Sunday, August 12, 2007

The Fatally Wounded Heart

Been reading a book called The Wounded Heart by Dan Allender. Required reading for the leadership in our Recovery Ministry (which you can probably tell by reading my blog that I am crazy about). The book has been great and very eye-opening. Though I have never suffered abuse, I can read myself in almost (yes, almost) every page. Don't get me wrong. Abuse is horrific and absolutely intensifies and exacerbates the wound; but, everyone is wounded.

Everyone.

Everyone was born with a fatally wounded heart. We try with all that's in us to stop the bleeding. We can't really find the source of the trauma but we try with all our might to apply enough pressure to cease the flow.

Problem is, we can't. The answer isn't in us...at least not the "us" in us.

The answer is Him. Jesus.

5 comments:

maury jo photography said...

excellent book...so insightful and so agree with your idetifying with each page...good stuff!

thosetonnes said...

so very very true!

Melissa Rowe said...

Preach it sister!!! i wonder how there is so much information on one page about the human soul. its great.

Kacy said...

That's one of my favorite books on woundedness and recovery. we all have broken hearts and wounds, and we all need jesus to heal us.

lauren w said...

just got a copy of this and am excited to read it!