Daily Prompt: Helpless
Helplessness: that dull, sick feeling of not being the one at the reins. When did you last feel like that –- and what did you do about it?
Control? Oh where art thou control?
Deny thy hold and refuse thy grasp;
Or if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love
And I’ll no longer be a…Coward (?)
I awoke with helplessness. Helplessness lurked about me, threatening me at every corner. I heard his steps upon the pavement. Saw his face in every window. At first I thought it coincidence, I was just paranoid, judgmental but we met before. It was no chance meeting. I knew his ways, felt his eyes upon me and remembered his craftiness. He knew me better than I knew myself. Helplessness was able. He could make me doubt, shudder and fear. He drew up sickness from deep within the bowels of darkness, threatened to choke joy with a shroud of sorrow. I thought I’d learned to avoid his grasp but alas I have not learned. I should never walk alone.
Arise, LORD! Lift up your hand, O God. Do not forget the helpless.
When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.
Lord be my shepherd! I am caught in Helplessness’s evil snare – again! Free me from his grasp. Bring me hope. Amen!
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