The Journey

I wrote this poem several years ago in response to a writing challenge using the word “escape” as a prompt. I hadn’t thought of it in years, but while praying this morning had a little nudge to dig it out and share it.  Hoping it ministers to someone.  No life or situation is beyond his reach and nothing is ever wasting by  our great Redeemer … in his loving hands, it all becomes part of the journey.

The Journey
Pushing, rushing
Frantically moving ahead
Striving, driving
Without a moment’s rest
Unaware of the need for …
Is there any hope for the driven soul?
Grudging, trudging
Down a long and weary road
Moaning, groaning
Under a burden carried alone
Now longing for …
Is there any hope for the weary soul?
Battered, tattered
Heart bound by rejection and pain
Discarded, disregarded
Filled with self-pity and shame  
Desperately seeking …
Is there any hope for the wounded soul?
Obsessed, possessed
Consumed by rage and bitterness
Crying, dying
In desolation and barrenness
Unable to dream of …
Is there any hope for the tormented soul?
Stirring, yearning
Desire awakened by grace
Longing, belonging
Swept into His loving embrace
At last! A place of …
There is hope for the thirsty soul.
Willing, thrilling
Answering Love’s true call
Satisfied, gratified
Now willingly giving Him all
No longer a need for …
There is rest for the grateful soul.
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” —Matthew 11:28 

6 thoughts on “The Journey

  1. This poem is amazing! I actually said out loud, “Woah” when I got to the “….at last, a place of Escape.” I love this so much. Would you be willing to tell your story on my blog? You could share of a challenging time in your life and how God brought you through. Would you be interested?


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