“Nourishment For Life” (Soul Food Served Here)
Just to kick things off ;-)
But on a more serious note...You don’t have to look very far or very hard to find hurting people. There is a whole lot of hurting out there. Believers are not immune to this pain. Many have wounded spirits. It is sad to realize that there are so many hurting Christians today. There is plenty of pain caused at work, in the church, among friends and even by those who are closest to us in our own family. So how do we respond to this? What does God expect? Does he really expect us to love those destructive people who have hurt us?
God doesn’t expect you to ignore the hurt and pain. He’s not asking you to gloss over it or deny it or
repress it or even make excuses for the people who have hurt you. God doesn’t want you to fake it but He does want you to face it. We need to “face the music” as they say. If we are going to become the kind of loving man or woman that God wants us to be, we are going to have to deal with the pain and hurt someone has caused us in the past. If we are still angry with the person (s) who has hurt us, we are allowing that person to have control over us. Hurt people often hurt other people and are easily hurt themselves.
Don’t allow that person to have control over you any more. We’ve got to deal with the anger, bitterness and resentment that has built up over the weeks, months even years. I don’t know who you need to forgive but I know that today is the today to forgive. Love lets it go. Love forgives. It is the only way to be truly free!