Have you been hurt by someone? Someone close to you? Did you feel betrayed? Abandoned? Alone? Or, maybe you hurt someone or broke a relationship that you wish you could mend somehow.
The truth is we have all experienced a broken relationship at some point. We have all had to make a difficult choice, a choice that would impact people around us. And, sometimes our choices hurt them.
Bullied people, tend to become bullies.
Hurt people, hurt people.
That’s why Jesus came… to break cycles and to tear down walls!
Jesus said his mission was to come and heal the hurts of this world through a kingdom of good news, freedom, openness, reconciliation, peace, and love.
He came for those who needed healing, not those who were already healthy. He offers grace when others offer judgment. He gives mercy when others dole out punishment.
If you’re holding on to hurt today, it’s time to give it to Jesus.
If you have been abused, abandoned, or broken, take a moment right now and ask your Creator to help you take your first steps toward freedom. Maybe you need to forgive someone or you just need to forgive yourself. Whatever it is, your best days are still in front of you. Surrender your pain, little by little, to the God who wants to restore you.
Jesus is in the business of healing, freeing, and renewing lives.
Sometimes, facing our giants means facing the hidden things in our hearts. Sometimes, those are the biggest giants of all. Even so, have confidence in the fact that God will not reject you because of your past, your pain, or your fear.
God is with you always, to the end of this journey.