Who has held the dust of the earth in a basket, or weighed the mountains on the scales and the hills in a balance?
Even on a cloudy day, the sun is shining.
It will shine on you again – no matter what you are going through.
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Do you have a couple of things that hit a nerve?
The kind of thing that makes you react without even thinking?
One that hits a nerve with me is injustice.
I cannot STAND to see someone treated unjustly, especially when often, the injustice springs from something else I can’t stand: self-righteousness.
Listen. The world is full of injustice. But you can’t hold on to the anger, cynicism, or bitterness. It’s only going to hurt you from the inside out.
The bigger picture is this: if you believe God sees everything and one day will make it right, you can live with the injustice. I’m not talking about apathy. Do whatever you can do to correct injustice wherever and whenever possible. Don’t ever be afraid to stand up for what is right.
But if you’ve done what you can and it doesn’t change, remember that God is ultimately responsible for justice.
God promises one day he will make everything new. Those things that are wrong will be made right.
Hold on and rest in that thought.
You keep track of all my sorrows. You have collected all my tears in your bottle. You have recorded each one in your book.
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Have you been hurt in church?
It’s not uncommon. Christians are not perfect and there is no perfect church. But somehow, we equate a higher standard with churches.
Actually, I think God holds a higher standard for Christians and churches, too.
Jesus said, From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked.
This is a truth I think we call all understand.
I’ve been hurt by Christians. And I know I’ve hurt Christians. But none of this is God’s fault. Yet, many give up on God and church altogether.
The only one you’re hurting is you.
Let me say this: your pain if valid. Don’t ever think it’s not alright to hurt. Don’t ever let anyone tell you, “you’re a victor not a victim!”
God cares about our pain. Otherwise, the Bible would not be so full of his care, compassion, and concern for us.
Face the facts. Acknowledge your own propensity to hurt people, too.
Take a deep breath.
You’d be surprised how good you’ll feel.