Healing an abandoned heart is tedious work that few are willing to undertake.
Caregiver to youth, adult to adult, us within ourselves.
Whatever the relationship, the process requires significant investment.
Requires placing infinite value on the heart to dispel the labels, lies, deception received.
Necessitates a method that transcends time, ignores fad, refuses to be fickle.
‘Self Help’ is short lived, and fragile.
Psychology is fluctuating with current ‘trends’ and ‘studies’. By its own admission, has no answers to most of the wounds suffered by abandonment, rather offers ‘coping mechanisms’ instead of healing.
There is only one way to truly heal and strengthen an abandoned heart.
You are free to choose not to allow for this method; in doing so, you voluntarily choose something – anything – that openly admits it cannot assure success.
Only the One who created the heart can truly heal it.
Only the One who carried our sicknesses, bore on His own body our diseases, was wounded for our transgressions……is capable of holding, healing, empowering our brokenness.
Picture the colander again.
Full of holes, destroyed by life, circumstance, abuse, personal failure.
Pour water into it….cannot hold it.
Place it in conflict….unable to withstand the pressure and shatters.
Picture a solid bowl, slightly larger than the colander.
Place the colander inside.
Pour water in. It is retained.
Apply pressure. The solid bowl assists to withstand.
It is only by placing our shattered, battered, torn lives and hearts fully into the completeness of Christ can we be fully healed.
There is no other way.
One more thing to note: this colander, placed within the larger bowl, is now stronger than a single bowl would be, even without the abuses suffered.
In the same way, any heart placed fully into the Hands of its Creator is stronger than any other force that chooses independence from Him.
When any heart abandons itself into the Father’s hands, becomes adopted by Him, there develops a force, a peace, a strength that cannot be conquered.