These are some quotes from Wild at Heart by John Eldredge. Powerful texts from experience and God’s Word combine to bring healing and freedom to my heart. And man, does it heal.

” You can’t ask Christ to come.into your wound remain far from it. You have to go there with him. The tears streamed down, and I let them flow as freely as they would, making of them a pillow foe my heart. On them it rested.” – St. Augustine (Confessions)

Grief is a form of validation, it says the wound mattered.

The Messiah comes to bind up and heal, to release and set free. What? Your heart.

Jesus loves me, this I know
For the Bible tells me so
Little ones to him belong
They are weak
But he is strong!

And you and me are the little ones!