There’s a little rhyme that I think most of us are familiar with.
Secrets, secrets are no fun.
Secrets, secrets hurt someone.
I immediately began to think of this lyric during this past weekend’s church experience. Pastor Carl talked for a bit about secrets. He talked about how secrets that we hold on to hurt us and keep us from experiencing true freedom and joy.
My heart was racing because I wanted to share something that is near to my heart with every woman in the audience.
I actually wanted to gently scream: “You can surrender your secret in a safe place!”
Why scream? Because I didn’t want to miss anyone…
I want them to know that there is help.
Why was I so emotionally compelled to reach those in my midst that day? Because my heart aches for those who have been hurt by abortion. I want to help them. At Heartline, we provide a private and confidential abortion recovery program called: Surrendering the Secret. It’s a phenomenal journey of healing for women to overcome the heartbreak of abortion. I think it is so important to share this ministry so that everyone who needs hope can find it.
I don’t know if you know this or not, but this month is Abortion Recovery Awareness month. According to statistics, 43% of women have experienced an abortion (it’s that real, and so is God’s healing) – that means you might run across someone at the grocery store, Lifegroup, or she might be staring at you in the mirror.
We passionately care about women who have been hurt by abortion. We are dedicated to minister to those who are ready to walk this faith journey – because we care for you!
We’ve all had secrets – personal details of our lives that we hope no one ever discovers.
Secrets take many forms:
Secrets can control us with shame, guilt, despair, depression, and pride. Secrets hurt us! BUT you are not ALONE! God wants to heal your heart – take that step towards restoration. Heartline can help.
Don’t start to believe these lies:
“No way they will still be my friends if they know that part of my life.”
“I will never share that story, people will think I’m a fraud.”
“God will never forgive me.”
It’s not true – you don’t have to live that way! Everyone falls short. We all have a past. Yet there is always redemption when we have a heart of repentance. God wants us to come to Him – with all our cares and He takes them on.
If you are ready to surrender your secret of a past abortion, contact Heartline today. Our ministry team loves you and will care for you during the journey of divine healing.
* * *
Pastor Carl’s sermon from 4/20/13 referenced above – Nehemiah: It Takes a Leader II
Heartline Women’s Clinic (806) 788-0500
Deborah can be reached at the Heartline phone number listed above or at email@example.com.