I failed.

And overcome,

I turned to my corner,

Trying to escape

The burdening guilt

That ate me up.

I curled over,

I tried to hide.

But oh! my mistake–

That awful lie

Wrenched my mind.

I couldn’t hide.

It was only I–

Alone with my guilt

That bit my skin.

I groaned as it tore through me within.


I heard a sigh–

I ducked down further.

A voice said,

“Do not hide.

I know what is in your heart.

I know what you need.

Come, and give your pain to Me.”


As I confessed

To One who knew

All that I would say is true

I felt the guilt was washed away

Leaving instead an empty place

Where soon there flowed my God’s great love,

Reconciling me to my Father above.



by Rachel McGehee


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