In Forgiveness I Am Free

In the silence of forgiveness
I am free
Free to love, free to laugh,
Free to have joy and enjoy the presence of God
once again.
A heart that was held captive
is now set free like a bird out of a cage,
Free to soar upon the wind of the Spirit.
Then you know forgiveness
has truly come.
A body wreaked with pain
and endless suffering,
Could it be the bonds of unforgiveness
and wrath, vengeance or malice?
Truly a light comes forth
When all is taken off,
The bitterness, the anger, the holding
of the injustice.
Oh the light is SO much better
than the heavy weight of such clothing.
I’ve taken it off, all of it off.
No more to bear its weight.
I have forgiven, I am free.
Though more has come my way,
Ah, and I knew it would come,
But I forgive quickly, more quickly this time.
For I will never forget
the bondage of unforgiveness.
I now go in the way of the Father,
I go in the way of love.
Love keeps no record of wrong.
This love that I can’t create on my own,
I yield, I breathe in and now I belong.
I have forgiven, I am free.

2 Comments on “In Forgiveness I Am Free”

  1. Eric  |  April 29, 2008 7:11 am


    I am sending this to my wife today. She writes alot of poetry and is a good writer. I know she will most defintely be touched by this as it also touched me. Thanks for posting. Praying for your concert on the 2nd.

  2. Valerie  |  September 2, 2008 10:28 am

    What can I say? “WOW! I’M BLOWN AWAY!” That was beautiful. I needed to hear from the Lord today and after reading most all of the Devotionals and prayers and poems…this one did it for me. Thank You Lord and Sherry.
    This is my first time on your web site and I plan to share it with friends.
    I heard about City Prayz at my small Church in Hokah,Mn. I work on Friday nights, but I am going to see what I can do for October.I would love to worship with you all at the LaCrosse Center.
    May the Lord Bless you and your family and especially your Ministry.
    Love in Christ, Valerie B.