Write it Out to Get It Out
I often struggle with writing in my journal. Blank pages call me to fill them with words. What should I write? What should I inscribe on the lines? Each line points like an arrow piercing into the deep places of my heart. So, I attempt to pour out my emotions onto its pages.
Journal writing provides a way to release traumatic experiences. Because most people refuse to talk about their trauma, writing about it can shape the process of getting the pain out.
Journaling allows memories to unfold onto paper. These memories break through the shackles of time allowing new perspectives to come forth. Keeping negative experiences inside disturbs our health and well-being. When we open our hearts, we write about what we cannot speak. Then memories of the hidden places in our hearts become known.
Memories are messy.
Life is a journey.
We see what God wants us to see.
We experience healing.
“Behold, you desire truth in the innermost being, And in secret You will make wisdom known to me.”
Psalm 51:6 NASB