Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Poem from a 16 year old girl in Juvenile Detention


I feel alone
Like a deer that's just
been born
But its Mom died.

Like the only flower
In a field.

Like a pool of water
In the middle of the desert.

I feel deserted
Like an open piece of
candy on the shelf
That nobody wants to

Like a box of kittens
And I'm the last one in
the litter to be picked.
Like an unironed pair of
That nobody wants to

I feel the need for love
A squeeze of lemon in my
glass of water
A breeze on a warm sum-
mer's eve
A whisper in my ear that tickles.

It grieved me as I read the heart of this young girl who feels so all alone in life. I would love to put my arms around her. I can't, but I know God can as He wraps His loving arms around her right where she is. I am praying that He will send someone to love on her. I pray that she will know the awesome love that the Father offers. He is the only one who can fill that empty void in her life. Often times I hear from the young ladies who come in the office, that they also are looking for that love and acceptance. That often takes them to the streets in search of love. But they are seeking it in all the wrong places. Oh how I hope to share with them how much the Lord loves them. So much that God sent His only Son to die for us. What better demonstration of His heart for us, the one's He created and knew before we were conceived. The enemy comes in like a roaring lion to steal that assurance from us. These ladies need to know how beautiful they are in God's sight. His Word tells us in Psalm 45:11, "The King is enthralled by your beauty; honor Him, for He is your Lord". I am praying that this young lady will see her worth, her beauty,as expressed from the One Who created her. Human's will disappoint us every time, but when we finally accept the love of the Father we will never be the same. Do you find yourself feeling like this young lady? Maybe you have been searching for love in all the wrong places. God to His Word today and let Him tell you how He feels about you. If you are a child of His, you are Beloved. If you have not made that decision please do it today! None of us are promised another breath. He loves you......come to Him today and accept His free gift of salvation.

1 comment:

  1. Oh Sandra, my heart breaks for this young woman as well......It's such a sad thing to not feel love.....I pray God will put His amazing arms around her and she will feel the truest of all love....from her creator and maker.......

    We all look for love in the wrong place but the consequences are tougher on some than others.......There are so many young people in the same place she is and I pray they will find their way to answer to the Father who is calling them to Him.......

    Love to you my friend.....