Breaking Through

The Breakthrough was breathtaking in its

unexpected triumph;

its mysterious arrival threw

Darkness to the curb

in a show of superiority rarely seen

in her years of travail.

She hadn’t known that

Breakthrough, by necessity,

required Breaking;

it was this Brokenness

that had forced her face into

all the corners where

filth of failure

and cobwebs of compromise

had woven their deep magic

over her soul.

And oh, how she fought!

Her marrow resisted the broken pieces

and Denial’s wooing almost won her over;

but here,

on her knees,

she sees the way Through

that the Breaking redeemed.

Her tears rinse the decay

as her soul stirs,

cracks the chrysalis,

and Breaks Through to

dance in the


28 comments on “Breaking Through

  1. Glenda Mills says:

    An echo of my own heart. I just broke through some barriers…again and as always time on my knees and tears in my heart bring such great light!
    Melody, you make me muse! (:

  2. Robert Rife says:

    This may well be one of your best so far.

    • melodylowes says:

      Thanks, Rob! Funny how the ones that are the toughest emotionally to write seem to resonate with others, too… Thank you for allowing yourself to connect to my words.

      • Robert Rife says:

        I have so much to learn about effective blogging. It parallels so much with effective living. The more self-giving and open we are, the more welcoming it is to others and an encouragement to do the same.

      • melodylowes says:

        Isn’t that odd? It takes being vulnerable to meet someone else’s vulnerability, and to connect – but how hard it is to share out true hearts with the world! But there also needs to be a balance – it isn’t necessarily appropriate to air all of our ‘secrets’ either…

      • Robert Rife says:

        This is the discernment required of us in all human interactions. Jesus, astute and sensitive to such matters, adjures us at times not to “cast our pearls before swine.” A little overstated perhaps, but the message comes through loud and clear that, in our efforts toward authentic transformation borne of vulnerability and surrender, there are times when restraint will yield the best result.

      • melodylowes says:

        Well said. Restraint at the right times, coupled with the willingness to share our souls with those we come in contact with – I imagine that if we were truly connected to the Holy Spirit’s promptings, He would steer us into the right balance every time! Ummm – I don’t seem to be there yet…

      • Robert Rife says:

        Nor I, my dear, nor I!

  3. snowbirdpress says:

    Hope I have a breakthrough soon. I’ve been up to my neck in recipes for our Church cookbook …they forgot to tell me they needed them, and now the deadline is the 15th… so I can’t blog for awhile till I get though all this. Breakthrough… that’s what I need! You hit the nail on the head! When GOD sends abundance, you just won’t be able to keep up with it all…. Love your posts…. I’ll be back when things calm down.

  4. Caddo Veil says:

    Wow, you’re on a roll, Melody–I can barely breathe. Love, Caddo

  5. Debbie says:

    I loved the part of breaking being a part of breakthrough ., Melody! Beautiful piece of writing, full of His Spirit! God bless you!

  6. No break through without acceptance.. makes sense.

  7. Glenda Mills says:

    Hmm…just revisited this place again. For some reason my iPad brought me here this morning. Have you read any books by Henri Nouwin? Just purchased my first kendle book of his book … The Inner voice of Love…this man touches deep in the chords of my heart..and so do you, Melody!

    • melodylowes says:

      Thank you so much! I have enjoyed many of his quotes, but have never read an entire work. Thanks for the reminder – I love his perspective. I know I’d love his books!

  8. Glenda Mills says:

    Shared this on my Facebook page today.

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