Lost Children Finding Their Way

The Journey

We are All on Paths of Healing
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Can I Trust You to Handle My Heart Well?

Every day, relationships seem to end over the most meaningless disagreements. Uncoupled by and endless list of things gone and done wrong, people head for attorney's offices and divorce courts in record numbers rather than communicating and finding healing.

Convinced that ultimate bliss will soon occur with the next partner "victim" (primarily because we haven't resolved or managed our current situation well), we punish our present partners for not meeting our needs. Demanding our rights and our property we assert our power in a sometimes bitter, vengeful, muddy word battle that leaves carnage in the way of families, friends, and especially children.

The evidence is everywhere, I see these broken children everyday on Tumblr, desperately sharing their secrets in the hopes perhaps someone will emerge and respond to them about their plight. Ironically, they are brutally more honest than many of us will ever dream to be. Their emotions are raw, their pain visible, their eyes blank with loss of hope. Vulnerability at its most beautiful juncture.

It is actually for these chlldren that this poem was named. Lost children turn into lost adults who are desperately looking for the family they may never find. On and on it goes, worse with every generation, until the whole fabric of faith and society is completely unraveled. Beyond that pain lies a hope that I found no other way but through the cross of Christ. Brokenness becomes wholeness as He fills in the cracks with His light and hope is restored and renewed.

My dream is that this will rise up in some who are able to put down their pride and selfishness in reasonable situations, (never those of abuse) and find a way to resolve the conflict and teach their children what it means to keep a commitment. The results could be potentially staggering. Clearly it starts with us.

Just something to think about, if you really care!

Lost Children

Oh Lord, we did a death dance

His hurts courting mine

Together, but rejecting

And getting worse with time.


We didn't see the danger

Of trying to keep score

Because we'd never healed

From hurts that came before.


Oh give us courage Jesus

To face our aching hearts

To lay aside ALL offense

Your grace, please now impart.


Please change us so completely

From inside out please turn

And from the darkest recess

The dross oh Lord, please burn.


That we might be a witness

Through pain, Your power and love

Dear Lord, we're ever grateful

You're watching from above.


Oh Lord, you know my sorrow

From causing so much shame

Pour out Your Holy Spirit

And help us live again.

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MsDora 4 years ago from The Caribbean

Thanks for bringing this topic to our focus. Forgiveness needs to be on our daily menu.


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SimpleGiftsofLove 4 years ago from Colorado Author

Thank you MsDora, once again your affirmation is appreciated. Yes, forgiveness changes EVERYTHING!

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