Tag Archives: brokenness

The Everlasting Rose

vector beautiful red rose illustration

My love, My love, take a petal from the rose
Take a petal from the rose that I gave you

Each one holds a key to the secret gift
Oh! Let Love restore the brokenness in you

The petal of hope
It’s filled with new dreams
With all of My love
Deserts into streams

The petal of joy
It’s filled with new praise
New oil to anoint
And flow through your days

The petal of peace
It’s filled with comfort
Embrace all given
My arms will support

The petal of love
What more can I say
The petal of choice
Along life’s hard way

My love, My love, take a petal from the rose
Take a petal from the rose that I gave you

Each one holds a key to the secret gift
Oh! Let Love restore the brokenness in you

Yes, there’s a petal of encouragement
A petal, soft and grand
A petal for when discouragement
Leaves a heart sunk in grief’s sand

Petals, a petal
Purity, serene
Words cannot write words
To grasp a rose, so serene

So take what I’ve given you
It’s a balm for where it hurts
Let the fragrance of the perfect rose
The fragrance of the perfect rose
Fill you deep within, so very deep within
Each petal, a rose story, red covers every sin

My love, My love, take a petal from the rose
Take a petal from the rose that I gave you

Each one holds a key to the secret gift
Oh! Let Love restore all brokenness in you

© 2016 – present Liana Wendy Howarth

Story of the Straying Lamb … Author Unknown

baby lamb

The Shepherd loved His little lamb,
And gave it tender care…
And followed it with loving eyes
As it wandered here and there.

And as He sat by His grazing flock
Who so meekly His voice obeyed
He pondered sadly His little lamb
As again and again it strayed.

The little lamb had a loving heart,
And adored His Shepherd, true…
But would turn aside and seek his own way
As lambs will so often do.

With His gentle voice the Shepherd called,
To His loved and straying lamb,
“Come back, little one, for you are not safe
Unless you are where I am.”

But still the lamb would soon forget
And unthinkingly wander away,
And not really noticing what he did,
From the Shepherd’s side would stray.

Until one day, the Shepherd kind
Took His rod in His gentle hand,
And what He then did seemed so cruel
That the lamb could not understand.

For with one sharp and well-aimed blow
Down the rod so swiftly came
That it broke the leg of the little lamb
And left it crippled, and lame.

Then the little lamb, with a cry of pain,
Fell down upon his knees…
And looked up at his Shepherd, as though to say,
“Won’t you explain this, please?”

Then he saw the love in the Shepherd’s eyes
As the tears ran down His face,
As He tenderly set the broken bone,
And bound it back in it’s place.

Now he was utterly helpless,
He could not even stand!
He must trust himself completely
To his Shepherd’s loving hand.

Then day by day, ’till the lamb was healed
From the flock he was kept apart…
And carried about in the Shepherd’s arms,
And cradled near to His heart.

And the Shepherd would whisper gentle words
Into his now listening ear…
Thus he heard sweet words of love
That the other sheep could not hear.

He felt the warmth of the Shepherd’s arms
And the beat of His faithful heart…
Until it came a blessing to seem,
By his weakness to be set apart.

Every need of the little lamb
By his Shepherd so fully was met
That through his brokenness he learned
What he never again would forget.

And as the broken bone was healed,
And once more became whole and strong…
Wherever the Shepherd’s path would lead,
The lamb would follow along.

Thus at the Shepherd’s side he walked
So closely, day by day,
For once a lamb has a broken leg
It will never again go astray.

For the cords of love had bound it so
In its hour of weakness and need…
That it had no desire to wander away,
When once again it was freed.

Could it be you are broken today,
And you cannot understand
The painful blow of the Shepherd’s rod
Nor believe it came from His hand?

He only seeks, by this painful thing,
For a time to call you apart…
To cradle you close in His loving arms,
And draw you near to His heart.

So look up into your Shepherd’s eyes,
And earnestly seek His face…
And prove in the hour of your weakness and need
The sufficiency of His grace.

