If you’ve ever journeyed down the path of abuse, this poem will speak to your heart. Years of feeling unworthy of anything better can sometimes make us lose sight of who we are meant to be in Christ. Because of His grace, we are made worthy. He loves us and will mend every hurt. Put your complete trust in Him.
From page 198 of my book, Heart Written – Breaking Free:
She puts on her make-up and brushes her hair.
She views her reflection and can’t help but stare.
She sighs at the mirror; her eyes close and weep.
This woman she’s seeing reflects her defeat.
She prays with her head down; her tears touch the floor.
She cries for that young girl, who once was adored.
“Why do I feel ugly? This face is not mine.
It seems I’ve been cheated; life hasn’t been kind.”
”The years proved to hate me; they’ve emptied my youth.
My dreams are now over; I must face the truth.
That person I’m facing, I don’t know at all.
She’s looks unfamiliar; not one I recall.”
“Oh, child, hear me calling; where is it you’ve gone?
I yearn for my childhood; I long to go home.”
But God sees her teardrops and touches her face.
He wipes away fear now and fills her with grace.
He whispers, “I love you”; you’re one of a kind.
You’re special in My eyes; you’ll see that, in time.
Don’t worry, My child; you are treasured to Me,
And one day, you’ll find out how great you can be.
Yes, living inside you, is someone you know.
She wishes to break free; you must let her go.
Lift up your head, proudly; don’t weep for what’s passed;
Your beauty will shine, once you free her, at last.
© 2012 Doris Hayes Gibson
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