Thursday, July 24, 2008

Scars & Wounds



Scars deeply embedded
Wounds left over from childhood
Seemingly dead and buried
Make themselves known
Affecting relationships even today



What I hear
Is much different than what was said
Unable to differentiate
What was intended
Verses what was felt



At any hint
Of irritation, anger or disappointment
I find my defenses mount up
Emotions shut down
Now I don’t have to feel or risk being hurt



Trying and stay ahead
Anticipate each move
Feeling justified
In my inability to trust
Will I ever feel loved?



Will I turn to Him
The One who binds my wounds
The Healer of my soul
Only He can set this prisoner free
Will I allow Him to show me how to trust again



Will I let the One
Who taught the angels to sing
To fill my heart and mouth
With songs of praise
How long until I sing the song of freedom



By Susan Bunts
July 23, 2008

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