Monday, March 30, 2015


by Marcie Bridges @Marcie_Bridges

The Lord is close to the brokenhearted 
and saves those who are crushed in spirit. 
Psalm 34:17-18


Oh lonely tree out in the field
How do you stand so tall and full
Where no river runs by you
How do your leaves produce such blooms?

Oh lonely tree out in the meadow
Grasses green and flowers pink
Your loveliness comforts me
I want to curl up beneath your canopy.
Oh lonely tree out in the pasture
Branches reaching toward the heavens
Are you praying to your Maker
Are you worshiping your Savior?

Oh lonely tree out in the prairie
Your roots grow deep to depths uncertain
Somehow I think you understand
Who gives you life and makes you grand.

Oh lonely friend feeling like a tree forgotten
Let your roots grow deep in His living water
Spread your branches high into the sky
Feeling God’s love showered from on high.

Oh lonely friend out in the field
Remember God is with you still
He hears every tiny sigh you make
He sees every time you lift your praise.
God has never abandoned you
No matter how many others do
He sent His Spirit to live inside
To be your Comforter and your Guide.

If you feel lonely here’s what you do
Pray to God to see you through
Reach out to others who may be in need
Of the shade and shelter Your Father brings.

Oh lonely tree and friend out in the meadow
Don’t be like the weeping willow
Soak in the rays of your Maker’s light
Abide and rest in His matchless love.

The grasses green and the flowers pink
Come to play and keep you company
You’re not as alone as you may think
Even in the night the moon and stars wink.

~Marcell Warner Bridges
© 2015, All Rights Reserved

Dear Father God, so many are feeling lonely and unworthy. They feel like they are not needed or wanted. Maybe they feel like a tree out in the middle of a field without anyone or anything. Lord, show them that You are their hope, strength, provider and nourishment. And even when they don't know where the water of life flows to keep them strong, may they reach their arms and hearts up to You to find that You are the One who gives us the living water where we thirst no more. May we invite others to sit in the shade with us and to feel Your comfort and peace. Thank You Lord for never leaving nor forsaking us. Thank You for being close to us when we are brokenhearted and saving us in our loneliness. In Jesus' Name, Amen.

I am praying this week that no matter what is going on in your life that you will find your rest and comfort in Jesus.

From My Heart to Yours,
© Heart Thoughts, Marcie Bridges, 2015


  1. So many people feel they don't belong. Thank you, Marcoe, for sharing this much needed message of hope!

    1. I pray it ministers to many hearts this week. Blessings Norma!

  2. I love the image of the tree for we are called to be trees of righteousness with roots reaching deep into the Living Water of God. Thank you for this beautiful post.

    1. May the Lord comfort you with His tenderness and living water this week dear friend.


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