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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Communication Breakdown (12/16/10)

TITLE: To Melt a Hardened Heart
By Laurie Glass
12/19/10


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Lord, I've lost so much, I'm grieving, and I don't know what to do. The future is just blank. What can You say to me today to give me hope?

Silence.

Heavenly Father, I didn't hear You. I've confessed all known sin as I don't want anything to come between us when I need You so much. I'm listening.

Silence.

Dear God, I don't understand. I need to hear You speak to me. I'm devastated, I don't know what's next, and I long to hear Your voice. More than ever, I need to know You're there.

Silence.

Why can't I hear You, Lord?

Silence.

I can't believe this. In the many years I've known You, I have willingly followed Your lead, wanting more than anything to please You. I'm seeking You, I'm listening intently, and yet You aren't speaking to me. Please say something.

Silence.

Okay, I don't get it. Seriously? You let all of these bad things happen and now You have nothing to say! Unbelievable!

Silence.

Fine! Go ahead and abandon me. I'm done!

I love you.

What? Was that You, Lord? I sought You weeks ago, and You were silent. I finally just gave up.

I'm here now.

Well, isn't that precious. But I'd say You're a little late. I don't want to hear what You have to say anymore.

I never left you. I never stopped loving you.

Resistance.

I know you've been hurting, and I've been hurting with you.

Resistance.

I've never taken My eyes off you.

Resistance.

I'm right here whenever you're ready.

I'm still mad at You. I don't know how You could be silent when I needed You so much.

One day you will understand. I'm speaking to you now.

That's just fine, but a lot more has to happen.

I know. For now, I'm just glad you're talking to Me. And for now, just let Me love you.

And a hardened heart begins to melt.


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Terra Middleton12/23/10
Good job on this one. Everyone can relate to the emotions in it.
Arlene Showalter 12/26/10
This is supurb...spot on and real. Touches life's emotions at the gut level. Great job.
Cheryl Harrison 12/29/10
You did a good job with the progression of this piece. Great message for all of us. Keep writing.