You remember that night
Thought it would be so special
Something you have regretted since
Nightmares filling your sleepless nights
No where to turn
Or so you feel
No where safe to with all of that pain and shame
Or so you believe
Why did that decision come with so much weight?
My grace is for you, even now
That one night, that one decision, lasting consequences to follow
Just thinking about it, your heart skips
Come to me child
All you hear is your heavy breath trying to escape the prison of your lungs
Do you hear my voice?
You pause, and listen closely for that soft voice
Words that so often nourish your soul, when you chose to listen
I’m here with you, never alone
Weeping you fall to your knees
I am your safe place
Please don’t ever forget that
You can always come home to my arms
Let go of shame and guilt, you are forgiven
I will help you walk through the path of restoration
I want you to be made new
No longer defined by this decision or ones from the past
Your identity is in me
Chose me, chose life, chose freedom
In my arms you are always free
This was written, not with a specific person or situation in mind. This is for all of us who have made poor decisions with weighty consequences. Decisions that have tried to define us and shame us into isolation. At times we have all chosen to not partner or agree with the heart of Jesus. He desires to walk with us as we do face real consequences. His grace is sufficient to make it all brand new. His restoration power is alive and frees you.
Will you make the choice to allow his embrace free you?