love never gives up
Been doing some thinking on the Reproductive Health Act that was just passed in NY, especially late term abortions. Although it can be very easy to sit in judgement on either side of the camp, I often think using our voices sometimes drowns out God’s… even if our intention was to make God’s voice known. Comment sections fill with people simply defending instead of leading (I’ve got a whole essay behind this thought…if you’re interested in hearing it, lmk in the comments).
This is just from my own examining session with God on how to approach sensitive yet serious subjects like this, but I think we get bogged down with the idea of “choice” because as a society we have forgotten how to bring every choice before God. God kept saying to me, “Everyone has the choice to come to me first.”
Now I’m not in a position where I’d be faced with a “choice” of this gravity or feel like abortion was my only option. I think it’s wise to listen to those who did feel like they were in that position. So, I read and listen to people’s stories and testimonials on both spectrums. Motives for decisions can be rooted in love, and our definitions on how to show that love…an area I know I’d be wholly misguided on without Jesus.
Even when I do have a concrete belief based on the Word of God, I don’t want truth to cloud compassion. Although there was nothing false about Jesus and He only spoke truth, he didn’t use it as a weapon against people. He did use it as a weapon against sin, the devil and death itself, but with people He spoke truth in gentleness. He used the truth and light inside Him to point a path to life, and consequently the right choices. He did this through grace and compassion. Mercy over judgement.
I just want woman to know if physicians are telling you one thing, a time-frame is ticking in on your decision, you’re afraid either way, and grief is already making the situation difficult to comprehend…remember you can take your situation before God. He is faithful and if you’re truly listening for His voice over your own or any other influence, He’ll guide you in the right direction.
Ultimately the government’s laws, medical professionals, friends and family or ourselves are not the authority over what’s right or wrong…God is. Where we see a grey area…God sees good and evil.
It is my prayer that as we seek to do right in any situation, that we come to Him first.
And when in doubt Psalm 139 it out.
“Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.” – Psalm 139:23-24 NIV
I do have a stance on this subject, which I’m happy to talk about personally, and in terms of voting and doing my part to aid God’s kingdom and protect the voiceless I will definitely not stay action-less...my thoughts were just something God didn’t ask me to go into detail on in this format. Love y’all - feel free to send me a message if you’d like to share/discuss.