Remembering “Can These Bones Live? Have You Ever Felt so Broken…”

As we near October’s Domestic Violence Awareness Month, I wanted to repost a poem that I wrote a few years ago.  So many do  not understand the level of devastation that many victims of abuse experience… because they have never been there.  But I know that there are many who have felt this total brokenness…  like a bunch of scattered old bones. But just like scripture says,  God can give life to old dried bones. Remember, all things are possible with God.

Have you ever felt so broken,
like a bunch of scattered old bones…
Feeling like you are in a million pieces,
with no human form shown?
Unable to catch your breath
with no lungs to even hold your air…
with indescribable wails of brokenness,
yelling for God in your despair.

Have you ever felt so broken,
like you would never again be whole.
Feeling totally shattered…
body, spirit, and soul.
Unable to mentally function,
like your brain is scrambled eggs…
but unable to move forward
like having detached arms and legs.

Have you ever felt so broken,
by abuses from another’s hand…
or loss of the life you knew,
to a level you can’t understand.
For these scattered bones of brokenness,
are difficult to explain…
Unless you have felt this brokenness,
and all it’s devastating pain.

Have you ever felt so broken,
crying to God in devastation…
then finally submitting to His plan,
for your healing and restoration.
Remember, He feels all your pain,
and hears all your groans.
And nothing is impossible with God,
Who can give life to even dry bones.

© Secret Angel and The Abuse Expose’ with Secret Angel, 2014.

Then He caused me to pass by them all around, and behold, there were very many in the open valley; and indeed they were very dry. And He said to me, “Son of man, can these bones live?” So I answered, “O Lord God, You know.” Again He said to me, “Prophesy to these bones, and say to them, ‘O dry bones, hear the word of the LordThus says the Lord God to these bones: “Surely I will cause breath to enter into you, and you shall live. I will put sinews on you and bring flesh upon you, cover you with skin and put breath in you; and you shall live. Then you shall know that I am the Lord.” Ezekiel 37: 2-6

The Power of God is so evident in this scripture. Nothing is impossible with God. He is the Key to overcoming everything that this world uses to try to destroy us. He can give life to dead bones and He can restore life to all who feel like dead bones. I pray that more of you will come to realize this and grab hold of the Key to your future. He has a better plan for you than the brokenness caused by man. He wants to help us all overcome and be whole again.

7 thoughts on “Remembering “Can These Bones Live? Have You Ever Felt so Broken…”

    • I am so glad that you liked it. Only those who have been that broken can truly understand that level of devastation. I pray for God’s healing and restoration for all. Many blessings to you, my sister!

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