Claiming the light

I know it’s easier for you to splatter black paint

on me

than it would be to accept

the oil spill

that your life has become.

I also know I’m kind, quick to forgive

and strong enough to scrape your darkness off me-

without complaining too much.

But the truth is:

I am not a blank canvas for you to paint your shadows on.

I prefer bright colors,

and I’m tired of cleaning up your messes –

Enough is Enough.

God, thank you for teaching me about forgiveness,


and strength.

Now I want to learn how it feels to be safe.

Can you send your angels to guard this sacred space

and shine Your brilliance through everything I create?

Thank you –

In Jesus name,


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