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Today's prompt: Nothing
My failures flank my mind like a retaining wall
ready to keep out Your words.
It’s all I can see some days.
The impatience this momma showed at childhood foibles.
The anger this wife spewed toward a husband.
The lack of compassion this beggar extends to those less fortunate.
The resentment harbored in this pastor’s heart for faith-siblings.
The mistakes of my youth that snare and trap me.
The defeats of the soul that echo in the chambers of my heart.
How is it I escape them?
The sins that paralyze me
and let fear win.
The dark places I worry will lead You
desert and abandon me.
The transgressions that taunt.
The debts that claim they are more powerful
than payment rendered.
Untruths that use guerilla tactics to ambush my confidence.
What sin is too far-reaching?
What choices will send You retreating?
What can keep You from me?
And I hear You whisper,
a single word,
above the screaming fortress of the lies,