Dear friend, ………

Two people I love dearly hurt me exceedingly. One had been hurting me for decades so I wasn’t surprised. The other wasn’t in the business of hurting me so I was taken aback. The result was the same. Heartache. In an already aching heart. I responded in the way I have been taught by the Lord Jesus Christ to respond. I went to Him. ……….

“The enemy wants you to lash out in response,” the Spirit of God essentially spoke to my heart. “Don’t. Forgive.”

My flesh was hurting so badly that I wanted to hurt the people in return to make a mark. To make them know how extremely much they had hurt me. To make them feel it. To not let them get away with what they had done.

But I don’t live for me anymore. I live for Jesus. So I seek Him. And I defer to Him. And He shows us in the Bible what to do when people hurt us.

Love them. Forgive them. Be merciful. And to go to Him for love and healing. For care and compassion. So we can carry on.

Feels there’s only so much a heart can take in the way of being hurt especially by those I so love. But the Lord doesn’t run out of His capacity to love and heal an aching heart.

So I chose to obey the Lord. And to deny my flesh, take up my little cross, and follow Him. Aching heart and all. Knowing He would take care of me.

Somebody hurt you? Do the right thing. Turn to Jesus. Love. Forgive. Be merciful. And let Him heal you. It’s the right thing to do. Because He is Lord.

Love & blessings,


“Then He said to them all, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me.” Luke 9:23

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