I have mentioned in the past that whenever I write, I always have a song stirring in my soul. Today as I write, the song I’m hearing in my heart is “It Is Well With My Soul”. I’m letting it wash over me as I weep for my friends that just lost their baby.
For 16 years now I have been helping family, friends and strangers navigate through critical illnesses and life’s tragedies. By the grace of God, and only the grace of God, I can remain strong, peaceful and calm in the midst of any storm. However, while I could keep my emotions in check and the tears at bay when most needed, I also found that often the tears never came. But those emotions, those tears don’t just disappear. Little by little they accumulated in my soul. Not good for my soul or for my body which is affected by the activity in the soul.
I have learned to embrace what I call my gift from God of a built in release valve, my tears. It’s okay to cry. I’m telling myself this as I also pray this helps anyone else that needs to hear this.
I sit. I weep. I let Him restore my soul.
He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters. He restores my soul… (Psalm 23:2-3, NKJV)
Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers. (3 John 2, NKJV)
You keep track of all my sorrows. You have collected all my tears in your bottle. You have recorded each one in your book. (Psalm 56:8, NLT)
He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds [curing their pains and their sorrows]. (Psalm 147:3, Amplified)