Something a little different today. From the depths of my heart on behalf of my daughter, whose struggle with her foster-child past still causes heartbreak today. This is for my precious, grieving A.
How long will you carry those words?
The ones that hurt you
pile high your shame
shrink your heart?
How long will you hold them?
Words that smudge your beauty
crush your courage
eclipse life’s light in your eyes?
Will you let go?
Give them to One
The One who knows true you?
Who counts precious each hair,
each tear tumbling down.
His words give life
Will you let go of death-words?
Drop them to dissolve in dust
With the one who’s lies cheat your joy?
Believe His words instead.
“For I know the thoughts I think towards you, says the Lord, Thoughts to prosper and not harm you. To give you a future and a hope.”
Do you love someone who is struggling emotionally? How do you maintain encouraging and supporting them in healthy ways over the long haul?