Holding Nothing Back


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.


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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