Tears

How many of us were told to “stop thinking about it” or “it’s time to let it go.”  How many of us were not given a chance to grieve?  How many of us had no one with whom to share our loss or grief or shame?

For 31 years I have shoved all my feelings into a box, not willing to admit I had any feelings about my abortion at all.  I am now embracing my feelings, allowing God to use them for good.  Tears are not easy for me – I feel vulnerable and out of control.  But tears are softening my heart of stone.  Dr. Larry Day has said it so well:

“Our heart may be full of tears and it would benefit us greatly if we gave ourselves permission to cry again; to let those tears out. As water softens hardened soil, so tears soften a hardened heart. Prayers and tears from the heart are God’s gift for healing.”

When have you last allowed yourself to cry, to really cry?

This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s