31 Days of Loving Well: Hold

Hold
(transitive verb)
a: to have or maintain in the grasp
b: to support in a particular position or keep from falling or moving
(https://www.merriam-webster.com)

Things,
physical things,
break.
Fall apart.
Sometimes accidentally.
Sometimes through the deliberate actions of someone.

Things,
intangible things,
like trust.
and dreams,
and hearts,
break.
Fall apart.
Sometimes accidentally.
Sometimes through the deliberate actions of someone.

And when I try to repair what is broken,
relying on my own efforts,
at best,
the end result
is something held together,
as the saying goes,
“with spit and glue.”
Meaning, it is not very strong or stable,
and will likely not last very long.

But the Father holds my broken things,
the broken parts of me,
In His hands.
And He never lets go.
And when I stop my own efforts of repair
and allow Him to work,
He takes those broken pieces
and puts them back together,
so that the finished product is strong,
and stable and enduring.

And when I tell what He has done
instead of trying to hide my scars,
I am loving my Father well.

This post was written for Day 7 of the 31 Days of Loving Well series. The prompt is, “Hold.” To read other posts in the 31 Days of Loving Well series, please click here or the image below.

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