United By Tears

I think broken hearts have a unique gift to offer the Body of Christ.  

When we choose to be open about our wounds, our tears, our fears and our struggles we invite others to do the same.  

Working through them together we are ALL stronger and better able to face the next battle.

Paul often wrote in his letters about  a particular hardship he faced or was facing. He shared so others could see not only that he struggled, but that the Lord stood with him and would do the same for them if they held on.

How encouraging for hurting hearts to know that they are not alone!  

Our tears unite us. They make us safe. They allow us to whisper, “The Lord helped me survive and He’ll help you too. I’ll hold your hand while you find your way to Him.” And when we make one other human simply see they aren’t alone, we make the world a better place.  ~Lysa Terkeurst (twitter)


heaven knows we need never be ashamed of tears


Author: Melanie

I am a shepherd, wife and mother of four amazing children, three that walk the earth with me and one who lives with Jesus. This is a record of my grief journey and a look into the life I didn't choose. If you are interested in joining a community of bereaved parents leaning on the promises of God in Christ, please like the public Facebook page, "Heartache and Hope: Life After Losing a Child" and join the conversation.

2 thoughts on “United By Tears”

  1. How I wish I could give you a huge hug of gratitude! I started to follow your blog after a dear friend lost her 17 yr old son in a tragic car accident when I mentioned losing a pre-born child many years ago & being told not to grieve the loss by our then church family, I realized I didn’t know how to handle grief. Then my husband of 40 yrs was diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia & the ‘loss’ of who he was & is has, at times, been unbearable. Your blog has helped me to grieve in a way that has helped me to heal from the past unresolved broken heart & to hold on to the hem of our Lord’s garment during this gut wrenching time. Your words are a healing balm – and I am just so grateful!!!

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