ARE you emotionally calloused?
Does nothing phase you?
Does your heart still break for the hurting?
Do you cry when you think of your unsaved family?
I think when we are so involved with the world and out of focus with God, we forget the things that we’re striving to achieve in Christ.
In the past I was not very emotional at all. Sure I was sad that things happened in life, but just not overly emotional about anything. I always thought this was a hormone related thing when hubby pointed out to the other day that I had softened. The hard exterior I had placed around me from my childhood, and the hurt that had happened over my life… those walls to protect myself from daily living were starting to come down. I was so used of keeping them in place, I didn’t realize that my precious gifts – my children – God had given me helped lower my walls and open my heart to Him. That my heart was being wooed by Christ through motherhood.
I cry now. I cry a lot actually. I cry when I think of my family that does not yet rely on Christ. I cry when I think of the orphans in the Ukraine that are sold into the sex trades. I cry when I think of the pain that my childrens’ classmates endure because their parents are too busy doing other things. I cry when I think of what Christ has done for me on the cross. I cry as I write this, praying for those who will eventually read this and connect with what I’m trying to say.
Through my tears I realize that God is using my tender heart to now pray for others. The heart that I thought was too bitter at one point to do much more than survive. I am humbled by this realization and no longer feel ashamed that tears flow freely from my eyes when I think of the hurt and lost in my life and world.
I cry because God has blessed me.
Do you cry?
Do you let your children see you cry? Does your heart yearn for more for those around you?
May my emotions be intentional to you.
May my heart feel the hurt of you children so I can cry out for them when they don’t even know they need you.
I pray that you keep my heart full of tenderness and compassion for your unsaved children.