Each day I affirm to myself,
that I’ve been given a life of abundant grace.
I got tired and choose to stop hiding under a bushel of abuse and shame,
I got weary of bearing pain, self-doubt, dejection;
depression and all the thousand emotions that have no name.
He told me that my life is a treasure,
that I’m called by name and a gift to my generation.
He said to me;
Arise and shine for a lighthouse has no choice but to shine its light
and to quit living under the heavy millstone.
He untied the binding tentacles of the quagmire enmeshing me
and made me know that my life has a purpose.
He said, daughter, you have been released
For I came to set the captives free.