I am never sure what to call my writings like the one from yesterday. It started last year with She Knows...then my post over at incourage...and it is how I continue to write. I am not sure what to do with it yet but I do enjoy it so. From time to time I am sure some will show up here on the blog.
Heart Cracks was started many months ago...February. I work with teenage girls and their families and at times as I listen to their stories I often feel like my heart literally cracks a little. As I sat in my office after a rough day the beginning of the short story/poem came to me. I quickly jotted it down and when I got home typed it out and added it to my writing folder.
Where it sat for months.
One July night as I lay in bed the idea for the end of it came to me...so I got up and finished it and then spent several days polishing it and sent it to two friends who are the best proofreaders ever. I knew I wanted to share it...and decided to share it here at my little home on the internet.
The more I have learned about God lately the more I have come to see Him as the Healer of hearts.
Heart Cracks is not autobiographical. It is however based on many women in my life. Their heart cracks are there...not where anyone would know...but their story is represented. So is mine. Hopefully you too saw a little piece of yourself in it too.
The one thing they all have in common is they chose to let Jesus heal their broken hearts. It's a lesson I watched over and over in their lives and never really would allow Jesus that access. Last year I finally allowed that to begin... for Him to pour His love over my wounded heart as a healing balm.
He has poured and poured... and slowly the cracks of my own heart have begun to heal. I am learning that He uses our brokenness. He also uses our healing...and oh how much more our heart can hold when He heals it. :)
It's why I feel ready to put my heart out there again...to take a step of faith...to seek the adventure He has made our lives to be. Because His love has healed my broken heart.
I truly hope that if you read Heart Cracks that it would touch your heart in some way... whether it be reminding you of others who are hurting, or to remind you He cares so very much about your broken heart and is still pursuing you just waiting to heal you.
He loves us so. Cracks and all.