In my heart is a dark dim place of emptiness. How did I get here?
I feel so drained of everything. I am drained of God’s love and concern for others.
I am even drained of concern for myself.
I move as through murky, muddy, flooded streets with debris blocking my way.
I can no longer find my way. I am lost in this wilderness.
I have no interest in my work or my family and friends.
I am interested only in lying still letting the waters flow around me.
What can I do? Who can help me? Is there anyone there?
I can see the blue, blue sky but it means little to me.
I can taste the goodness of food but it gives me no pleasure.
I can smell the flowers blooming but their color fades to my eyes.
I can feel the gentle touch of friendship yet I shy away.
I can hear the birds singing but do not feel their joy.
Then You come and fill up my senses.
You fill me with hope when there is no hope to be found.
You fill me with peace even as the world struggles along
You fill me with gentle joy even though my heart is heavy.
I can taste your goodness.
I can smell your wondrous fragrance.
I can feel your hands holding me.
I can hear your voice guiding me.
I can see your face full of love for me.
There is no pain deeper than your love.
There is no care greater than your strength.
There is no worry stronger than your might.
You are my God. You are my Refuge.
You fill my empty spaces.
1 Thessalonians 3:11 May the Master pour on the love so it fills your lives and splashes over on everyone around you, just as it does from us to you.
May you be infused with strength and purity, filled with confidence in the presence of God our Father when our Master Jesus arrives with all his followers.
Romans 15:8 Oh! May the God of green hope fill you up with joy, fill you up with peace, so that your believing lives, filled with the life-giving energy of the Holy Spirit, will brim over with hope!