Wilderness Access

(Poem written during this Live Writing Session with Kingdom Writers) 5/13/17

(Poem written during this Live Writing Session with Kingdom Writers) 5/13/17

Wilderness Access

Heart race
Legs shake...
You call me out to the waters
Where the risk is great-er

I'd rather wear pretense
And pretend
like I've got it all together

These past few years have shaken me
Storm clouds appeared
out of the clear blue skies
Taking me by surprise

I've weathered the storm
Beaten as I may be
In the end,
You were always holding me
Throughout the entirety
of this seemingly chaotic journey

Safe now,
and now,
You're telling me
Share the stories of your wilderness
Cause freedom will come from your brokenness

Oh God, but they'll think I'm such an awful mess
Lets just embrace the Promise land, and
Deny the wilderness
But You insist,
Saying freedom will come from my brokenness
Share your heart and your experience

Vulnerability and honesty is a lost art
In Christianity
today

So God, I will trust You to lead the way
I look back and want to forget
But if others' chain will break
from my brokenness
Then let me share the story
of my wilderness.