At church Saturday night, the pastor was talking about “What Would Jesus Post”. Like, what would He post on Facebook.
He went on to tell us what we should and should not post. How we should not argue with others on Facebook. How we should be truthful in our posts. Which we should.
But then he said something that really caught my attention. “The Hurting, Hurt Others”. I’ve never looked at it that way. But he is right.
Think about it. Have you ever been so hurt by someone that you try to get back at them because you hurt. And you try and hurt them even worse than they hurt you.
Look at it in a different way now. Have you ever been hurt by something, not someone, a situation, an incident at work, etc. Have you ever been so hurt that YOU take it out on your love ones, your friends, your coworkers? Maybe you don’t realize you are doing it, but you are.
SOOOOO, you (the Hurting) start to “Hurt” others.
You know Ronnie and our family have been through one heck of a lot. I know you all know that, but here is something I didn’t realize.
As you know we lost Kelsey over 7 years ago (seems like yesterday), then my daddy was really ill (thank God he made it), Mamma passed away, Annie passed away, 2 young cousins passed away, my best friends young son passed away, and the latest, Ron’s younger brother passed away. As we were cleaning out Ricks house I told Adam that I was tired of going through my families belongings and getting rid of the stuff. That is a LOT of loss in just 7 years. And, 4 of them in less than 2 years.
I know you all know that if it wasn’t for God, I would never make it through this. I say that over and over again. But do you know that there are days when I totally break down and forget to lean on God. (This past weekend would be one of those days)
You know what I do? Because I am “Hurting”, I take it out on my family and friends. Not knowing, I’m “Hurting” them. I just want someone to “Understand” my pain, realize I am in pain, take that pain away……… And, when they can’t take the pain away or can’t understand I “Hurt” them. Not intentionally, I forget that they are in pain as well.
So, to everyone that I may have hurt over the last 7+ years, I am so, so sorry. I didn’t mean to, I was just “Hurting” and not relying on God. Sometimes that human part of me comes out.
Here is a scripture that I hold dear to my heart. A scripture that keeps me going on.
1 Peter Chapter: 1 6-7
“So be truly glad. There is wonderful joy ahead, even though you have to endure many trials for a little while. (7) These trials will show that your faith is genuine. It is being tested as fire tests and purifies gold — though your faith is far more precious then mere gold. So, when your faith remains strong through many trials, it will bring you much praise and glory and honor on the day when Jesus Christ is revealed to the whole world.”
I believe we all face many trials throughout our life. And as the scripture says, we need to have faith. We need to believe in the fact that Jesus is coming back and we will all be together again. The dead will rise and the living we be swept into the Heavens with them for eternity. What a glorious day that will be.
My prayer to each and every one of you as always is that you ask the Lord to come into your heart. That you have the relationship with Him that I have. That we all meet in Heaven one day.