Quick Thought: Hurt & Pain

I’m going to post some extended thoughts on pain in the near future, but I saw a tweet today that I wanted to share and comment on today.

Man, that is so true.

I encourage you to resist the urge to just wall off the part of your heart that hurts, thinking it’s the only way to move forward.

That’s exactly what the enemy wants us to do. When we do that, we lose a part of heart and part of our capacity to feel, to love.

We try to play some sort of mental game with ourselves, pretending the pain’s not there. But we know. We always know.

Loving those who hurt us, praying for the ones who cause us pain, not giving up on people and relationships, no matter how jacked up they may be at the moment, asking God to restore and heal–this is how we avoid closing off a part of our heart.

Doing, as Paul tells us in Romans 12:18 18, “…as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.”

We need to not numb our emotions but deal with them, work through them, rise above them.

I like what one of my friends posted on Facebook this week, “God’s way isn’t always easier, but it’s always worth it.”

Guard your heart… Press on!

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