She smiles through her pain as she passes through the crowded streets. She laughs with her friends when she really wants to go home and cry into the silence of her pillow. The mask she wears disguises what the person deep inside feels and craves.
How many times have we pretended to be someone else…hiding our struggles and wounds? No matter how hard we may try to disguise our hurts, God knows our “real” inner being. Absolutely nothing is hidden from Him. We must allow Him to heal the inner man and bring victory over Satan’s lies. It’s only through faith in God we will have the ability to take off that veil and become all that He desires us to be. Let go of those chains that have you bound…in Jesus’ Name! SHAKE LOOSE!
Just Be You
Who hides behind that face I see?
That smile, is it for real?
Do you have joy beneath your veil,
Or is it pain you feel?
Is your life filled with hope and love,
Or does life bring you down?
Is your heart masquerading grief—
The act of a circus clown?
I sense your sadness when you speak—
Despair, words can’t disguise.
The laughter you reveal to all
Reflects not in your eyes.
Take off the make-up of that clown;
No show for you today.
Release the hurt within your soul
And bow your knees to pray.
Allow the Lord to take the pain;
Refresh that inner man.
It’s not His will you wear this mask;
Your freedom is His plan.
Just be yourself—the one God made—
The one He’s always loved.
You’ll find your joy will be complete,
For you will be enough.
© 2011 Doris Hayes Gibson
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