Words have such power. They have the ability to lift someone up or bring them to their knees. Keep that in mind when deciding on how you will use them.
For me, the written word brings forth healing. It enables a look deep within my soul, a place that is often reserved for a select few.
Recently, my friend discovered the therapeutic benefits of writing on a blog similar to that of my own. Having faced a tragic loss with delivering a stillborn baby girl, she needed an outlet, so she turned to writing. At first, she spoke of her gut wrenching heartbreak, pain, and her faith in God that saw her through. Now, surprisingly, she just shared her incredibly happy news in becoming a foster mom! It has been a privilege to read, witness her story, and share in her newfound joy! Thank you, Lord, for how you are working in her life!
Yet another friend decided to start her own blog as a way to share her sense of humor as she embraces life with a newborn. Just today she shared how she could have sworn she heard her daughter crying right when she turned the water on in the shower. Yet, when she turned it off, the baby wasn’t crying at all. So, she turned it back on, and sure enough, the crying baby noise returned to haunt her. I smiled reading her words as I can completely relate to this and more as a new mother myself all those years ago.
Whether it’s deep, gripping pain you need to release or witty humor you feel lead to share, use the written word to express yourself.
Your words can be used to express so many deep, overwhelming emotions. When it’s hardest to speak those words, let me encourage you to write them out. Share the contents of your heart. There are those around you who need to hear how you feel about them. They long for your sweet words that will reach right in and touch their very soul. Don’t allow yourself to close the entire world out and become unfeeling. Stop holding back words that have the potential to bless someone’s heart.
Whether with pen and paper, with a blog at your disposal, or with the use of your cell phone, write your heart out and allow it to be a blessing to all who read it!