Ice Princess
By Kathryn Taylor

The bitter winds of this hard life
Blows winter into my soul...
Sending shivers through my heart,
Freezing it hard as stone...
The icy cold numbness it brings
Whispers it’s sweet relief,
‘Cause all the warm love within
Was stolen by a thief...
To feel no pain is beautiful,
Like a wintry wonderland,
Where I am the fair princess 
Of this harsh and frigid land...
Happy within my kingdom,
Hibernating from the pain...
Yet fearful that this reveling
Will one day end in vain...
For no matter how I pretend,
Or beg the winter to stay,
I know this season will end,
In spite of all my delays...
 I sense that it is coming,
Like the first signs of spring...
The warmth of the SON’s love
Beginning to melt my being...
It was never in God’s design
For dormancy to rule 
Within the hearts of man,
‘cause that is just not cool...
HE placed in each of us
A gift and a cross to bear
With a heart longing for love,
That yearns to belong somewhere...
And I can still remember
Other seasons come and gone,
Encouraging me not to linger,
But longing for the dawn...
The dawn of a brand new day,
In a season new and free
Where I can begin again
To find just who is me...
And no matter what may come
I’ll still be royalty,
Because I am a beloved daughter
Of a great and awesome KING...

Thank you Father for making me an heir with Christ, Your SON……

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Pain and loss in relationships can cause us to harden ourselves.....and protect ourselves from further pain in unhealthy ways....
Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory.
Romans 8:17

While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.
Genesis 8:22 

For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone; the flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come…..
Song of Solomon 2:11-12

And, pray ye that your flight be not in the winter.
Mark 13:18

But, my brothers are as undependable as intermittent streams, as the streams that overflow 
 when darkened by thawing ice 
   and swollen with melting snow… 
Job 6:15-16

 The tempest comes out from its chamber, 
   the cold from the driving winds. 
The breath of God produces ice, 
   and the broad waters become frozen. 
 He loads the clouds with moisture; 
   he scatters his lightning through them. 
 At his direction they swirl around 
   over the face of the whole earth 
   to do whatever he commands them. 
 He brings the clouds to punish people, 
   or to water his earth and show his love
Job 37:9-13  

...It is so very easy for us to harden ourselves off from the world... Relational pain is so very difficult to accept, survive and heal from.  I’m not sure how anyone can do that apart from God... for it is HE who made us... It is HE who created us to need others and need HIM.  So often, we try to fill the hole only GOD can fill with other people.  It creates great pain and disappointment.  It is important for us to seek GOD and develop a close walk with HIM.  It is important to learn healthy ways of interacting with others and to have godly support working through tough issues in our lives.  It is good for us to pursue our gifts and talents that GOD has given us... It gives our lives purpose and fulfillment.  I pray as you struggle through difficult times in your life, you remember these important things as you heal from the brokenness that life brings...