Like a wounded soldier

With gaping wounds indeed,

Is the unregenerate soul

Where Your hope cannot be seen.

Like a dying casualty

With no strength at all,

Is our entire being

Before our name You call.

Like a drunkard that can barely see

As we stumble in our walk,

And like a spider’s web and trap

Is the venom as we talk.

Like a prisoner behind those bars

Where a glimpse of light remains;

Where regret and remorse

Consumes those every waking days.

Like a child in much pain

That requires a doctor’s touch,

Is our heart before it is transformed

As it hurts so very much.

But when we book ourselves in;

Into Your spiritual hospital;

Your surgeon’s touch will transform

To complete and make us full.

Your hand with the scalpel

Will chisel away our sin,

To remove all uncleanliness

And all unrighteousness within.

You remove all the hardness

That surrounds our troubled heart,

And ignite Your peace and love

As we enjoy a brand new start.

But we need to book ourselves in

With meekness and humility,

So we are refreshed and renewed

And with new vision we will see.

(C) P.B. 2021

“Then I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you shall be clean; I will cleanse you from all your filthiness and from all your idols.  I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will take the heart of stone out of your flesh and give you a heart of flesh.  I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you will keep My judgments and do them.”  Ezekiel 36:25-27

“Come now, and let us reason together, says the Lord, though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are like crimson, they shall be as wool.”  Isaiah 1:18

“Why are you cast down, O my soul?  And why are you disquieted within me?  Hope in God, for I shall yet praise Him for the help of His countenance.”  Psalm 42:5

“He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake.”  Psalm 23:3

“For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.”  Hebrews 4:12