A broken spirit

Psalm 51:17 “The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit…” (NIV)*

IMG_2267Pride rises tall

Demanding its way

A broken spirit bows down

Seeking God each day.

………………..

Pride knows everything

Resists being told

A broken spirit seeks wisdom

From pages of old.

………………..

Pride refuses help

Blind to reality

A broken spirit sees need

Accepts community.

………………..

Pride won’t hear

Turns deaf ear to God

A broken spirit listens

Waiting, His gentle nod.

………………..

photo and poem by Patty Perkins

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*The One Year Bible, New International Version, copyright 1986, Tyndale House Publishers, Wheaton, Illinois.

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About Patty Perkins

I'm Patty, writer of the devotional blog, Beside Quiet Waters. I love writing, reading and taking long walks with my camera. I've been married to my loving husband for 32 years and we have two grown sons. I am thankful for a place to spill ink, in hopes of encouraging others to find daily hope and inspiration in God's Word. View all posts by Patty Perkins

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