XV:A restless heart I nursed, no peace to find

“Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am meek and humble of heart; and you will find rest for your selves. For my yoke is easy, and my burden light.” -Matthew 11:28-30

A restless heart I nursed, no peace to find.

I strove to rule myself, to sovereign be.

‘Twas then I read I’m of Augustine’s kind;

“Our hearts are restless ‘til they rest in Thee.”

In shock I clutched those words, so plain, so bold.

Had I not always known Thee, my true God?

And yet, how I had wandered from Thy fold!

Prayers few, no thought of Thy firm Shepherd’s rod.

My heart spoke for itself, that heart the test:

Thine it was not, though thine I could have sworn.

“All ye sore burdened, come to Me and rest.”

To Thee I chose to come, ill and forlorn.

O Mercy great, that rushed on sinner lost:

And Thou my Last Resort, I counting cost!


About Victoria Grefer

Victoria is a New Orleans girl, born and raised, with an appreciation for the charm of the Deep South. She has a bachelor's degree in Spanish and English and a master's degree in Spanish literature, all from the University of Alabama. From the age of six she dreamed of becoming a writer, and her writing career begin in the third grade with a series of stories about herself and her friends solving mysteries. She self-published the Herezoth trilogy between 2012 and 2014 and is working on its second edition. She is soon to be a graduate student of theology.
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