Monday, September 5, 2011

On the Cusp

It's the surprise of these threatening tears that prophesies a breakthrough, beautiful and painful.

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So much recently has shown me that I am just on the cusp.  That there is so much further to go but I have to be willing to look back at my past and face it. Shed light to see light.  And in my silence, God challenges me to let the tears run, but I hold them back, thinking this strength. But this is an illusion of strength.  I am weak.  I am afraid to look where He gently turns my eyes.  I hear Him challenging me on my concept of forgiveness.  And when it's close enough to grasp, I recoil.  "What will happen to my pain, if I choose to forgive?"  He answers that He knows, He sees, He understands, is that enough?  

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  1. Good post. Lovely photo :)

  2. So beautifully written Nicole, and such an appropriate and beautiful photograph for these words.

    Thank you so much for sharing this today at The Creative Exchange.

    Have a wonderful evening!


  3. And He catches our tears in his bottle--records them in his scroll. Not one is wasted. I have learned to listen to the tears--to let Him speak through them. Such a lovely post. So glad you linked to Playdates this week.

  4. To take the first step of obedience and sometimes without the heart. But a miracle happens and we are changed when we walk in obedience.

  5. Ah yes, this was heavy with emotion and heartfelt!

  6. Very emotional and beautiful! Visiting thanks to WoW.

  7. thank you for such an incredibly beautiful piece of writing xx

  8. Very beautiful & really captured the intent of being on the cusp.

  9. Lovely. Heartfelt and honest. Loved it.

  10. Lovely sentence. I like that the tears are a surprise. Thanks for joining with Write On Wednesday. Welcome!

    Gill x

  11. This is very evocative, but slightly clunky. Can I suggest you take a few words out, perhaps something along the lines of:
    The surprise tears herald a breakthrough, beautiful and painful.
    I love the idea of being on the cusp. Great effort. Hope you join in for WoW again next week.

  12. I can't help but wonder just what that breakthrough is... nice one!