Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Tuesday's Trust - Brokenness

Tuesday's Trust


He called a little child and had him stand among them. And He said, "I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

~Matthew 18:3-4

...Shutting down is not healthful. It keeps us from draining the emotions from our wound.

Pain doesn't disappear because we will it to. Unexpressed pain becomes toxic and inevitably takes its toll. It poisons us like a polluted underground water supply feeding into a spring.

When we rush to get past the tears and get on with our lives we actually short-circuit our healing. There is no quick way to get to the other side of this storm. The only way to the end is through it...

For today, face, with courage and determination, the daunting task of examining all of the broken pieces of your life.

Give full attention to

  • your sorrow
  • your anger
  • your fear
  • your disillusionment
  • your faltering faith.

Do this, because your job in this rebuilding process is to hand each piece to your Heavenly Father as He asks for them. Then watch in awe as He puts them back together in a new and better pattern of living.

~Raymond R. Mitsch and Lynn Brookside

You can't heal a wound by saying it's not there!

~Jeremiah 6:14 TLB

Raymond R. Mitsch and Lynn Brookside, Grieving the Loss of Someone You Love, pp. 46, 60

Photo: Broken heart (mosaic) thanks to

Fine Art: Beauty in Brokenness - thanks to Joyce Geleynse via images


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