For as you are borne in His loving arms,
And carried there, day by day…
He will bind you so close with the cords of His love
That never again will you stray

Author Unknown

(If the owner of this beautiful poem is known, please let me know and I will either give credit or remove it as requested)

THE HURTING CHILD OF MINE (A Song of Love)

THE HURTING CHILD OF MINE

Oh! My child, I see within
Your eyes of deepest hue
Behind the barriers that you’ve put up
The reasons you’re so blue

Chorus
And maybe one day you’ll understand
Maybe one day you’ll see
The reason why you suffered so
Is ’cause I love you so tenderly

Don’t let your heart be troubled
No need to be afraid
I will always be here and right by you
Each step for you is laid

Chorus
And maybe one day you’ll understand
Maybe one day you’ll see
The reason why you suffered so
Is ’cause I love you so tenderly

Sit with Me and tell me all
Nothing will surprise me
I have been searching for your brokenness
Let go and you will see

Chorus
And maybe one day you’ll understand
Maybe one day you’ll see
The reason why you suffered so
Is ’cause I love you so tenderly

For ’tis not until you feel
That brokenness within
That you will know the need of loving salve
Sweet victory you’ll win

I’m here for you
I’m here for you
Come let me dry those tears
I’m here for you
I’m here for you
Come to Me, be delivered of those fears

Chorus
And maybe one day you’ll understand
Maybe one day you’ll see
The reason why you suffered so
Is ’cause I love you so tenderly

© 2014 Liana Wendy Howarth

THE BROKEN MIRROR OF MY HEART (A Song of Reflection)

THE BROKEN MIRROR OF MY HEART

Shards of brokenness fill my heart
And each piece glitters and bears a part
Of emotions entwined with sadness and pain
I fall to the ground, life will never be the same
O I fall to the ground, life will never be the same

Look, lift a piece, you won’t be hurt
Take it into the light, out of the dirt
Hold it up, hold it up, a broken life revealed
Let the warmth of the sun enter deep where it’s healed
O let the warmth of the sun enter deep where it’s healed

Chorus
So can you see yourself
Where pain once dwelled
Does the reflection of my emptiness
Open old memories on which you once dwelled
You’ve offered sweet love
And become the very part
Holding together
The broken mirror of my heart
The broken mirror of my heart

But now with your love’s tenderness
My brokenness has surrendered
Surrendered and it’s flooded, flooded with light
Allowing sweet joy to captivate yesterday’s night
O allowing sweet joy to captivate yesterday’s night

Chorus
So can you see yourself
Where pain once dwelled
Does the reflection of my emptiness
Open old memories on which you once dwelled
You’ve offered sweet love
And become the very part
Holding together
The broken mirror of my heart
The broken mirror of my heart

© 2014 Liana Wendy Howarth

SOMETIMES WE WILL FALL (A Song of Forgiveness and Restoration)

SOMETIMES WE WILL FALL

When our hearts are full of joy
And life is full of peace
When friends are near
And family close
And nothing is to fear
Remember still to bow the head
Remember our wondrous God
‘Cause rain will come
And storms will shatter
And sometimes we will fall

Chorus
But He sends sweet, golden teardrops
Upon the falling hearts
His treasure mends the brokenness
Every tear a gift of His Love

Yes, sometimes we will fall
Even though Jesus is our All
Nothing will ever tear us apart
Still we fall, we fall, we fall
But He picks us up
Then we lift Him up
Still He falls, He falls, He falls
‘Cause He loves us so
And will never let go
He falls right back into our waiting heart

‘Cause He loves us so
And will never let go
He falls right back
Into our waiting heart

Chorus
Oh! He sent sweet, golden teardrops
Upon the now uplifted hearts
His treasure has mended the brokenness
Every tear a gift of His Love

© 2014 Liana Wendy Howarth

Broken Cross, Restored Life

Broken Cross, Broken Life

I am only new to ‘blogging’ and am overwhelmed with all of the beautiful

(some heart-wrenching) blogs and comments; but most importantly

beautiful people out there.

I wish to thank all who have visited and spent time on my page.

Thank you to all who have liked my writings.

Thank you to all who are following my blog, I pray that you will be blessed.

I wish to thank all who have allowed me to read a little of their hopes, their joys, their sorrows, their dreams.

I thank God for the compassion that He has poured into my heart for others.

That He has softened my heart.

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Excerpt from “The Hurting Body”

“Until the time when all is done

We patiently wait, some unwell, tears fall

“Why me?” is often sent via prayer above

Just look to the cross, the answer revealed”

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Jesus came that we might have life.

His brokenness upon the Cross …. Our restoration to God.