Grace in the Face of Hurt

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Hurt people hurt people.  So how do we stop the never-ending cycle of hurt?  Dish it back out? Walk away? Hold a grudge?  Or face the hurt with grace? What if the hurt runs deep? Years of hurt.  Decades.

There is only one way to face it and come out the victor instead of the victim.  Grace. But what does grace look like?  Grace is biting your tongue when you could breathe fire on the person. Grace is praying for the one who offended. Grace is speaking well of that person when there are so many other things you could say.  Grace is reconnecting.  Grace is blessing those who hurt...knowing full well we might be the next one that hurts another. Grace is spreading God's riches.  The riches that neither they nor we deserve...

In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace...Ephesians 1:7

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