I have given them the glory you gave me, so they may be one as we are one (John 17:22; NLT).

The spirit returns to God who gave it (Ecclesiastes 12:7; NIV).

Return, O my soul, to your rest (Psalm 116:7: ESV).


I cannot reconnect with you,
For we are one.

Neither can I reunite with you,
For we are one.

I can only return to you, repeatedly –
For we are one.



Depression and anxiety

I will make a pathway through the wilderness (Isaiah 43:19; NLT).

Even the hard pathways overflow with abundance (Psalm 65:11; NLT).

I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb (Jeremiah 1:5; NLT).

I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly (John 10:10; NRSV).


Life is hard –
Depression and anxiety
Still dominate my days.

Please help me as I choose
To change my thinking,
Forming new pathways
In my weary mind,

So I can re-connect
With all the peace
And happiness
You gave me

Long before you formed me
In my mother’s womb –

Then I will have
Abundant life,
At last.