Heart's Ache

by Lydia J Western

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 21/02/2020

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x8.5
Page Count : 88
ISBN : 9781504320450

About the Book

Heart’s Ache is a collection of traditional-style poems that seeks to express for others what their own hearts have been struggling to express. It's about pain and love, loss and surrender, desire and youthful loneliness. It’s about fallen man’s longings for a higher experience of love; his memories of a fallen Eden, his visions of a distant heaven, and his painful awareness that pain and love are never separated. It’s the poetic result of one young person’s desire to allow pain to be felt, to express it in words, and then to continue trusting in God’s goodness to do exceedingly above all that we could ask or think. It’s about bravely connecting with the inner yearning for God’s love and the love of His people, even though pain is always sure to be present in some measure. It’s about loving, and then loving again, never ceasing to look in hope for God’s own abundant provision of love and reciprocation. He who loves deeply hurts deeply, but never will the soul of man experience love's rapture like those who bear their cross and wait for God’s blessing.

About the Author

Lydia is a young Australian poet. Born into an Independent Baptist Pastor’s home in Adelaide, South Australia, she is number eight in a line of nine children. She started writing at the age of nineteen, and her poetry is an expression of her own loneliness and difficult experiences as a ministry child, growing up in a country where churches are small and widely dispersed. Lydia was born again at the age of ten, and believes in the power of the cross to redeem and also as a way of life and daily surrender. Although poetry has been a natural outflow of experience, her desire is that these writings might help others put into words what their own hearts have been struggling to express. As well as a poet, Lydia is a pianist, amateur composer and qualified English teacher for people of other nationalities. Her burden is to bring the hope and light of God to those who are oppressed and sit in darkness. Her writing is just one way of sharing that love with others.