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Illness Harboured Within

I wish to give God all the glory for all of my inspired writing – the poems, the songs, my e-book ‘Fragrance from the Spring’ … I could never have done it on my own … the writing simply wouldn’t exist without Him.

Illness Harboured WithinLiving in a small space, of what my life’s become
Weakness follows weakness, around this heart of mine
Each step, it feels uncertain
Unsteady and unsure
Tiredness overwhelming
Of this … I can be sure

Believing for His strength
To wash and remain in me
Trying to fathom alertness
Of what’s been left undone
Eyes … they see
But a mist descends upon my view
Pain … it flits so easily
Without a boundary given

The orchestra continues to play
Deep within my head
I don’t remember purchasing tickets
But have been given front row seats
‘Cause I can hear so beautifully
The rhythm of bells and I’ve been given
A momento to take home … Where I can
Repeat all that’s ever been played
Oh! and I forgot to mention, my head … it feels like lead

But I will not forget
No, I will always remember
That the Lord … our Heavenly Father
Is in control and always will be
Yes, He’s given me front row seats
But others, He’s placed on the stage of suffering
And their need is so much greater than mine

Oh! Lord I lift all who are hurting
All who are in pain
All who are suffering … in any way, Father
Unto You
Please flood them with Your healing virtue
Draw those who do not know You, to the well of living water
The well of salvation
Re-affirm Your beautiful presence to those who love You

Every breath is a gift from God
And hope, it lives within each breath

© 2013 Liana Wendy Howarth

Illness Harboured WithinMy beautiful cats, Louie Bear (top) and Meeko … they bring me so much comfort.


Personalized poems now available … See link at top of page. Author of inspirational and children's poetry, Christian song lyrics, e-book "Fragrance from the Spring", "Sunrays and Lily Smiles and my latest release "When A Child Sings" (Aug 2016)

4 thoughts on “Illness Harboured Within

    1. I was hoping to reach out to others who are not well or have been through the ‘storm’ and can relate. Somehow there is beauty in suffering as it releases love and understanding for others in the same or similar situation “Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.” 2 Corinthians 1:4 May the Lord comfort you now and always Betty Jo. He has promised to never leave or forsake you and He knows the tears that fall … xxx


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