The Gift of Letting Go

she clung to her hurts

with all her might

her arms wrapped around them

she clung so tight

nursing them, rehearsing them

to all who would listen

forfeiting contentment

the peace and the joy were missing

then, with trembling heart and hands

she raised both in the air

surrendering her entire life

to the God who’s always there

the burdens she once carried

had vanished, they were all gone

at once discovering in their place

a melody, a song

♫ I surrender all,

I surrender all;

All to Thee, my blessed Savior,

I surrender all.

– Judson W. Van DeVenter

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