God, I Apologize

God, I apologize.
I owe you a great deal more than that.
I am sorry I came between You and one of Your children.
I am so sorry to have placed doubts on Your Son.
I am sorry to have given him such a weaker vision of a true Christian,
Especially when he thinks of me as being such a strong one.
I am sorry that I have caused damage where You had placed hope and love.
I pray for Your healing where I may have caused great harm.
I pray for You and he to grow… and stronger,
Every aching moment of his day and night.
I pray that You two would have the relationship
That You have always wanted with him,
And pray that he would desire the same.
I know he loves You, God.
Please give him credit for that.
He’s just trying to make it in a sinful and human body
While holding on to Christians he trusts,
That let him down and come between You two.
Christians like me.
In Jesus name I pray… Amen!

2-22-2000 Tuesday
Written by Gail Brookshire

Face to Face

Face to face
We scare each other.
Heart to heart
We dare each other.
Using strength
To overcome,
We cause the damage
Already done.
Forgetting the moment,
Forgetting to fight,
We lose the battle
With all our might.

Written by Gail Brookshire

Miscommunicated Goodbye

Miscommunication is a powerful weapon,
a misfire of tongues
causing so much damage
that cannot be undone.
People try to relate to one another
while trying to be discrete.
What is intended to build up
can feel like defeat.
Secrets are hidden.
Secrets are kept.
Secrets are revealed.
Tears are wept.
Apologies are given.
Apologies are accepted.
Sabotage and ruin
are intercepted.
Deep in the soul
where secrets live and die,
there is a disconnect…
a permanent goodbye.

3-14-15 Written by Gail Brookshire