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 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.