarrassed, disconcerted or ashamed. I believe Emily's poem, Hope is the Thing with Feathers, says it best: Hope is the thing with feathers That perches in the soul, And sings the tune without the words, And never stops at all, And sweetest in the gale is heard; And sore must be the storm That could abash the little bird That kept so many warm. I've heard it in the chilliest land And on the strangest sea; Yet, never, in extremity, It asked a crumb of me.

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