Entrusting with Hope

So many parents share our hurt 
A child now grown throws us away
Rejects love, the blessings given
Denying good we’ve brought her way

It hurts, LORD, this rejection deep
So well You know the pain we feel
Shock, confusion settling in
Before air clears to see it’s real

Now we must forgive ourselves
Of imperfections, hurts we set
In the efforts of raising four
Hoping overall to bless

Yes, they’re free to stay or go
In relationship or not
Still when that babe we bore and love
Shuts the door, it hurts a lot

What of the grands she takes with her
What have we done, this knife she’s thrust
Into the very hearts of us
Severed all our love in trust

Longsuffering comes to our minds
Perceiving more than before
Waiting hope through endless time
For that day of unlocked door

Is this how You wait, LORD
Yearning for mankind’s return
To fellowship with You once more
Blessings given again again

Give us wisdom, LORD, we pray
Wisdom, strength to walk this path
Protect loved ones gone astray
Reconcile, restore at last

May in hers and theirs some day
If, LORD, not in our lifetimes
Your spring of Love that does sustain
Nourish their souls, hearts, and minds

We give them full to You, our God
These precious gifts You gave to us
No higher power can we entrust
This precious family held in Love

Lamentations 3:22-23 NKJV
“Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed,
Because His compassions fail not.
23 They are new every morning;
Great is Your faithfulness.

4 thoughts on “Entrusting with Hope

  1. Oh, Sherry.
    Your gift of words shows me I’m not alone in the pain of parenting an adult that doesn’t want me. When my words meant for encouragement are heard as expectations put upon them…I never meant that….but they didn’t give me a chance to explain.
    You have a gift Sherry. Thank you for dipping your pen in your pain and letting us know we are not alone.

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    1. Thank you, Tammy. I am so sorry for your pain. It is truly astounding the numbers of families that are experiencing this. Surely this is “sharing in the LORD’s sufferings”…I know of no other way to endure and find peace in it but through His strength, looking for His light in the darkness. Praying for you, dear heart. 💞🙏


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