In December 2015 I had been a Christian 10 months and was starting to learn more about how God viewed me.  He didn’t look at my outward appearance, he saw my heart.  As someone still wrestling with femininity I took joy from knowing that God saw through my exterior right into my heart. This poem was inspired by 1 Samuel 16:7 – But the LORD said to Samuel, “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The LORD does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.”


God sees my heart.

Even when the crisis is because of my own choices, God hears my cry.

(Note to self, because of Jesus I can be a person of joy.)

Take these thought captive God.

Interrupt me.

Rearrange me.

Redirect me.

Strengthen me in the face of adversity, I believe you know who I’m trying to be.

You see my heart, you know my intentions are good.

You’ve stood beside me at every crossroad showing me the way.

You’ve filled my life with so much good and I am swayed that you understand my intentions.

You show me compassion, understanding and grace.

You look at my heart, you embrace my longings.

You love me, cherish me, give me a sense of belonging.


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