Finding My Rest in You


Finding My Rest in You

My heart condemns me.
Voices of shame and condemnation
Threaten to drown out the Truth.

I am unlovable.
I am worthless.
I am not capable.

I question my faith.
Do I belong to the Truth?
Will You also condemn me?

You are greater than those voices.
You know everything.
You know my history.

You see my wounds.
You see my humanity.
You see my need of healing.

I am afraid.
Will You will condemn me?
Will You agree with the loud voices?

Speak to me more loudly
Than the voices of shame.
Be greater than my heart.

Nothing is hidden from You.
Be more powerful than my shame.
Let me find rest in Your Love.

– Laurie Pontious-Andrews


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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