“For God did not send His Son Jesus into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.” (John 3:17)
My heart has been especially troubled this past week as I pondered over the post I wrote last week. In fact, I almost deleted it. Why? Not because I didn’t mean what I said. I still value the sanctity of life, from a little seed to an elderly person. But then I wondered if it really followed my purpose at this site – to provide hope, healing, and freedom to hurting souls. And yet, I didn’t feel right in deleting the post as I believe I needed to speak out for those little babies. However, I hope I didn’t load guilt onto women who have aborted. I hope I didn’t sound insensitive to these hurting women. God alone sees the whole picture and knows every detail of their decision.
I was upset at the man who seemed to have no heart as he killed babies. It tears my heart out at what those babies suffered at his hands. I feel deeply grieved at the injustice of it, but also at the injustice of all violence. Whether it’s the Boston bombing, school shootings, each individual murder, abuse, human trafficking, domestic violence, etc. It’s heartbreaking how many people are suffering from violence.
Anyway, I ‘m sorry if I added additional hurt instead of hope by what I wrote. As I searched for links that led to healing after abortion, a comment by a woman who aborted her baby still sticks with me: “I might have found healing years earlier had I not been so terrified of the Church. Had I been able to address the pain emotionally, maybe then I would have been able to face the spiritual side of this.”
Isn’t it sad that some women don’t dare to share their burden in some Christian churches, because they will be judged, condemned, or ostracized? A church should be a place where all are welcome, especially those who are hurting. I’m so sorry to all women who feel so alone with their grief. Jesus never turns us away, no matter what we have done or not done. He extends His welcoming, loving, forgiving arms to all who are troubled. He can mend a heart that’s torn. He can bring beauty out of ashes.
♥ HEALING AFTER ABORTION ♥
Praise God, there are many who do practice mercy and compassion to hurting women who have had abortions.
“Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.” (Romans 8:1)
After Abortion – Hope and Healing After Abortion
Healing After Abortion – Identifying and Overcoming Post Abortion Syndrome
Lumina/Hope and Healing After Abortion – “Feelings of anxiety, panic, grief, guilt and shame can often seem insurmountable, but there is a way out of the pain. You do not have to suffer alone!”
Project Rachel – “It’s normal to grieve a pregnancy loss, including the loss of a child by abortion. It can form a hole in one’s heart, a hole so deep that sometimes it seems nothing can fill the emptiness.”
Understanding Abortion Grief and the Recovery Process – Not a discussion of the pros and cons of abortion. Both sides of the argument agree that grief after abortion is real and women must be given their voices back to process the grief.