Will you with me stay

In my struggle to accept,

Heart too heavy laid?

I so long to rest

To lean on You so blessed,

But laden heavy can’t.

Cannot seem to find

The words beyond my tears,

Beyond all broken held.

All I see is dark

Hands so empty, worn,

And no single ray.

I long to hope again

To dream, believe again

But am captive held.

Captive to my seen

Longing here for gift unseen

Faith in dark to beam.

No prayer can speak,

But You my longing breathe,

And my tear drops catch.

To sky me turn,

And arch above me fern,

Promised hope returns.

All You ask is come

With my heavy laden heart

And You’ll heaven breathe.

Here my weight release

In gift of faith I’ll feast,

In open mouth receive.

Faith not my own,

But Savior’s faith long sown

Growing here my own.

Even when I come so frayed

And heavy weighted stayed

Your faith in me breaks open, unfurled.

Ezekiel 1:28 (ESV) Like the appearance of the bow that is in the cloud on the day of rain, so was the appearance of the brightness all around. Such was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the Lord. And when I saw it, I fell on my face, and I heard the voice of one speaking.

So often, we just need a simple glimpse, a simple, tangible reminder of God’s Promise never ever to leave or forsake us. If you are having one of those days of swirling emotions today, may God cup your face in His hands and lift it up to see tangible reminders of His Presence with you too.

May He make His glorious face shine upon you through the words of this poem, the Scriptures and the worship song. May you too drink in deeply from His goodness, no matter what is unfolding before you. May our God break open your heart to reveal the gift of faith He has placed deep inside of you for this very moment.

EPHESIANS 1:3-6 (MSG) How blessed is God! And what a blessing he is! He’s the Father of our Master, Jesus Christ, and takes us to the high places of blessing in him. Long before he laid down earth’s foundations, he had us in mind, had settled on us as the focus of his love, to be made whole and holy by his love. Long, long ago he decided to adopt us into his family through Jesus Christ. (What pleasure he took in planning this!) He wanted us to enter into the celebration of his lavish gift-giving by the hand of his beloved Son. 

6 thoughts on “Unfurl

  1. miriammatson April 2, 2021 / 12:26 am

    Love this, dear Anna! Reminds me of Matthew 11:28-30 which I was meditating on even today. All He asks is that we simply come unto Him and rest. How very beautiful! Happy Resurrection Day to you!


    • Anna Smit April 2, 2021 / 10:09 am

      Such good verses to meditate upon, Miriam. It is beautiful, isn’t it? Happy Resurrection Day to you too!


  2. Bettie G April 2, 2021 / 3:51 am

    Oh, amen to this:

    “Even when I come so frayed

    And heavy weighted stayed

    Your faith in me breaks open, unfurled.”

    Your poem was so beautiful in the midst of my own heaviness. Thank God that He unfurls His hope right here. Blessings and love to you this Easter weekend!


    • Anna Smit April 2, 2021 / 10:11 am

      He is so near to us. I had this sitting in my drafts for a week, but after emailing with you, I felt God’s nudge to just release it now. Sending love and hugs xxx


  3. Gayl April 2, 2021 / 5:34 am

    Oh, Anna, such a beautiful poem. He is always with us even when we feel so heavy and wonder if He’s here. He loves us so much and gives such joy and peace. I wish everyone could know how much they need Him. Blessings, love and hugs to you, dear Anna. xoxo


    • Anna Smit April 2, 2021 / 10:12 am

      Praying with you for more to come to know Him. He is so beautiful and so full of compassion and mercy. Love and hugs to you too. xoxo

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