You’re not supposed to get hurt in church.
It’s supposed to be a place of acceptance and love. Yet far too often, pain comes from Christians.
Some of us are just complainers. But some of us are sincerely victims of unkind people.
There are no perfect Christians and there are no perfect churches. But I think we could do a lot better.
The message of the Gospel is love. All throughout the New Testament we see God relating to us with love and defining how we should relate to Him and each other with that same love – laying down your life, treating others the way you want to be treated, submitting, giving, serving, caring … sacrificial, unconditional love.
If you’ve been hurt, know that God sees it all.
Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you. -The Bible
Don’t give up on people or church. You be the love to others that you did not receive. And only when you really know God can you accomplish this.