Tonight I join up with the fab women of Five Minute Friday, lead by Lisa-Jo Baker. Here’s the skinny: Lisa-Jo gives a one word prompt, and then you write. No corrections, no backtracking. Just 5 minutes of abandon.
I am broken. Shattered like the glass of a mirror: seven years bad luck. I have been bent and barren, scooped out of my peace and identity and replaced with an emptiness that only you can fill. I have forgotten how to worship. I’ve been lost in myself and my day to day, the casualties of commonality have released their whips and words of inadequacy have branded themselves on my skin.
I need you. I know this and yet I run. I turn away and hide my face in the curtain of my hair. I have been lost, and I need you to find me. I have been broken, and I need you to mend me.
I am broken, born this way and frail since the first breath that crossed my lips. But you, Lord, you can heal. And I ask for your healing power. Your love and mercy to envelope me in your care, mold me to your will, and refine me through your refiner’s fire. Mend the cracks and the lacerations, heal the abrasions and the fractures. Create me again, beautiful and clean. With a voice for your praises and a song on my lips. Burry me in your word, only to rise with the armor of your love and promise.