07/11/18

The Art of A Grateful Heart

A heart is a fragile thing… it can so easily fall apart.

One touch – one strong word in defiance

And its reliance upon the object of its affection

Shatters like a fine china tea cup…

But you, oh Lord… YOU promise something more…

Something different… You promise to overcome the world

You promise to bind up the broken hearted

You promise to give us Your heart in exchange for ours

Lord, my heart has been broken…

Sometimes by my own bad choices…

Other times by the broken and ragged edges of this shattered world

Come perform Holy Heart Surgery On Me today.

Teach my heart, that is now your heart, to be strong

Teach my heart, that is now your heart, to know YOU

Teach my heart, that is now your heart, to not be afraid

To be fearless…

Teach my heart, your heart in me, to be grateful…

For you didn’t have to do any of it… you gave your all for me

Chased me down when I was running away…

In my guilt and shame… in my cataclysmic mess you scooped up my ashes

And gave me Beauty… you spoke into my heart and gave me eternity as a gift…

A beautiful – perfect gift to be treasured and shared…

You lifted my heaviness off my struggling back and gave me something to shout about… too sing about…

Lord, I am grateful… even when I don’t say it or feel it.

For I know from whence I came… I remember the pit you pulled me out of.

I know the depth…

So I am eternally grateful… I love You Jesus…

Sincerely,                                                                          grateful heart

My Grateful Heart

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