You Walked Away
The month of February with Valentine's Day is for love and lovers. But, there is another side of love, heartbreak and unrequited love. If anyone has ever loved, at some point it will bring hurt and disappointment when we suffer its loss.
When we suffer a broken heart with no options to regain our love object, how do we survive when our hearts have been ripped from our bodies? By turning to the Source of love. God is the only one who can soften and assuage the pain. He will never forsake us, as all human relationships will eventually bring disappointment because we are imperfective human beings. The emptiness within can never be fully filled with human love, but only God's love will fill and satisfy us completely.
I wrote this poem with these thoughts in mind.
You Walked Away
You walked away
Although I begged you to stay
You left me in shambles with no words left to say
My heart was shattered, torn, left bleeding
It was only you that I was needing
I was desperate, frantic, forced into conceding
How to survive and go on breathing?
When my heart wants to just stop beating
This despair has left me broken and seething
Alone again, forlorn again
By myself to aimlessly roam again
To find my way, some way back home again
Lost without a compass or any direction
There can be no reprieve or any concession
To find a moment's relief I would give all my possessions
So where do I seek my comfort and hope to once again sing?
It is only God who can remove this bitter, biting sting
It is only He, for me solace He brings
So even though you walked away
And I begged you to stay
God did not forsake me, He showed me my way
-Dr. Rhonda Milner
"No one will be able to stand against you all the days of your life. As I was with Moses, so I will be with you; I will never leave you nor forsake you."
"Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, 'This is the way; walk in it.'”
"Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, 'He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.' Surely he will save you from the fowler’s snare and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with his feathers and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart. You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day,
nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, nor the plague that destroys at midday. A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you. You will only observe with your eyes and see the punishment of the wicked. If you say, 'The Lord is my refuge,' and you make the Most High your dwelling, no harm will overtake you, no disaster will come near your tent. For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways; they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone. You will tread on the lion and the cobra; you will trample the great lion and the serpent. 'Because he[b] loves me,' says the Lord, 'I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name. He will call on me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him. With long life I will satisfy him and show him my salvation.'”
"I lift up my eyes to the mountains— where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. He will not let your foot slip— he who watches over you will not slumber; indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. The Lord watches over you— the Lord is your shade at your right hand; the sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon by night. The Lord will keep you from all harm— he will watch over your life; the Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore."
“Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”