Joy Comes in the Morning

My heart is heavy, Lord. I can’t go another day.

The sun is hiding its face from me. Dreams are shattered. My heart is torn. Sleep escapes me. My eyes are swollen from the never-ending tears. My head hangs low. My shoulders slumped over. My feet feel like they’re walking in concrete.

Yet You say: Trust Me.

I don’t know if I can hold on longer. I’m not sure I can take another step – another hour, another minute, another second. I can’t today, Lord. I feel like a failure. I have nothing left to give. This darkness doesn’t lift. There’s trouble on every side, darkness all around. The burden is too heavy. The valley is too long. The ocean too wide. The pit too deep. God, please don’t leave me like this! Don’t forsake me now! Whom do I have besides You, Lord?

Please, God. Help. Me. To live.

Yes, child, He whispers. I am here.

Maybe … just maybe, I’ll try again tomorrow.


Personal Note: I felt compelled to jot these words down. I don’t know who this is for, but you know who you are. May hope arise within your spirit, and may you sense the Father’s peace as only He can grant in the midst of the storm. May He fill the void from within and heal the pain in your heart. Yes, He loves you just the way you are, but too much to leave you that way.

Mary A. ~


Filed under Inspirational, Prayer

15 responses to “Joy Comes in the Morning

  1. Beautiful! Thank God for his faithfulness and help!

  2. Thank you Mary – you blessed me today! God bless you too 😉

  3. Reblogged this on Prayers and Promises and commented:
    As my father in law recovers from his heart surgery and my father prepares for his brain surgery later this month – here I am. Thank you Lord for the joy that is coming soon!

  4. Very well put, and words to ponder for a while. I am not religious, so I have to take the God part out. The true meaning behind the words is still there. Thanks for this post.

    • Thank you, Shauna for visiting and for commenting. You stopping by means a great deal. Will be thinking (and praying) for you 🙂 Hugs

  5. I enjoyed this. I’m in a great place right now, but I hope you reached someone.

  6. Debbie Reynolds

    What a powerful post!!!!

  7. Prayer Pilgrim

    When we feel burdened or like things are crashing down around us, remember: His burden is light, and our life is in Him.

  8. The Spirit is stirring and I pray that all will be obedient, as you have been, to flow; for it is through the free flowing of our gifts that His light will outshine t his present darkness. Beautiful post.

  9. We are on the same wave link.I just wrote a poem called “One Day’s Grace”!! So glad I found your blog!

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