Spent– Too Much

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I think too much.

My wonder causes me to wander to rocky, unsettled paths

where questions grow like weeds,

poking holes in my confidence,

crowding out joy.


I stink too much.

This old, carnal rag I drag around,

attached to my will by threads of world,

holds me back and blinds weary eyes to what is

truly true.


I sink too much.

This seeking first and worrying not

is swallowed up by circumstance,

and my energy is spent struggling for air in dark deep,

till I remember . . .


grace is enough;

death will be swallowed up;

flesh will be made new;

and every darkness even now is overshadowed by unfailing Love.

Open my eyes.

Proverbs 13:12
Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.

About apronheadlilly

wife and mother, musician, composer / poet, teacher, and observer of the world, flawed Christ-follower
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7 Responses to Spent– Too Much

  1. hadorable says:


  2. Starralee says:

    I love the 2nd to last line especially–that’s what I remind myself when things feel/look bleak.

  3. susanpoozan says:

    Glad there is light at the end of the tunnel.

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