Both of these poems were written by me, one when I was deep in depression and the other a couple of years after I came out on the other side. I hope this is encouraging. If I can triumph over depression, you too can come out of the dark places of this fallen world.
May 28, 2008
How long, O Lord, how long,
Will I be depressed and anxious forever?
My eyes are flooded with tears,
My stomach a knot within me.
O, that I had never been born,
Or had died as a baby.
There is nothing left of me.
Please, God, I need a miracle.
You are the song in me today,
With all I think and all I say,
With all events that come my way.
Your melody my spirit plays;
I’ll tune within and humbly praise
Your presence in me all my days.
It’s not what I achieve for You;
I’ll strive no more in all I do.
It’s only what You do through me;
I’ll wait for You on bended knee.
God is good!