My heart behind the silence.

14th July 2016

It’s been a rough couple of weeks/months in our country and world. And as a result, lots of words have been said and written. So many words that the thought of adding to it just made me feel like another voice in the mix–lost in a sea of opinions and pride. So I have fallen silent around here lately. I took a step back to listen and observe and give my soul and mind some space to just be still.

I have a lot of things I want to say but none of them are “right”. The truth is I am so very aware that I don’t have the right answers. In this situation I can humbly step back and say I see the problems but I don’t know how to fix them. Or better yet I don’t believe that I have the words that will fix them.

Because let’s be real–it’s going to take a lot more than words and opinions to bring true healing and peace. It’s going to take action. It’s going to look more like shutting up and listening and moving towards someone else even if it’s uncomfortable. It’s going to take dying to ourselves and to our pride.  20160511_141702 But really it’s going to take Jesus’ all-consuming love to change us from the inside out. And from that we will love our hurting neighbors better and extend grace and compassion where we couldn’t before.

So in this season of pain–I am working on using my two ears more than my one mouth. It’s the best thing I know to do right now. That means the silence may continue.

Thank you for allowing me space to process and sort through my heart. I know this season of blogging has felt so dry to me (and I am sure to you as well)–but it’s important that I walk through it.

This space is a gift and I am grateful you share it with me.

8 thoughts on “My heart behind the silence.

  1. Ericka

    Can you please just write a book. You are so inspiring and even through your silence your words are so loud and touch deep within my spirit. I want to be more like you. I want to be more like Jesus?

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  2. A. Levy

    I believe that the Lord has asked me to “Be Still and Know that He is God” because only HE can bring healing and restoration in such a dismal time. I will try to remember to pray for you (and the rest of our country). Praise the Lord that we know the Savior and find our comfort in Him. My heart breaks for those who have no hope. Keep your eyes focused on Jesus, our hope.

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  3. Marilyn Sewell

    Love this Shaina!! Very well put. This is a time for listening first and then showing grace and love through our actions and not merely words!!

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