Can’t Love Fix Everything?

by Andy Wood on June 12, 2009

in 100 Words, Five LV Laws, LV Alter-egos, Pleasers, Principle of Freedom

If only I could love them enough…

To unfeel her pain

To unmake his choices

To unmedicate her sickness

To unreap his consequences

Surely there’s a way…

To fill a bottomless void

To fix brokenness-in-motion

To free him from self-made prisons

To find for her what keeps getting lost

To forgive for him what he can’t forgive himself

Short of that, I must…

Admit how powerless I am

Believe in a Redeemer more gracious and alive than I

Turn it over, turn it over, turn it over,

And (hardest of all)…

Leave it.

Leave it.

Leave it in His hands.

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Robin June 12, 2009 at 12:27 pm


I love this!!!

Cassie June 12, 2009 at 3:01 pm

Beautiful. And true…frustratingly so at times.

Matt June 15, 2009 at 6:39 pm

It’s true most of the time that you can’t do all those things, but just knowing someone’s there that cares what you’re going through makes more difference than you know.

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