Inflicted wounds by verbal chaos.
This poem represents wounds that were inflicted on us by our well-meaning parents. Wounds that we carry into adulthood if forgiveness and healing don’t take place. Shame, guilt and fear cause us to hide who we really are making us a shadow of our true self. This causes problems in our marriages, friendships and every relationship. We are afraid to be vulnerable and expose our hearts because we dread that it will get trampled on. The lie that we must hide is so cunning and convincing that many don’t know that they are bowing down to it’s command. The soul is completely unaware.
This Lent I believe that Jesus is inviting us to discover the hidden places within us. The places where the door has been locked and the key seems to have been thrown away. The dark places that are filled with cobwebs and dust and seem too scary to walk into. If we’re willing, He even wants to show us the dark places that we don’t know exist. By allowing the Holy Spirit to search us, He will find those places, breathe His Spirit Wind through the cobb webs and blow the closed doors down so that Jesus can step in with His light. Together they will prepare the space for the Father to come and speak His truth saying, “You are my beloved child, in whom I am well pleased.” Beloved Freedom Child will become your new name and you will begin to experience the abundant life that Jesus spoke about in John 10:10.
How about it?
Will you trust Jesus with the hidden areas?
"A thief comes only to steal and slaughter and destroy; I came so that they might have life and have it more abundantly."