“In my deepest wound I saw your glory, and it dazzled me.” – St. Augustine

It is never God’s intention to cause hurt or sorrow. Yet if He ever allows any pain, it is only so that He could make way for greater joy!

We can never fully understand it here. Not when we’re suffocated by darkness. Not when our hearts are broken by sorrow.

But someday we will know. We will see how each of our tears have become priceless pearls, how our most terrible afflictions have given birth to our highest bliss.

MY HEART’S DEEPEST WOUND

I guess you will always be
my heart’s deepest wound.
The kind that aches terribly.
The kind that time could never heal.

I glimpse a memory of you
and I feel it!
I feel both the joy and the pain
of loving you.

Yes, loving you.

For I have never really forgotten.

How could the heart forget?

Had I not loved you,
I’d have moved on already.
Had I not loved you,
You wouldn’t have been able
to cause me pain.

But I did.
I loved you then, and I love you now.
You will always be
the deepest wound in me.
That’s how strongly
you are etched
upon my heart.

For our light affliction, which is for the moment, works for us more and more exceedingly an eternal weight of glory… – 2 Corinthians 4, WEBBE