Because Of Faith, My Heart Is Healing

Because Of Faith, My Heart Is Healing

He can heal a broken heart!


It was raining the night you left me.

God was shedding his tears and washing away the sorrow that seemed to envelop me as I watched your back leave through my front door.

Agony overcoming my body, knees trembling with the loss of you.

Feeling as if at any second, I would collapse into a ball of udder destruction.

My tears running down my face burning my cheeks like acid rain falling from the clouds above.

The taste of salt now on my lips that are quivering ever so slightly.

The feeling of my heart breaking into thousands of shattering pieces able to rip through my flesh and kill me right then and there.

I never saw the end of us coming,

After all, we were just getting our lives together started and planned out.

That cold, wet dark night that you left you covered me in endless shame and disgust over myself.

Making it seem as if I was the one to blame for our demise.

Treating me as if I were some demonic creature sent from hell by Satan to destroy you.

In the end you were the destroyer of me.

The destroyer of love and happiness that could have been internal.

The only thing that saved my life from you that rainy night, was the presence of God and my never-ending trust and love I have for him.

When you turned your back on me, he was there to pick up every piece in which you caused to crumble to the floor.

No amount of love could compare to his that he had for me that night.

Showing me how toxic you truly were,

Showcasing that the devil works in mysterious and unimaginable ways to hurt those who follow our one true King.

With the now burning of my cheeks and puffy eyes, I sit with trembling knees and shaking shoulders hoping by some miracle that this was all just a terrible dream.

I would wake up and everything would be fine,

You would somehow come back to me,

And we would be happy like we always promised one another that we would be.

Sitting there in silence with only the sounds of my ragged breathing and the sniffles of my runny nose,

No matter how bad you destroyed me at that moment in time, I felt whole.

For God was with me, embracing me with his love and glory.

That was the night you left me.

When the rain turned into hope, it would wash away every single sin and the corrupt feelings I had because of you.

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12 Bible Verses For Faith In Hard Times

Remind yourself that God is always with you.

Lately, I have felt lost at what God wants for my life. Ever since I've come back to UWG everything has been horrible. It seems that I can't catch a break. I'm trying my best to focus on school, work, and extracurricular activities. But it's hard when I'm having issues with my apartment/roommates and knowing my family back home is struggling and needs many prayers. All, I keep thinking is maybe Carrollton isn't where I belong anymore. I've asked God if He can guide me in the right direction. Below, I have found Bible verses that have helped get me through these rough, past couple of weeks.

1. Isaiah 43:2

"When you go through deep waters, I will be with you."

2. Psalm 37:5

"Commit your way to the Lord. Trust in Him, and He will act."

3. Romans 8:18

"The pain that you've been feeling, can't compare to the joy that's coming."

4. Proverbs 31:25

"She is clothed in strength, and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future."

5. Joshua 1:9

"Be bold. Be brave. Be courageous."

6. Ecclesiastes 3:1

"There is a time for everything and a reason for every activity under the heavens."

7. Isaiah 41:10

"Don't be afraid, for I am with you. Don't be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand."

8. Isaiah 66:9

"I will not cause pain without allowing something new to be born, says the Lord."

9. Psalm 91:4

"He will cover you with His feathers, and under His wings, you will find refuge; His faithfulness will be your shield and rampart."

10. Psalm 62:1-2

"My soul finds rest in God alone, my salvation comes from Him, He alone is my rock and my salvation."

11. Philippians 4:13

"I can do everything through Christ who gives me strength."

12. Jeremiah 29:11

"For I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

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To The Christian Girl Against Feminism, Religion Isn't An Excuse Not To Fight For Equality

Religion is not an excuse to not fight for feminism.


When I first read the article "I'm A Christian Girl And I'm Not A Feminist..." I thought it had to be a joke. Unfortunately, it was a sad reality.

I am a privileged white female. I came from a middle-class family with a law-enforcement father. I still am smart enough to realize we NEED intersectional, no strings attached, unconditional feminism. Anyone who disagrees is just wrong. In this case, the author is trying to base her outdated sexist beliefs on the Bible, and I am appalled.

At first, I thought it was a joke, I genuinely read the title out loud to my father and even he said it had to be a man pretending to be a woman. As I read the article I realized that sadly this is a girl who has had religion corrupt her life.

Religion can be a beautiful thing, it can change lives and give people hope that they need. I have heard countless stories about how finding a god has made people better, and that is incredible. However, using religion to say women don't deserve the same as men is absolutely absurd.

Part of me wants to scream in her face that she can't be ok with being a victim, another part of me wants to throw my hands up and give up on her and like-minded individuals. However, in a time like ours where women are coming so close to being equals, I can't sit down or act irrationally.

So here are the facts:

1. Women who work fulltime only make 77% of men's salaries on average. African American women only make 64 cents per dollar and Latina women only make 56 cents per dollar. Imagine being just as capable and trained just as well but a guy makes more money than you because he has a penis.

2. One in three women around the globe has experienced sexual violence. ONE IN EVERY THREE. YOU'RE SURROUNDED BY SURVIVORS. If women were considered equals that would not be the case.

3. Only 24% of high-level management positions are held by women. That's worldwide. 195 countries. Let that sink in. This isn't because women aren't smart either, 60% of all United States college degrees are awarded to women.

4. Women are not allowed to vote in many places, like Saudi Arabia or the Vatican. Imagine not having the right to vote! YOU GET NO SAY IN ANYTHING.

You can thank women for your right to work, vote, get an education, practice a religion that you chose, a range of professions, windshield wipers, bras, dishwashers, diapers, need I go on?

Women are strong as hell and your misinterpretation of an outdated book does not dimish all of the amazing things women have accomplished and will continue to accomplish.

To quote one bad bitch, "Power's not given to you. You have to take it." — Beyoncé Knowles Carter.

Now ladies let's get into our feminist formation and fight for our rights!

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