And our hearts get walled in, burying the wound.
Yet in sealing the wellspring of our soul we shut out hurt’s antidote.
We may convince ourselves we’re over the loss, betrayal, abandonment, or our own sin, claiming it doesn’t hurt or impact our lives anymore. From the outside looking in it appears we’re in control and all is good.
But nothing is good.
For at the core of our hearts the hurt festers. And as it festers, it infects everything around it. When it gets inflamed it even spills out black bile over everyone.
For a man’s words depend on what fills his heart. A good man gives out good—from the goodness stored in his heart; a bad man gives out evil—from his store of evil. I tell you that men will have to answer at the day of judgment for every careless word they utter—for it is your words that will acquit you, and your words that will condemn you.
Matthew 12:34 J.B. Phillips
And from our lips will pour every ranting and raving that churns inside, deep down where we’ve pushed the pain under pressure.
Locked up inside it makes our souls sick, and even sometimes our bodies.
But we are not meant to live like that!
God sent His son Jesus as our Redeemer who came to take away our sin and heal our hurt.
Yet it hurts as we heal, recalling painful episodes in our lives and the hurtful things others have done to us. Or that we have done.
But if we stay bound in our hurts, with our hearts sequestered, we miss out on the fullest experience of the greatest gift.
God’s love and the love we can share with others…
PROMPT: Every moment is an opportunity for change, healing and growth. And writing your heart out through journaling helps. So put pen to paper for just 10 to 15 minutes a day and start pouring out your pain.
This post first appeared on Journaling4Faith
where I was guest posting.
My friend Kathy Bornarth’s site has tons of great
encouragement and practical tips for beginning
or maintaining a journaling practice. I encourage you to
And from my personal experience I can say that journaling really helps.