Unveiling Hope

A candid look behind the veil

EdenI heard you last night. Through all those tears and all the words you choked on – I heard you – I heard your heart. My desire has been to hear your heart for as long as I can remember.

Oh, I know you’ve spoken to me many a time. I don’t discount any of what you’ve shared, not ever. I realize you’ve shared before, you’ve confessed many things to me. You’ve cried, you’ve told me your dreams and yes, you’ve even told me what frightens you. But last night was different – you know it was too.

Last night you brought tears to my eyes. Somewhere between your disappointment, your fear, and the dreams you’re afraid to dream was your heart – stripped bare and surrendered to me for the first time ever. You spoke to me and then you waited for me to answer and you listened. You really listened! Do you know how long I’ve been waiting to tell you how very much I love you?

You said that you’ve never been able to go to “that place” with me for fear that you’d experience so much emotion that you’d explode, lose control, even die a little inside.

But you went there anyway and you went there with me; you went there for me. You let me in to that place in your heart where only I could fit –  a place where the only one ever meant to fit was me. Last night you gave me your heart and I promise I will not break it. You went to the place where I’ve already been for you.

I can’t promise that life will always be fun and filled with laughs, but it sure will be different. No matter what you go through, from now on, whether good or bad – we’ll always be there together. I also can’t promise that you’ll never experience pain again, or that everything you don’t like about your life will be instantaneously changed for the better, but I can promise this: you’ll be transformed – from the inside to the outside. I’ll give you a kind of peace that surpasses any experience you may encounter. I promise that if you follow me, I will always be at your side – always and forever. I heard you.

“The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” Psalm 34:18

6 thoughts on “I Heard You

  1. again, it’s your honesty.

    Now I know this is about more than writing for you however I read recently that what separates good writing from great writing; what makes people connect with what is being said is blood and therefore with you, is that you write from your gut. Most of us (yes that’s the royal us) are too bottled up to be able to express what you’ve done here.

    Beautiful Hope; thank you.

    1. Hope says:

      I love you. Thank you for your encouragement. Never a post goes by that I don’t think about deleting minutes after it’s been posted. It is both painful and cathartic to release from a place of truth Thanks again. Be blessed.

  2. Evelyn says:

    It’s amazing how much fear goes into releasing our heart to Him. Lately my heart cry to Him is to help me to surrender the things I am holding onto, and the things I don’t even know I’m holding onto. I am ready to be stripped bare, because, like you I know He is always there, ready to catch me, walk with him and help me. His Word says in Psalm 30:5, “…weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning and Psalm 56:8 You keep track of all my sorrows. You have collected all my tears in your bottle. You have recorded each one in your book. So we know nothing is wasted.

    1. Hope says:

      Well said, my friend. He collects our tears – none are wasted.

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