to the soul with a cracked heart

4:30 PM

you don't need to say it out loud. i feel the question burning in your dark dark eyes, dark like mist and earth and shadow.

why? why me?

and the question flits about in my mind. why? why you?

i cannot come up with an answer.

the why weeps. it mourns and trembles and rages to the heavens, while bare tree-bones rattle against a too-blue sky.

sorrow upon sorrow!

the wind mourns; the sun mocks.

why, you ask (with dark, burning eyes made beautiful and terrible by grief), do bad things happen to good people?

i cannot come up with an answer; i have never had my heart torn asunder.

i cannot do anything but take your hand and weep with you.

i cannot think anything but this:
        God is good, all the time. all the time, God is good.

after all, He wept too.

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(lately, it seems like there are too many people i know who are going through very tough times. prayers, love, and lots of hugs to you.)

xox,
grace

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9 comments

  1. Thank you for writing this. It's comfort to remember that Jesus wept too.

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  2. Ahhh, this is so beautiful and meaningful Grace.
    Keep speaking these big, important truths beautiful lady!!

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    1. Thank you for your sweet words, Elissa!

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  3. This is so beautiful, Grace. Thanks for creating it. There are truths that are larger than us and our petty trivialities and enormous sorrows, and this is a good reminder of that. <3
    Shanti @Virtually Read

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    1. Thank you so much, Shanti! Your comment made my day 💕

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  4. Thank you for us. There are bigger concerns than our petty trivialities and great sorrows, and that is important to remember. <3
    Shanti @ Virtually Read

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  5. Yes. Can I just say this was comforting? Although you didn't answer the question, the fact that He wept answers it in another way - He feels our pain.

    Anyway, I just discovered your space here - you have a lovely blog! I like the name a lot too. Keep up the good work! :)

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  6. Thank you for your lovely comment, Jessica! I love your blog as well 💜

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