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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: See (07/22/10)

TITLE: Desolate Soul
By Christine Ramey


Desolate Soul
Psalm 139:1-14 NIV

Desolate soul, where are you going?
Why are you running from Me?
Donít you understand that you are My child?
Why do you choose not to obey My will?
Desolate soul, donít you know how much I love thee?

Desolate soul, I see youíre crying eyes and hear your weeping soul?
You should trust me as I am your Creator.
See, I have sought after your heart for a long time.
I know every morning when you arise and when you fall.
Desolate soul, donít you see, I know even your careless thoughts from afar.

Desolate soul, I know your ways and I know your words.
I am your Father, the One, Who knows you completely.
I took your very being and made you who you are today.
I created you to see and hear Me, but some will only do one or the other.
Desolate soul, I hope and desire you will both hear and see My good words.

Desolate soul, you may try and flee away from Me;
You may try and run from My Spirit, but where would you go?
The knowledge that I shall teach you is too wonderful for you to understand.
Desolate soul, I urge you to retain the words you shall hear!

Desolate soul, wherever you go I will be there.
My hand will guide you and lead you into the place you need to be.
I will hold you and never let you go.
Desolate soul, donít you know I will be in your depths of despair.

Desolate soul, you will see the light that surrounds you.
The darkness you now know will soon disappear.
With Me, there will be no hiding place even in the darkness.
Desolate soul, ďthe night will shine like the day, for darkness is as light to You.Ē

Desolate soul, do you not know I created you?
I knitted you together perfectly for my creation.
It was my plan for all to see that you are fearfully and wonderfully made.
Your works were designed beautifully from Me.
Desolate soul, I love you, My child.

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Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 08/01/10
This is a beautiful poem. At first I read it as desperate soul, then suddenly I realized it was desolate soul and it sent chills done my back.

There was a tiny typo in the second stanza it should be see your eyes.

But the message was clear and eloquent and touched me deeply.
Heather MacInnis08/01/10
What a lovely poem!
Beth LaBuff 08/02/10
You have a comforting message in this and stayed very faithful to Psalm 139. I love your title. Nice work.
Genia Gilbert08/02/10
Very thought provoking and true to scripture. Should be an encouragement to all the desolate souls who read it.
Verna Cole Mitchell 08/04/10
Excellently represents the Scripture--Good work
Lollie Hofer 08/04/10
Great message from one of the most powerful chapters in the Bible. Thanks for sharing.
Mona Purvis08/04/10
Speaks to the reader and makes them think. Very enjoyable. keep writing.

Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 08/05/10
Congratulations for placing in the top 15 of your level!
Rita Garcia08/05/10
Inspiring and from one of my favorite chapters! Fantastic writing!
Yvonne Blake 08/06/10
Yes, it's so comforting to know that our Father knows all about us and wants us to rest in His love.
Coleene VanTilburg 08/06/10
Congratulations Christine on such a fine entry. I am so proud of you, This is such a beautiful picture of God longing to hold us in His forgiving arms.