Friday is for Heart Songs
Read Psalm 51 and 2 Samuel 11
David’s sin and confession is an invitation for all of us to look with an unblinking eye at our hearts. (The following is from the archives of an old blog I have since closed.)
Repulsed by a Look Within
An offering for The Poetry Project
Satisfy me with Yourself.
Take my shallow and fickle heart
and deepen the channels that direct it to You.
You know my heart is desperately sick.
I don’t, I can’t understand it.
But I can make real headway in describing it.
It is fickle, shallow, prideful, easily hurt, grievously self-centered,
selfish, arrogant, lacking compassion, lazy,
given to anger, resentment, bitterness and folly.
Left un-checked and untethered to Your word
it would lead me into dark prisons of experience,
shackles of sensual excess,
pits of despair and self-pity
So satisfy me with You, that all my pleasures
would be grounded in Your goodness
and the wonder of Your ways.
Go to Psalm 52