Sometimes I just wish we could say
All the things that are easy to hear
Ignore the injustice we see
And explain every unanswered prayer
But I’d rather speak honestly
And wear a tattered heart on my sleeve
Cuz in the middle of my broken dreams
Redemption is here
A lot of people have responded to the things I've said on this blog. One of the things I hear a lot is "Thanks for your honesty and transparency." I never thought of myself as one who 'wears my heart on my sleeve.' I always associated that with more of a negative connotation - someone who outwardly shows all of their emotions, all of the time - complainers and whiners. But as we walk through this valley, I can't imagine not sharing with honesty all that we are going through. Not for pity, not so people will feel sorry for us, but so that we can walk together.
It certainly would be easier to pretend everything was fine, to say things that are easy to hear. But that wouldn't do me or you any good. We need honesty. People were created for relationship. We were created to be in community. God didn't put us on this earth to handle our problems alone. We need each other.
"And let us be concerned about one another in order to promote love and good works, not staying away from our [worship] meetings, as some habitually do, but encouraging each other, and all the more as you see the day drawing near." - Hebrews 10:24-25