In my recent posts, I’ve been talking a lot about digging into our past pain and getting the help and support we need to do so. I’m not encouraging us to dig up our crap, just to dig it up or to live in the past. But I honestly believe once we uncover the truth about our pain, our hurts, our wounds – that’s when healing can begin. If our aim is to reclaim our soul voice? Well, our soul can’t fully speak if it’s being muffled. It can’t sing if it’s being silenced. Pulling back the curtain to the truth is paramount to us finding freedom.
When we are brave enough to pull back the curtain and look at our wounds, sometimes we uncover some harsh truths…
The abuse was worse than we thought.
That decision had more ripple effects than we anticipated.
Our spouse wasn’t as invested as we were.
That parent wasn’t as present as we needed.
We were more misunderstood than we imagined.
I’ve learned that getting to the truth is what propels us into forgiveness. When we name the truth of our pain, sit with it and process it, I believe forgiveness is the natural progression. You can’t forgive something you suppress, deny or ignore. I love these words I once read from Donald Miller saying, “From an honest understanding of our wounds and a heart of forgiveness, will come our greatest voice.”
Let’s move towards truth and forgiveness. Let’s move towards reclaiming our soul voice.