Monday, March 22, 2010

Gently Woo Me

I've been thinking a lot about Hannah lately; about her desire for a child.

Even when God was silent, Hannah continued to press in. Even when her heart was breaking... she didn't push the Lord away.

Lately I've been grieving my own lack of answers. And I know my heart is a great distance from Jesus, as if I've withdrawn into myself; somehow become immobilized.

Tonight, as I lay on the floor, I asked Jesus to meet me there. To make up the distance I could not reach. To give me the desire for relationship with Him in the midst of the pain He's allowing.

Not even to restore me... but just to begin by wooing me.

Woo me gently, Jesus
When I don't have the strength to raise my hand
Woo me gently, Jesus
When my heart breaks and cannot understand

I've knelt before You here so many times
I gasp for air, not sure that I'm alive
My hopes are scattered pieces on the ground
I try to scream -- my lips won't make a sound

When I am broken, lonely, and ashamed...
Gentle Jesus, woo me once again.

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God is near to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit...

Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He shall give you the desires of your heart...

Trust in the Lord and do good, trust also in Him and He will bring it to pass...

4 comments:

Laura said...

Needed to hear this tonight. Thanks.

Abbie said...

Praying for you, miss BJ Hamrick. :) God did something similar for me this morning, as I sat on my bed in my PJs watching the rain out my window.

His love is truly astounding.

BJ Hamrick said...

Laura - Thanks for sharing. I love it that you stopped by!

Abbie - Thanks, girl.

banderclip said...

aw, praying for you dear.

I know all about waiting--for the right guy, for high school to end, for my boobs to come in (two out of three ain't bad).


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