rest for my soul

when shame and hate creep on my soul
and i’m wont to take the darkness head on
and i hold my sorrow
and i don’t believe that it is good to give this pain to Jesus

that’s when His love washes over me
that’s when His voice,
sounding like rushing waters,
says I love you
that’s when i hear
you are the one that I want

and i weep in thankfulness and joy
because i feel the ease of the yoke
and the weightlessness of my burden

January 8th, 2018