Church Hurt

The phrase “church hurt” has become a prevalent part of Christian language. Through it many justify all sorts of action that are neither rooted in scripture or reflective of spiritual maturity. Through the idea of “church hurt” people come into agreement with Satan, the accuser of the brethren, rather than the truth of God’s word. Imagine if every time someone in our family offend us we went around telling the world we are “family hurt”. I do not discount the reality of the fact that at sometimes we will be upset by people in the church, even hurt. However, how much time do we focus on when we are “church loved”.  What if we would choose to focus on those in the church who go out of their way to, pray for us, show kindness, provide for our needs, cry with us, and rejoice with us. That we would choose to see the image of God in each other rather than failure. We need to be able to make allowance for each other’s faults and understand that each of us are being transformed from glory to glory into the image of Christ.
Colossians 3:13-14
 13 Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others. 14 Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds us all together in perfect harmony.

1 Comment

Sue Lakosky - August 2nd, 2019 at 8:17am

Great message!!!

We need to pray for God’s healing waiting for us, not cling to hurts as a forever companion, that distorts & influences our choices.