I'm noticing a pattern...I think, as bloggers many of us feel we should share reasons for our silences cuz we feel we owe it to our followers or it "might help someone"...and that's totally cool if you feel called to help others in that very vulnerable way. The Bible does say, "Comfort as you're comforted."
Maybe, you need the cathartic release the creative writing process gives. I totally get that.
But sometimes life is PERSONAL.
Sometimes this writing space just isn't safe enough...and the only place to share and get help is through PRAYER.
If I'm not careful, I find myself seeking love from the great blogosphere VOID....all while God is PRESENT and knows my heart. He is the ONE who's validation, encouragement and security I should seek.
Of course, I speak as one with a very few followers...but even if I had thousands...I don't want to feel obligated to share all my stains...at least not all the time. The most important thing I ever want to share...is that I'm washed.
Isaiah 1:18, " Come now, let's settle this," says the LORD. "Though your sins are like scarlet, I will make them as white as snow. Though they are red like crimson, I will make them as white as wool."
I find myself sharing less and less often. And sometimes it's better that way...for me.
Then Jesus said, "Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest."