Encouragement after Abortion Tip #3: A Satisfied Mind

Abortion messes with your mind. 

When you base a life-changing decision on the opinion of others, it can be very difficult to return to the truth of God. And really, that’s where every abortion begins—as an expression of an opinion about the value of life. There can be no question as to the existence of life. Fetology, ultrasound imaging, successful lawsuits prosecuting wrongful fetal deaths, and even our own hearts at a baby shower for an expectant mom all tell us that pregnancy means the presence of a new life in the mother’s womb.

The feminists and abortion counselors deceive by saying that this life is “just tissue,” a “missed period,” “potential life,” or “not viable—simply part of the woman’s body.”

Some religious leaders mislead by saying a baby who hasn’t breathed yet is the property of the mother to do with as she sees fit. They may dress it up with Scripture, but that’s the basic idea.

Postmodernists say no one can know the answer to such a complex question—what’s true for you is all that counts. If you don’t consider it a life, then it isn’t.

Hedonists say that sexual pleasure is all that matters. So just do away with the consequences and rock on. By the way—the same clinic will treat your disease and give you more birth control—all set up for your next abortion visit.

None of the groups who endorse abortion can in any consistent way comfort and allay your concerns afterwards as you try to come grips with the reality that something very precious has been lost. So the next logical point for us as we listen to them may be, “They say I did nothing wrong, yet I feel so guilty and sad. There must be something wrong with me.”

The way out of this trap is to begin to love God with your mind, as He calls us to. Jesus said this is God’s top priority for us (Matthew 22: 36-40). Listening to Jesus instead of the voices of abortion will radically change your thinking. You may be overwhelmed by the thought of facing His opinion of both you and your child lost to abortion. Be prepared to be radically changed by His love.

Here’s a quick podcast from Pastor John Piper of Desiring God on Loving the Lord with all your Mind.


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