Washed Clean 16″ x 20″ Acrylic on Canvas

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Washed Clean
16″ x 20″
Acrylic on Canvas

Fire and Water Collection

All I craved and needed was a man’s forgiveness for I could not forgive myself for what I had done. I was consumed with memories of the past, yearning for peace inside my soul. I had been rocking for months in a sea of turmoil. My soul was black at the edges and the corruptive thoughts were slowly eating away at all the decency inside my being. I felt heavy, burdened with the choices I had made with no way to stay afloat.

There I was staring at my feet, unmoving and lost within my sorrow thinking to myself, “When will I realize that I don’t need the forgiveness of man, but from the Lord above?” I pleaded and just like light flooding into darkness, God reached down and washed my soul clean. I may never hear the words “I forgive you” from the man who’s forgiveness I desire the most but I will no longer let that define my existence. I am forgiven from above for what I have done below. I am washed clean of the previous me.

I am still left wondering, fretting, and questioning myself. If God, the ultimate creator and ruler, can forgive me of my past, when will I be able to do the same?

Released: August 29th 2015

~L’ren Knorr

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