New Poem – Isolation

I had one of those Holy Spirit moments like “Steve you need to write this”. During my parents struggle, they go days and weeks feeling isolated. God prompted me to write this poem May God grant you “peace in the storm”.

Poem : Isolation

Scripture : Ezekiel 3:26


Our entire being is made to worship

We thrive when being around other believers

Our soul jumps for joy when worshipping

Our spirits are filled with hope, love and joy

There are moments in life where we need separation

There are moments in life between you and God

The isolation brings peace in the middle of the storm

The isolation brings clarity to the moment

Clarification God uses to remind you of his love

There is an eternal view we are reminded of

it’s not easy to face

it’s not easy to comprehend

There are some challenges in life that bring isolation

The enemy tries to have us doubt

There could be physical and/or emotional pain involved

It’s hard to be like this, but it happens

God is there through all of it

Isolation is a tough feeling to overcome

I’m not sure there is a right answer to deal with it

Past moments in life crop up providing perspective

All I can muster to suggest, hang onto these moments

God will help you through the storm

Each situation is different

Each challenge will test your will

May you lean on God more than ever in these moments

Remember his word, draw strength from it


Story Behind the Poem

I chose Ezekiel 3:26 for the theme verse. Per the story, Ezekiel was “made silent” for 7 years. He couldn’t speak and was trapped at home. It’s an interesting perspective. In my own life, in unsettled times, I draw on stories from the bible I can relate to my own situation.   Regarding isolation, imagine what Ezekiel felt when God did this.

A friend and spouse were going through a challenging time dealing with cancer. They were separated due to the situation and dealing with treatment and other things.  This story also reminds me of my parents and when my dad was dealing with cancer. There were times they would go weeks being at home not being around others, due to the lowered immune system.

This can being create an isolated feeling. A boring routine with quiet time that gives a person time to reflect, which I can only guess is not a peaceful time, rather feelings of “why”, “how come” and “I don’t want to deal with this”.  God has gifted me to write my feelings in such a way I can hopefully share with others, they can use poems like this when they are feeling down or isolated to bring some hope and perspective in their lives.

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