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Overflowing Joy


The bubbling water represents the overflowing joy.
Photo Credit: Ben Curry

(By Rachel Joyce)


Joy wells up through

The fractures and crevices

Of my soul; the sorrow and grief

I thought would kill me, only

Hollowed out deeper places

For joy to find a home.


And after I made space

For grief, joy moved in as well,

Richer, freer, fuller joy, surging up,

Surprising and overwhelming

Me with its intensity, flooding

My soul and healing my heart.


And I worship the One

My grief, my sadness that He might

Bring about my healing, and

I praise Him for embracing

Sorrow that I might have joy.

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