Breaking rocks

Jeremiah 23:29 “‘Is not my word like fire,’ declares the Lord, ‘and like a hammer that breaks a rock in pieces?'” (NIV)*

stream in the smokies

stream in the smokies (Photo credit: haglundc)

Chip away jagged pieces

of this stone cold heart.

Sharpened edges formed

by life undone, protruding.

If left alone to grow

would rolling—

then hurt others.


by Patty Perkins


I’ve heard it said that hurt people hurt people. That’s motivation to deal with disappointments and let the Lord bring healing. Otherwise, those jagged edges might very well jab someone else and the whole cycle continue.

So, chip away. Let the rocks be broken and purified. Let the Word do it’s work in me.

*The One Year Bible, October 14, NIV, 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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