Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Mended Hearts

I learned this weekend that a healed heart is a tender one. I have found that being more fully alive means that I notice things. I notice those little hurts that used to sneak there way into my heart without my knowing. I notice when I am reacting to something someone says that triggers me and reminds me of my past. Instead of numbing my feelings in various ways, my heart serves of an early warning system. It is hard to ignore.

It is a paradox that in my vulnerability I feel stronger for the most part. I know that this is probably because my tender heart knows it needs God and goes there sooner. I have to admit this past weekend was a difficult one. But I know Jesus was walking with me.


Anonymous said...

Very insightful post. I used to think it was wrong to be a heart lead person. These days I am thankful for the detection of this gift-the callouses peeled away and to feel fresh again. Thanks for this post.

Anonymous said...

I have felt this paradox too! It is strange. The more vulnerable I feel and the more I surrender to those feelings, the stronger I am.

The more broken a heart has been, the stronger it is.

It goes against the Western beliefs of perfection and holding yourself together, but I think it is true.