C R Clark

Rookie - 7 Points (1946 / Arkansas)

Testimony - Poem by C R Clark

In the early hours of morning, I was driving around the town
Going nowhere special, just couldn’t make myself lay down
My mind was deep in turmoil such, as I had never known
I’d made a mess of everything my self-esteem was gone

I had never felt this low before, tormented in my soul
By my own guilt and other things that were out of my control
It seemed I had a heavy weight intent to drag me down
If I could not, soon, free myself I knew I’d surely drown

Long ago I’d trusted Jesus and I knew he loved me still
But, I had strayed so very long and lived outside his will
That I couldn’t feel his presence, even though I knew
That he was always by my side and desired to see me through

I pulled into the parking lot of the church where I attend
Went inside, sat down in back, in the dark, and searched within
I don’t know how long I sat there and considered my sorry state
But somewhere along the way, I felt myself begin to pray

I confessed that I had let him down, dishonored his special gift
And the heavy price I was paying now, was my own fault, not his
I began to feel his presence all around me in the room
The love and strength he offered, that night, saved my life from doom

I said, Lord, this load I’m under seems more than I can bear
And, even though I don’t deserve it, it is my earnest prayer
For strength, to help me bear it, as you’ve promised in your word
And by your grace, to live my life, with reverence for you, Lord

Just then, my Lord took pity on this sinner, saved by grace
I felt his glorious power begin to heal my wretched state
I could feel the burden lifting and, while his spirit filled my soul,
It departed from my body, left me feeling clean and whole

When I left the church that morning, I was singing in my mind
Relieved of all my burdens, I had left their weight behind
And I say to all who struggle with heavy burdens in their life
You may find relief, as I did, through faith in Jesus Christ

Copyright C R Clark-3/25/2008

Comments about Testimony by C R Clark

  • (4/6/2008 11:06:00 PM)

    Richard, Sometimes I read your work, as you have commented on mine in the past. I couldn't have stumbled upon the most appropriate poem at this time of my life...I've forgotten about my faith...and we're all guilty of asking God for guidance only at times of turmoil...Thank You most sincerely...for I needed your words today. Beautifully written! ! Cathleen (Report) Reply

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  • (3/28/2008 8:09:00 AM)

    Great Poem Richard, many thanks, David (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, March 28, 2008

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