Broken, but still standing through this night
The embers from the fire still sear my skin
But the burn brings a nice distraction
From this constant pain I’m walking in.
Through Rebuilding ancient ruins
Piece by piece, and wall by wall
Visiting past wounds and battle scars
Open and bleeding, but at least I’m still standing tall.
Because I know You’ve led me here
And You are with me through it all
I may be screaming in the pain of it
But I’m done running from Your constant call.
In the darkest part of this night
I know You’ve led me right to this place
Into the very depths of who I am
Right to the demons I have to face.
And here the Devil takes another strike
My legs beneath me start to shake
Hope is fading fast tonight
and I don’t know how much more I can take.
I feel lost—but it’s here I find you
Through the fire You call my name
Giving me the strength to rise once again
And find my way through the flame.
Now in the embers of who I’ve been,
I’m standing in who I am
For who I am has always been about You—
Daughter of the Great I Am.
In learning to rest in my identity,
No longer running from the darkness that comes so soon
But finding who I am being Your very light,
I will shine through the night like the moon.
Written by Sarah Camille Soltani Icely
This is an updated edition of a post originally published on sarahcamillesi.com
In-text Images by Shanen Soltani Icely
Featured Image by Hunter Newton