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Repentance and Grief at Heart


GENESIS 6:6 (KJV) - "And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart."

Grief produces sorrow,

Sorrow is the effect of how you feel;

It is not what you are feeling,

It is grief, the natural reaction to any loss;

The sorrow affects how, why, when, where and who,

As its reason, in response to loss;

Grief will answer the call,

Sorrow must bring its sour fruit to repentance,

For advice, counsel, and instruction in how

To feel and emote correctly, bitterlessly;

Oh, what peace is often forfeited,

Oh, what needless pain we bear,

All because we know not how to carry,

Everything to repentance before we pray;

Can we find a quality more faithful,

That can all the sorrow share;

There are many, many losses,

Producing little mini crosses,

Each one unique to its own experience;

The fervent and effectual prayer of the righteous,

In earnestness this quest to perform;

Outside the secret closet door,

Before passing over the portal to go inside,

Repentance takes away the soiled garments;

The regard of any iniquity in my heart,

It causes to pass from me;

There I receive a change of raiment to enter in,

Removing the garments stained by external skin;

The journey towards the closet,

To shut myself in and lock the door;

Ready now to pray, but first humbling myself to do so,

Even righteousness should meet with repentance;

The Prophet’s woe was real,

Woe unto them that call evil good,

and good evil; that put darkness for light,

and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet;

and sweet for bitter!

This is grievous, and can produce loss,

Repenting corrects this idea to enable me to,

Humble myself and pray, and turn from the prophetic woe;

Not to fumble peace, but rather,

Change direction and repent;

So that I will not go into my prayer room as a preyer,

Who is in agreement with what was the woe of the prophet;

But rather, praying with the good, light and sweetness of breath,

Repentance is the breath saver.

But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us. (2 Corinthians 4:7)