My Book of Uncommon Prayers: Words Fall Flat

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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.

But

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

But

they only fuel the contempt railed against me. So

I will rest—help me rest in You.

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7 thoughts on “My Book of Uncommon Prayers: Words Fall Flat

    1. I have several books of his and have always identified with the way he expressed himself with regard to struggle. I have not looked at them for some time, so this is a good reminder to dust them off.

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