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HEALED AND WHOLE



One day I dug a little hole

And put my hurt inside

I thought that I could just forget

I'd put it there to hide.


But that little hurt began to grow

I covered it every day

I couldn't leave it and go on

It seemed the price I had to pay.


My joy was gone, my heart was sad

Pain was all I knew.

My wounded soul enveloped me

Loving seemed too hard to do.


One day, while standing by my hole

I cried to God above

And said, "If You are really there --

They say, You're a God of Love!"


And just like that -- He was right there

And just put His arms around me

He wiped my tears, His hurting child

There was no safer place to be.


I told Him all about my hurt

I opened up my heart

He listened to each and every word

To every sordid part.


I dug down deep and got my hurt

I brushed the dirt away

And placed it in the Master's hand

And healing came that day.


He took the blackness of my soul

And set my spirit FREE!

Something beautiful began to grow

Where the hurt used to be.


And when I look at what has grown

Out of my tears and pain

I remember every day to give my hurts to Him

And never bury them again.


by Carol Parrott


Email: limeylady@webtv.net