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Coming Out of the Shadows

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Coming Out of the Shadows

Shrouded by the shadows of sin and fear,
Shackled by defeat and despair,
Depression an unwelcome anchor,
Weighed me down, had me gasping for air.

No light could I see in the darkness.
No abating of sin's guilt and grief.
Until I cried out for redemption,
And God answered and brought sweet relief.

Christ died so I could be rescued,
His righteousness exchanged for my sin.
Christ's blood washed away my transgressions,
And brought me new life within.

The Light of the World is Jesus,
All darkness must flee at His name.
No longer do I live in the shadows.
Thank you, Jesus, I'll never be the same!


7/14/2013
For Gail Angel Doyle's "Coming Out of the Shadows" contest.

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  1. Date: 7/25/2013 11:37:00 AM
    hi Kim congrats on win Shadow x smiles

  1. Date: 7/25/2013 10:50:00 AM
    Congrats Kim. Your poetry is so soothing to the soul. Thank you. Peace. :)

  1. Date: 7/24/2013 2:02:00 PM
    Congratulations with your -out of the shadow win...... Have yourself a nice day kim... love ~SKAT~

  1. Date: 7/24/2013 11:25:00 AM
    Ahmen! Beautiful... Congratulations on the win... This is my favorite...

  1. Date: 7/24/2013 10:02:00 AM
    Amen....congrats on a great win with this great testimony Kim

  1. Date: 7/18/2013 2:38:00 AM
    on the right track babe ....well done here

  1. Date: 7/15/2013 9:31:00 AM
    i deep write that expresses the light that lives within your soul, kim... soothing my day like prayer so well done..:) huggs

  1. Date: 7/15/2013 12:52:00 AM
    Wow....what a strong testament to your faith, Kim. This is absolutely beautiful...Yes....His name is above all names. :) Thanks for your recent visit. Always a pleasure...........

  1. Date: 7/15/2013 12:52:00 AM
    Wow....what a strong testament to your faith, Kim. This is absolutely beautiful...Yes....His name is above all names. :) Thanks for your recent visit. Always a pleasure...........

  1. Date: 7/14/2013 2:33:00 PM
    - Strong emotions, a little sad but beautiful finish Kim. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 7/14/2013 2:03:00 PM
    That is beautiful! It's the total opposite of something I wrote. :o) So very warming.