Voice of Hope

LORD, free me from my anguish.  Pull me from the pain.

Rescue me from the darkness, the agony, disdain.  
Show me you're my Healer.  Give me eyes to see.

Show me you're my Father, my ever-present King.  
Open my mind to truth and give me ears to hear.  

May your voice be all that matters and may You draw me near.  

The wounds, they overwhelm me.  They cut so wide and deep.

The torment wraps around me, disturbs me when I sleep.
I know your Spirit's in me.  I know that You are here.

Hold me in the darkness.  Calm my every fear.
Glorify your name, LORD.  Give meaning to the pain.

Redeem all that was taken.  Save me from the shame.

I'm tired and I'm weary.  I long to sit and rest.

I long for peace and comfort.  LORD, hold me to your chest.
I need to hear your heartbeat and know that I am seen.  

I need to know you hear me and care when life is mean.
Protect me from the anger, the bitterness, and rage.

Clean the heart within me.  You’re the God of All My Days.

It hurts to move, to breathe, to be.  It hurts to hope and strive.

It hurts to think.  It hurts to pray. It hurts to be alive.
I am Yours.  Do as you wish.  I give myself to you.  

Use me LORD, as you see fit.  Restore my heart anew.
I know you're able.  I know you can. But even if you don't.  

Strengthen me to serve You well and be a voice of hope.

"May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit."   Romans 15:13