My Book of Uncommon Prayers: Words Fall Flat

When I feel the need to defend myself to the universe,

words fall flat.

There are never enough words to balance out the weight of weakness, the sting of sarcasm,

so why not be content to let criticisms fall where they will,

knowing that Maker picks them up and carries them in His own woundedness.


somehow I feel like my limping justifications and explications carry more weight in the bigger scheme of things.


they only fuel the contempt railed against me. So

I will rest—help me rest in You.

About apronheadlilly

wife and mother, musician, composer / poet, teacher, and observer of the world, flawed Christ-follower
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13 Responses to My Book of Uncommon Prayers: Words Fall Flat

  1. Beautiful, Lilly 😊.

  2. susanpoozan says:

    Sorry that you feel so sad.

  3. Patty says:

    We search the universe hoping to make some sense of this world and all that is in it. Hopefully, we find that God’s creation bears witness to his omnipotent vastness. Hopefully, in the midst of chaos! Though It is difficult to keep our perspective heavenly when we are so earthly bound.
    Miss you and am looking forward to next Friday!

  4. I hope you feel loved today.

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