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Being an over-comer
Is different than healing
Forgiving is the secret
Narrow road to life

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Forgiveness can come
When I see my own failure
Anger dissipates

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I would like to disappear
And escape the human pain
I find there is no exit
I am powerless

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No one can see this
My lot is to be alone
Overcoming doesn’t work
I’ve come to the end
Getting past the hard issues
False sense of nobility

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This layer of bitterness
Can stay hidden in the church
These deep personal wounds
Cut me to the core

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My soul is wounded
Spiritualizing the problem
Burying the grief
My soul wound has been hidden
Hiding behind the “false self”

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I am not strong and noble
I do not have the resources
I can no longer overcome
I need to be free

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It will take courage
To face the personal lies
With a mind that’s clear
With personal surrender
With patient love freedom’s born

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The journey to authentic forgiveness undoubtedly is the most treacherous path of the human soul. “There is a difference in overcoming wounds and forgiving from the heart.” (Anonymous) I found in surrendering to real love, facing my own humiliating shame with a friend who knows and can point me to a love relationship larger than my “false nobility.” There is freedom I have longed for in this world. It is available to all who seek and discover the patience and love of the mysterious Creator of Life.

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