last week I read an awesome post over at YLCF that put into words something I have believed for a long time, due to my own experiences in this area of the heart. I highly recommend hopping over and reading “Giving Your Heart Away”. And here is a poem I wrote years ago testifying to God’s healing power…
he was oh, so careful with my heart
it wasn’t for lack of trying
it wasn’t ’cause I was so fragile
but he broke it.
his hands were so careful
his actions unhurried
as he held in his hands
he didn’t take care to stand apart
from the crush of the crowd
someone bumped his elbow
he dropped it
and I broke
he didn’t mean to
it was an accident
but there it was upon the ground
who would put it together again?
i thought the shards got swept away
but bigger hands more gentle still
knew how to make a miracle
it’s whole again
don’t ask me when or how, or why, or where.
sometimes i still feel the seams
I won’t deny the scars
I will admit to feeling bruised
at where i’m at
from where i was,
from that –
that broken place
so void of hope
so black i thought i’d lost my sight
so crushed i’d never get back right
i thought his hands were gentle
God’s where so much more
though i was not always aware
that He was there,
there, in the throng
caring for me
every joy that i felt was a gift from Him
and each pain was carefully weighed
He has proven His skill
that He loves me still
He’s won my heart once again
with His gentle hands.
I like this poem a lot. Thanks for sharing.
Olivia Joy says
This poem means a lot to me Treen.>Thanks for posting this.