Issues

For twelve years
plus three, O LORD,
my heart has been bleeding
and for the same season
I did not believe
it could heal.

For twelve years
plus three, O LORD,
my heart has been breaking
and for the same season
no one would touch it
lest they break too.

For twelve years
plus three, O LORD,
my heart has been suffering
and for the same reason
you spoke to it:
“Have faith.”

Too many years,
bleeding and broken.
I have issues, O LORD.
Mend my rent heart
by your grace
to peace.

on Mark 5:24-35 and Joel 2:13, with a nod to Julia Michaels’ Issues

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