By Jerome Baker
It is an assurance that sooner or later you will get hurt in life. Unfortunately, some people are hurt by the very ones you love the most, by friends, family members, and occasionally by church folks. Regardless of who hurts you and where you get hurt it is key not to allow your hurt to totally consume your thoughts, feelings, and choices about people. You don’t have to be bitter, remain upset, or disregard people that try to love you, because there is healing available for your hurt. Here are some ways to allow healing to help a hurting soul.
1. Talk about it
Holding in hurt can be painful. Concealing your hurt can be so painful it can affect you physically. Talking to God in prayer or confiding in a mature and responsible person can help you better deal with hurt feelings and emotions. Talking can be dangerous though if you choose to vent to some who is not trustworthy, so be careful.
1 Peter 5:7 casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.
Proverbs 23:9 Do not speak in the hearing of a fool,…..
2. Let it go
Hurt can lead to depression and cloudy judgment when embraced to long. Being hurt can be a stumbling block if you don’t get to a point of acceptance, especially as the victim. Not to minimize being hurt, but one must understand that life must go on. Being hurt is a life experience, but it is not the only life experience. Let it go and experience joy, forgiveness, and the better God has ahead.
Philippians 3:13 Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
3. Empower others
Your hurt can be someone else solution, warning, or encouragement. Let you pain cause others to prosper. Just think, God brought you through it to help someone else which means their was purpose for what you went through. Prayerfully use your experiences to empower others to overcome in their life.
Revelations 12:11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony,….
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© Copyright 2015 Jerome Baker Jerome Baker is the author of “Success Killers” and “Watch Who Hang With”, and the youth pastor at his church in Carrollton, Georgia.
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