Beautiful Ugliness

By Hasyth A., Sri Lanka
“This is a poem I wrote about God’s love for me and the stages of life I have experienced. It talks about my internal battles and the person I became—not pleasant. But through all my struggles and all the rejections that I have put God through, He never let go of me. He continues to lead me.”

Another day, like any other
Again it turned to horror
Emptiness consumed me
My day gave way to night

Sadness comes knocking constantly
Darkness caressing my mind
My spirit search for inner peace
While my world turned upside down

As grass cries from the heat of the day
I suffer in silence, internal decay
My soul breaks, incessant dejection
So many thoughts, as I try to sleep

And in my loneliness
I see a glimmer of light
I hear a beautiful whisper
I feel divine bliss

I reach out, this feeling to embrace
I see, shining stars like eyes
Sparkling and gleaming through the moonlit sky
The wide universe declares His magnificence

With tears streaming down my eyes
And love overflowing from my heart
His embracing arms held me close
Took away my cares and sorrows

I lay there long, peace radiating within me
I clung to Him, the comfort surpassing
The forever bond, to the ends of the earth
The greatest love I have ever felt

But as for me, I will sing about Your power.
Each morning I will sing with joy about Your unfailing love.
For You have been my refuge,
a place of safety when I am in distress (Psalm 59:16).

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