Chapter 19 - The Heart that Would Not Quit -- Living and Learning From the Healing Waters of Courage
God’s Unconditional Love Will Keep Us Strong and in Times When It Seems Nobody Cares, He Sends Another Caring Soul Our Way to Let Us Know We Are Never Alone.
Sometimes I thought it would be so much easier to quit trying than to keep trying and face one disappointment after the next. I can honestly say there have been many times I felt like I was just going through the motions of life as if I was only half living instead of enjoying life completely. In fact, I feel that is how so many people feel because life is not always the fun adventure we seek. Even when times are hard, it often feels like nobody truly understands. However, I have learned that there is always at least one person God sends into our lives who can empathize with our pain and sorrows.
The following poem, “The Heart that Would Not Quit”, is about one dejected soul who feels as if she is lost in a world of despair. She feels alone and as if is nobody really cares until she meets another kindred spirit of sorts who understands her feelings and develops a special way of connecting to her heart and soul. Despite her desire to give up, the lost soul soon realizes God has sent a true friend who will stand by her side no matter what.
The Heart that Would Not Quit
There were so many moments that
My life had been so sad and stressful.
I remember getting down on my hands and knees
Praying for a time that was more restful.
I often closed my eyes and
Made my most hopeful wish.
Somehow I trusted God would
Lead me on a new path to surpass life’s tests.
Many times I felt as if maybe love
Was for someone else to truly feel.
I wondered how long it would take for me
To discover a heart of spiritual love that was real.
Through so many half-hearted love affairs
And times where the love was just one sided,
I prayed that somehow the right love I needed
Would give me strength and keep me guided.
I walked around just holding my hand
Over my most desperate heart.
It seemed as hard as my life had been
God was giving me a fresh new start.
Then I found myself walking right into a room
Where I felt a special connection had begun.
There was something so sweet about the way I felt
As if the right love had now come.
My heart just kept beating
With such a mystical pleasure.
There was great love in the air
That was as sweet as a magical treasure.
From another place and time this love
Was unlike most people had endured.
It had the essence of joy and an undying hope
That was strong and forever pure.
I often experienced this loving connection
That was God’s precious gift to me.
I could look right into the eyes of the other half of my soul
Who held the key to my spiritual destiny.
Many times I struggled to tell the one
Who shared my soul just how much I cared.
I hoped my smiles and encouraging words
Would be a sign that my heart was always there.
There were days that I had worked so hard
And felt I could barely catch my breath.
Then all I had to do was look at my kindred spirit
Whose eyes could heal my soul with such depth.
In times of my greatest weakness
When it seemed I could not go on,
All my kindred spirit had to do was
Smile at me to put an end to my soul’s sad songs.
In times when it felt I was so on
Top of the world and feeling so strong,
I could feel your magical spirit transforming
My soul and helping me forgive other people’s wrongs.
Even when I wanted to give the
Other half of my soul my entire heart,
It was as if there was an understanding that
The time would come when we would not be apart.
It is amazing how time goes by and
Yet my heart will never ever quit.
The love I feel for my kindred spirit
Keeps it beating with such passion and wit.
Now when I hold my hand over my heart
All through the day and night,
I can feel the precious love of my soul mate
Giving me faith that everything will turn out right.
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