WHEN THE HURT DOESN’T STOP HURTING
“For You have been a shelter for me,
A strong tower from the enemy.
I will abide in Your tabernacle forever;
I will trust in the shelter of Your wings. Selah
For You, O God, have heard my vows;
You have given me the heritage of those who fear Your name.” Psalm 61:3-5
Day after day, week after week, month after month, year after year my heart hurts. I’ve had so many challenges in my life including so many losses, but one of them has been with me for a long, long time. If it were not for the Lord Jesus Christ, I probably would have given up on life long ago.
What are we supposed to do when the hurt doesn’t stop hurting? Do you have such hurt in your own life? Maybe a different story but the same kind of hurt that clings to you day in and day out? The same kind of hurt that never seems to go away? Because of how someone treated you or treats you now? Because of a great loss, a tragedy, a trauma? Because of any reason at all?
Come to the Lord Jesus Christ, friend, abide in Him, rest in Him, dwell in Him, unwind in Him, unfold in Him, find love, mercy, grace, strength, and comfort in Him, cry out to Him, pour out your heart to Him, cry to Him, feel His presence, lean into Him, lean onto Him, lean back on Him, curl up beside Him, find refuge under the shadow of His glorious wings, take shelter in His love, know He knows your heart, and He cares, more than you can possibly imagine, and when you turn to Him, when you believe in Him as Lord, when you turn away from your sins and believe He died for you and was raised from the dead, when you live for Him, when you become His, when you receive His forgiveness and the promise of everlasting life with Him, then you know He is right there with you and in you and will lead you forth and carry you through it all.
One day, friend, there will be no more pain. In heaven with Jesus, if you are His, no more tears, no more hurting heart. And, until then, give your hurt to Him. And thank Him that He is yours and you are His. Forevermore, AMEN!
FRIEND, PLEASE PRAY FOR THOSE WHO HAVE HURT YOU. THAT THEY WOULD REPENT AND TURN TO CHRIST AS LORD. THAT THEY WOULD BE FORGIVEN AND GIVEN EVERLASTING LIFE. LOVE. FORGIVE. BE MERCIFUL. PRAY THEY WOULD KNOW THE LOVE OF JESUS AND LOVE JESUS AND LOVE OTHERS WITH THE LOVE OF JESUS FOR THE GLORY OF JESUS, AMEN!