Have you ever been hurt by a loved one? Really, really hurt like heart-wrenchingly so?
I have. 😔
And it’s no fun at all.
I find myself replaying the hurt again and again, and it eats your days up with negative thoughts. Some days, I feel better, and can forgive and move on. Some days, the hurt feels like a fresh wound again, and I have trouble thinking about anything else.
It’s a process of letting go, and I’m convicted that it’s something I need to completely surrender to God. God says I need to let go of the hold that the other person’s sin has on my life. Oh, how I desperately need His help to do so…
There will be times when things do not make sense, and life looks unfair. But God is a just God, and He sees beyond what I experience. I need to trust Him more, and hand over the pain and hurt to Him.
Success – in the world’s terms – looks nothing like what God deems success to be.
He looks at our hearts.
He wants a surrendered life lived unto Him.
He sees obedience and faithfulness as success, and He assures us that He’s in charge of the outcome, and not us.
All we need to do is to faithfully obey His leading. To keep sowing, keep loving, keep living out His commands.
Easy to type these out, not so easy to live them out. But by His wisdom and strength, may He empower us to do so.
💝 There’s still much joy to be found. 🙂