Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Pour out your heart

"Arise, cry out in the night, as the watches of the night begin; pour out your heart like water in the presence of the Lord" (Lamentations 2:19 NIV)

At the exhortation of my counselor/spiritual director, I've really been trying to practice this passage. Too long I have held the vagaries in my heart within and not let them out in the presence of God where they belong. There is much anger and pain that I feel, and it is a living hell to feel like I cannot unload it anywhere. Only God is safe enough.

Eventually, such openness becomes confession and offering; like a drink offering poured out on the altar of Christ. Then it can be released from my heart and fixed to the cross.

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