Yesterday was unexpectedly difficult.
The kids and the hubs made the day lovely. I am so grateful for their sweet cards and flowers and handmade gifts.
Yet, so many emotions I didn’t plan to feel came rushing forth this Mother’s Day. I couldn’t quite articulate all of them, the whys behind the sadness, and those I could I won’t be sharing here today.
But I know for sure I was not alone in my heartache. I know for so many, yesterday was painful. While everything in me wished for the weight to be lifted and my heart to feel light, sometimes, we must allow the emotions to be. To let our hearts ache and crack.
I called on the Lord in my distress. I cried to my God for help. He heard my voice from his temple, and my cry for help reached his ears. Psalm 18:6
If you are hurting in the wake of Mother’s Day, I don’t have easy words to make your pain vanish. But maybe, like I did, you might cry out before the Lord in your distress.
The answers and the healing and the relief don’t necessarily come in an instant, but I am confident He hears. He holds our tears.
O God, listen to my cry! Hear my prayer! From the ends of the earth, I cry to you for help when my heart is overwhelmed. Lead me to the towering rock of safety, for you are my safe refuge… Psalm 61:1-3
photo: Chantel Klassen
And ever so slowly, I am coming to learn and believe that beauty rises in the crying out. Though my defenses tell me to shut down, to turn off, to go numb, Jesus meets me in my weakness and tenderness.
Praying for you today… for the one who is broken and lonely and crushed in the wake of Mother’s Day. Praying that together, we could fall weak before a tender and loving and mighty God.
He is the healer of the brokenhearted. Psalm 147:3
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