MY CHILD, YOU ARE BELOVED

A friend and mother, who has lived with the consequences of addiction, sent me this song: When I listened to it, I was deeply moved. It’s as if the song was written for our suffering loved ones:

You’ve owned your fear and all your self-loathing.  

You’ve owned the voices inside of your head.

You’ve owned the shame and reproach of your failure.

It’s time to own your belovedness.

 

You’ve owned your past and how it’s defined you.

You’ve owned everything everybody else says…

 

You’ve owned the mess you see in the mirror.

You’ve owned the lies that you’re just not enough.

You’ve been so blinded by all you’re comparing.

It’s time to own your belovedness.

 

Today’s Promise to consider: Our loved ones, who are suffering and have suffered from addiction’s grasp, have lived with feelings of self-loathing, shame, and reproach. What do they see when they look in the mirror? Do they see their value? Whether this song represents a heavenly father, a higher power, or a mother singing to her child, let us pray that all our children feel beloved.

 

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Jayne
Jayne
1 month ago

Super beautiful song and I found this which explains the idea in Sarah Kroger’s own words go to youtube and search: Light: Behind the Songs – Belovedness with Sarah Kroger – it is on her youtube channel. Thanks for another great post 🙂

Kathy Friedlander
Kathy Friedlander
1 month ago

Simply beautiful

SueHasychak
SueHasychak
1 month ago

Hello! My son has fought very serious alcoholism for years now. He is 37. About a month and a half ago, he drove drunk and hit a tree. He is now facing a hearing in a week. I am so thankful that he didn’t kill anyone, including himself. He has severe depression. We have tried endlessly to help him but he has now blocked us from all contact with him. The only thing I can do now is to pray that he gets the help he needs. If you could, I would deeply appreciate some prayers for his desperate situation. I thank you from the bottom of my heart, my dear friends.

Love, Sue

Robin Boyle
Robin Boyle
19 days ago

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