by Crista Darr
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O Lord my heart is aching
Battered, torn and bruised
I've been trampled, beaten and broken
I've been pained and despitefully used
God, why have you allowed this?
And what do you want me to do?
"Forgive" my Savior whispered
"As I have forgiven you"
But how can I forgive Lord
With this anger in my heart?
"By faith" my Savior whispered
"Then I will do My part"
The darkness was yielding to morning
His patient hand leading me on
He lifted me on the high places
Riding the wings of the dawn
I arose with the Sun of righteousness
Who brought healing in His wings
My heart that was stony and bitter
Became a new heart that only grace brings
Living Waters of His forgiveness
Burst forth from my heart like a fountain
Washing and cleansing the hate and the pride
That had loomed in my soul like a mountain
Now I have peace with the agony gone
He has healed me and set me free
What a wonderful gift and what great reward
The Lord Jesus forgiving through me!
And now I beseech you, O friend of the Lord
Forgive those who've harmed or offended
As we forgive others so we'll be forgiven
Just as our Father intended
by Crista L. Darr(copyright 2004)
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This is very beautiful. I'm regret that I am just now getting to read it. But I know God has perfect timing in everything. Thank you. I do hope you keep writing. God bless.
Bravo! Bravo! This IS THE UTTERANCE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT, for ONLY from it can come, truth of Gods, grace and Love! Your brother in Christ
It's an exausting but necessary thing to learn to forgive someone that has so painfully violated you. I tip my hat to any soul that has found the strength and the courage to reach beyond and offer mercy instead of malice.
Beautiful Crista : ) It was nice to pull up the homepage and see your work there ! Way to go ! GODSPEED deena
Beautiful Anointed Poem full of God's Love,Mercy,Grace,and Truth.God Bless you, In Christ,Dee:) "Numbers 6:25,26,27"
I might have commented on this to you privately but I wanted to say tonight how it impacted me. I have been so busy, so tired lately and I came here after being absent for a few weeks. I saw this and read it and it struck such a chord with me. I think forgiving when you are wounded is just so hard. Oh, we can "forgive" but we don't forget and sometimes that's no forgiveness at all! Here you laid it out with such a voice, letting us feel the pain and despair and doubting the ability to forgive. Yet you let the reader see it could be done...
This exhortation is always timely---for there are always children of God being ensnared by the enemy with offenses that try to entangle us and embitter us. Thank you. C Shaffron
Crista, Your poem truly shows us what God expects of each one of us. He says we must forgive in order to receive forgiveness ourselves. Thanks for sharing. Yours in Christ, Carol
Crista, this was so beautiful. You have a lovely flow with your poetry. With love, Deb
This is quite practical.it's the best way a broken heart can be truly healed.
Crista, A whisper of words that have spoken gentle admonishion to my heart. A very well written verse on how to successfully forgive. Thanks for sharing this with the site. - Nancy
I like it, Crista! Your words are vivid, your message clear and the whole glorifies God. Keep sharing!
Crista, what a powerful message this is to each of us. Forgiveness, born in God's heart, can truly sprout in us bearing a rich, rich harvest that changes lives around us. I was especially moved by the line: My heart that was stony and bitter Became a new heart that only grace brings Only Grace can bring forgiveness, both in our life and through it. Blessings.... DeAnna
Very nice poem. It flowed well and had a great message. Keep writing and welcome to Faith Writers!
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