Courage to break free

Brave PJ poem file image

‘Brave’

She doesn’t feel brave at all.

It started with a tentative unpicking

Loosing a thread

Dropping a stitch

that spooled and pooled out

all the dirt, debris and detritus

of a life lived edged by despair

and heavy with deceit

Let it out, my friend.

Let it pour as tears

cascading as rivers down your face

Allow that searing wound to be pierced,

lanced with laser-light of Truth;

be exposed, raw, oozing its badness,

ready for cleansing and healing.

Let God’s healing balm bind up the pain

as more threads are snipped

and a life laid bare.

Unravelling of mind and heart

Whispers in the dark

Furtive fumbling

leaving muddy footprints

of fear, guilt and shame.

Be bold

Be brave, sweet sister.

Only in the letting go

can we be free

as chrysalis to butterfly,

become all He created us to be.

Become new

Washed in Blood

Washed in Light

Washed in Grace

Washed in Love.

You are brave

You are bold

You are beautiful

And you are being

set free

to be fully functioning

as you are intended to be.

©JoyLenton2015

Brave poem PJ file image pin

9 thoughts on “Courage to break free

  1. I’m so amazed sometimes how your words speak the deep thoughts in my heart, Joy. This is such a breathtakingly beautiful poem of a wounded soul finding healing, wholeness, and freedom in Jesus. Thank you for touching my heart today.

    • Thank you, Trudy. I am touched by what you have seen in this poem and how it has spoken to your heart. Healing is a process, and we all need to see its possibility in Jesus, however long it may take. There is always hope of seeing change for the better! Bless you, my friend. 🙂 x

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  3. Hi Joy, Trudy posted a picture with Scripture in her last post that was quite powerful. I shared it on Facebook with a link to to her post, but she just advised me it belongs to you. Please let me know if I have your permission to do so, so I can delete if necessary, or perhaps insert a link to your site image. Thanks. Beautiful blog, by the way. 🙂

    • Hi Sita. Sorry for the delay in getting back to you. Thank you for clicking back here to the source of the link. Yes, it is my image and the words on it come from the poem ‘Brave’. I am happy to give you permission to link your comment back here. I’m glad it has blessed you. Thank you for stopping by! God bless you. 🙂

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