Let Go, dear one.
Your head and heart are clenched tight
You think that you will be shielded by your bravery
But you are shut
Like a door without a handle
And you long to be out where you can breathe
Where God meets you in your pain
And those closest to you listen
And you don’t feel numb from self-protection
And you don’t have to be brave in yourself
You are free.
…of pleasing the critical
…of criticizing yourself
…of your tender but guarded heart
God will be there when you open the door
He always is
He wants you open, not shut
….to experience life
…to try new things
…to love and be loved
…to rest in Him
…to have His unmistakeable joy
Let go, dear one.
He is your shield.
– Susie Stewart
“The Lord is my Strength and Shield. I trust Him with all my heart. He helps me, and my heart is filled with joy. I burst out in songs of thanksgiving.”
Psalm 28:7 (NLT)