Bitter Seed

June 13, 2010

Words were said
The pain went deep
I tossed and turned
I couldn’t sleep

The more I thought
The more I burned
My anger grew
My stomach churned

The thoughts kept coming
To my mind
Why did you treat me
So unkind?

A bitter seed
Went in my heart
Would I let it grow?
Or stop its start?

As I pondered
What to do
I heard your words
The words of truth

“A bitter root
Will many defile
For its poison spreads
To many lives”

I made a choice
To pull that weed
To stop its start
While still a seed

I prayed for the one
That hurt me so
And as I did
Forgiveness flowed

Not all at once
It took some time
But as I obeyed
Your grace was mine

Now I am free
The turmoil’s past
Your peace has come
I’m free at last

Heb 12:14  Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord:
Heb 12:15  Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled;

1 thought on “Bitter Seed”

  1. Anonymous says:

    This poem is both beautiful and inspired by the Living God! Keep using your giftings, others need to hear what you are led to say.
    Margie Marino

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