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Topic: Bold (emotionally) (08/30/07)
TITLE: Facing The Pain
By Laurie Glass
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The sadness welling up, about to burst.
I numb myself to it as I’m afraid
To let it out, that I’d feel even worse.
I bury feelings deep within my heart.
Afraid to let them loose, what would I do
If rising pain came up and drown my soul?
I don’t know how I’d ever make it through.
And yet by keeping ev’rything inside,
I’m trapped, held hostage by my unshed tears.
This isn’t living, feeling like I do.
Can I be bold enough to face my fears?
I’ve heard the opposite of fear is faith.
Perhaps it’s time to let it all give way.
I trust in God, that He won’t let me down.
I’ll feel the fear, but do it anyway.
As I release the dam, a flood of tears
Comes gushing forth, I’m nearly washed away.
And yet God’s hand is there to rescue me
To reach inside and hold my fears at bay.
To feel the pain that I’ve been holding in
Takes courage like I’ve never ever known.
Among the hardest things I’ve ever done,
And I could never face it all alone.
Although I’m overwhelmed by all I feel,
I will commit to working through the pain.
For it’s the only way to truly heal.
I will find freedom past the teary rain.
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