Embraced by Truth

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Embraced by Truth

Lies.
Perverted.
Twisted.
Vile.
Ugly.

How often they have been
Pronounced over me
From young age to older years
By those who should
Have loved me best
By those who were meant
To nurture and encourage.
Not to tear down and destroy.

Truth.
Abundant.
Freeing.
Powerful.
Beautiful.

How often You have embraced
Me through its warmth
Delivering me from the painful
Sting of bitter lies
Restoring me to full
Health and wholeness
A place of Righteousness,
Security, and Honor.

Your Truth, that is greater
Than the greatest of lies
Triumphs over the chief liar himself
Fully delivering me from his grasp.

~ Laurie Pontious-Andrews

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About unabashedhope

The name Unabashed Hope comes from my favorite poem by Emily Dickinson. Unabashed means not embarrassed, disconcerted or ashamed. I believe Emily's poem, Hope is the Thing with Feathers, says it best: Hope is the thing with feathers That perches in the soul, And sings the tune without the words, And never stops at all, And sweetest in the gale is heard; And sore must be the storm That could abash the little bird That kept so many warm. I've heard it in the chilliest land And on the strangest sea; Yet, never, in extremity, It asked a crumb of me.

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