Therefore, Don’t Lose Heart
[To Lose Heart: to lose ones courage or confidence](pg. 53)
No Matter the pain, no matter the trail that your going through don’t lose heart. That is much easier said then done. I know there has been times that I have lost heart. I have been broken and have felt shattered and bruised. It’s not an easy thing to get out of, but it’s possible.
So therefore, don’t lose heart when people hurt you. Because God is there to see you through. Even when you don’t feel Him, He’s still there with you. Remember “I hurt with the hurt of my people. I mourn and am overcome with grief.” (Jeremiah 8:21) He hurst with you and understands your pain better then anyone.
The Lord wants to heal our hurts and mend our brokenness. When we let Him the result is beautiful! But how? you maybe wondering. For one it takes time.
Lots of time spent with Him in His word, memorizing it and filling our hearts and minds with it. Spending time in prayer and stopping to listen to what He wants to say. Sometimes just sitting in the silence of His presence. Taking time out of your day to spend with Him. If your not used to doing that, then starting small is a good place to start.
You can start with 10 minutes a day and go from there. The more you do that the more time you will want to spend with Him. 🙂
“But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.” ( 2 Cor. 4:7-9)
It’s the nots of that verse that lead to your mended heart. People become secondary to the love and plan that God speaks over you. (pg. 55)
Even though people become secondary, our love for people increases because of the love of God in us. That is a blessing when trying to let go of the hurt you have from others. With God’s love you are able to forgive them, and maybe in some cases love them again.
Mended Heart Challenge
- Consider how much thought and energy you devote on a daily basis to thinking about people who have caused you pain.
- Prayerfully ask God to help you shift that focus.
- Praise God that He willingly took sin (even the effects of others’ sins) from you. (pg. 58)
Remember “The Jesus Factor Is Greater Then The People Factor.” (pg. 58)
All the under lined parts are from The Mended Heart by Suzanne Eller. All the verses used are the ones used her book as well.
I hope y’all liked this post, it is the end of chapter two. Next week I will start chapter three.